Siltronic

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Siltronic Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    A really good experience

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    Former Employee - HRIS Administrator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - HRIS Administrator in Portland, OR

    I worked at Siltronic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having a really good supervisor that would listed and was willing to help was a big plus. Good hours and relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay was okay. Only got very small raises for the many years that I worked there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mostly good but grossly underpaid for the market.

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    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Portland, OR

    I worked at Siltronic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation and sick policies.

    Cons

    Lower pay, no accountability of management. Management shuffled incompetent good ol boys whenever someone was caught with their pants down. Went dirt cheap on health care providers. When shuffle happens those that thought they were on a career path get their legs cut out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't publicly pretend you have the same issues with putting food on the table and deciding when and where to take your self or kids to the doctor as the person barely making above minimum wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Always crisis mode.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Siltronic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employees and co-workers. Good educational benefits.

    Cons

    Seems like there is a constant state of crisis. The crisis is never resolved. It also feels like working in a bubble without knowledge of the common/best practices being employed outside of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more employee movement between departments. Allow more travel to seminars and trade shows. Allow more international travel to sister factories in Singapore and Germany.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Over the hill.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siltronic as an intern

    Pros

    There are not stressful high expectations to deliver.

    As an intern, I was given lots of opportunity to choose what sort of work to do.

    Cons

    Doing any sort of work was very difficult due to lack of support from others, restricting computer setup, and old technology in general. Probably half the time was spent dealing with problems that shouldn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take on interns when the company is in the state it's in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work. Teaches you how to work hard and it pays good.

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Siltronic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, shift differential for graveyard, fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Graveyard is hard. 12 hour shifts, and it is slow sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i think they do a good job of managing each cell

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siltronic

    Pros

    Great people to work with in all departments. Recent layoffs have affected moral significantly, but that is to be expected.

    Cons

    Low pay, Portland site is not the favorite of headquarters in Germany. Many decisions are made in Germany and the disconnect can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break out of the mold and pursue success, even if it means separating from Wacker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Siltronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Starts off with 3 weeks vaction with max of 5 after 9 years of service

    Cons

    Poor pay. A sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better, then they will want to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    stable job with good work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Siltronic

    Pros

    12 weeks paternity leave for each child

    Cons

    the city of Portland is not business friendly which makes it difficult for siltronic to expand

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Has declined over the years.

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    Former Employee - Operator II in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Operator II in Portland, OR

    I worked at Siltronic

    Pros

    Split 4/3 Work Week - Easy to plan longer vacations
    Benefits are pretty decent.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance - Kid sick? Write up. Car Broke Down? Write Up. Death of your favorite aunt who raised you from birth? No FMLA for non-imm. family. Three write ups for any reason in 1 year - automatic termination.

    Heavy swings in production - you could be laid off for 6 months, then be called back at a lower wage when it gets busy, only to get laid off again later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that we are all human, life happens. We understand you need us to be reliable, but we have life to deal with too.

    Respect those who were with you during the "hey day" of silicon manufacturing - 20 plus years and don't take away our pride by laying us off first before temp workers who make far less wages. It leaves a bad taste.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair compensation, Good Work-Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Siltronic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlike some of the other semiconductor companies, the company does not require workers to work beyond their stipulated working hours. Usually employees would knock off work promptly to get on to the company bus.

    Cons

    There is limited upside in career advancement as well as pay increment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people who had made contributions to the company, especially in the middle and lower strata. The tip of the balance is geared towards the upper management. Promotion percentage is limited in the middle and lower strata.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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