Siltronic Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Silicon Wafer Manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Technical Operator/ERT in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Operator/ERT in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siltronic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quality work and dedication are recognized and rewarded. Excellent environment for learning diversity, and team dynamics. A great opportunity for entry level training. You are encouraged to learn and expand to your full potential.

    Cons

    This is a company supplying a dwindling market. As technology progresses, this company dwindles. Lay offs, cut backs, plant shut downs, and pay rate freezes have plagued the company. Job security is not steady.

    Advice to Management

    The management has, with occasional hiccups, done a decent job of handling a bad scenario. One area that needs serious correction is the favoritism and nepotism that runs rampant on the production floor. It doesn't provide the best performance, and it tears at the morale of the whole company.


  2. My experience was good overall. People are easy to work with. Work became boring at times as an intern.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineering Intern in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Intern in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, Room for improvement

    Cons

    Slow pace, Management was not very well organized


  3. Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Provided stable income plus bonus, flexible schedule, amazing benefits and gave me financial freedom if I managed my money effectively.

    Cons

    Stressful, Lack of accountability, Hazardous work conditions

    Advice to Management

    Success requires great leaders with willingness to perform and lead by example.


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  5. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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


  6. A really good experience

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    Former Employee - HRIS Administrator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - HRIS Administrator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  7. Always crisis mode.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siltronic full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    i think they do a good job of managing each cell


  9. Good people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. 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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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



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