Supertex Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
9 Reviews
2.9
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ok place to work for. Good people

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Supertex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good teamwork, good work life balance

    Cons

    poor benefits , no growth, lunch room not adequate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A company good for all age employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Supertex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A small company but people here are very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    No job growth, no company party, very old computers.
    One guy asked the HR for break time, sorry for him, because he did not know that HR has a badge can access the lobby and they can in and out (go to bank or get coffee) without effect theirs attendance. And, do you believe? HR manager even ask hers co-worker badge-in in the mornings, in order to get 8 hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company uses the time card system to control the employees and employees find the way to against the policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to start career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Supertex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good exposure over complete product cycle.
    Can interact with all the groups.

    Cons

    Don't have work from home option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recruit more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Run fast as your can

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Supertex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people but will not get you far

    Cons

    Outdated building...computers...members. I would never work for an outdated company again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money for new equipments!

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    pretty good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Supertex full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance
    management will listen, open door policy
    professional co-workers.
    coworkers tend to get along well. Not much drama or office politics.
    fun place to work, lots of different things to do each day, never a boring day
    latest equipment and software

    Cons

    no company-wide party or lavish expenditures.
    building and offices are a bit old. Ceiling drips when it rains.
    You gotta pay for snacks yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running out of space...would be nice to build a new building :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company that you'll ever work for

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Supertex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The CFO is a real nice guy
    Matching 401k
    Most of the people here are pretty nice and professional
    Not really much else

    Cons

    This is probably the worst company that you will ever work for. Super cheap company. Unless you are way up on the food chain or in the design department you'll be given a computer that barely works, this includes if you are working in the manufacturing fab as those computers barely run at all. When I started working here my keyboard had green stains on it *yuck* I demanded a new one right away which I'm surprised that I got. Computers barely works, printer barely works, Internet is super slow, no company address book in Outlook. Some stories that I've heard about the higher ups:

    -got upset when someone in purchasing ordered post-it notes
    -goes around after people have left to see if they left their computer on, if you do apparently he tells the IT dept and will "get you in trouble"
    -monitors the amount of toilet paper used<- yes seriously

    No safety training given to me before going into the fab, is that even legal?

    You have to clock in and out when you leave the building even if it is for breaks. I got in trouble with my boss since my timecard always showed arund 7hrs 30min or so. Why did it show less than 8 hours? Well I go on breaks and drive in between offices. My incompetent boss said that the time spent driving in between buildings doesn't count as time paid as "just like you don't get paid driving to work" I asked HR about this and she was completely clueless. I asked about time for breaks that should be paid and her reply was "Well that's why I don't leave the building for breaks anymore." O ya, and by the way I was a salaried employee and not hourly so I have no idea why they have everyone doing timecards.

    Company has a matching 401k but takes out way too much for benefits. For the HMO plan, vision and dental they would take almost $200 out monthly.

    And as far as the company culture and activities, there are none. There is no holiday party ever. No company get togethers other than monthly birthday luncheons for certain departments which you have to pay for anyways so I never went. They have a small workout room which apparently they received for free. They won't tell you about this unless you ask them.

    I plan on leaving this "company" early next year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money to upgrade the archaic computers and printers. This isn't a third world country. Also treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Supertex

    Pros

    Work environment, Helpful and competent managers, Challenging work, Location

    Cons

    Benefits not great, Limited product range

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok to start the career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Supertex

    Pros

    Easy to interact with other groups

    Cons

    Less salary, no job growth, no appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    They will not push you/overwork you, but you will not get paid a lot either. But overall good work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Supertex

    Pros

    Lots to learn it is hands on work. Small company so more responsibility.

    Cons

    Too small a market. Company growth is limited. But is leader in it's market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the company wishes to become big, it will have to pay like the big companies too, otherwise hiring will be difficult.

    Approves of CEO

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