Telefunken Semiconductors

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Telefunken Semiconductors Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
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    Telefunken Semiconductors have great investors and are always looking to improve the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Telefunken Semiconductors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with and good management. 4 shifts available, 6 til 6
    On-site cafe, state of the art 8" tool sets. 3 days one week 4 days next week, Sat rotation for night shift and Sun rotation for day shift.

    Cons

    Currently minimum staffing just now but investors are actively seeking new customers (some aboard already) No pay raises for the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    One of the most demoralizing experiences; it got so bad I couldn't sleep the night before a new work week.

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    Former Employee - Operator in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Operator in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Telefunken Semiconductors as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some good co-workers and the job itself could be interesting. Some nice attempts at boosting morale that I appreciated.

    Cons

    A lot of coworkers will stab you in the back. The POCs treat you horribly if they're having a bad day. The supervisors are useless at solving conflicts and in fact the higher ups seem to relish causing conflicts. The upper management does not put enough money and staff into fixing tools (though the maintenance they have are awesome and do a great job given what resources they are allocated). There is barely any communication and the higher ups expect you to find out about meetings through the grapevine either the day before or hours before. Also, higher ups expect you to know everything about what is going on with your tool but then lecture you when you try to find out from maintenance about what's going on with your tool. There is not enough staff to cover expectations. There's no motivation and when you try to do anything to positively resolve a situation you inevitably are at the receiving end of someone's displeasure. Also, they seem to almost discourage taking your short breaks without breaking the law in doing so. They also have a hard time making up their minds from both day to day and hour to hour about what they want you to do. They seem to hire more on connections than anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good God improve your communication and stop allowing a few people to inform you about what is actually going on (believe me, what they tell you and what is actually happening are two different things). Do more to boost morale. Give more resources to maintenance. Stop sabotaging co-workers being friendly to each other it just lowers morale and decreases productivity. Also, bring in more resources to meet your goals instead of the opposite. And allow for the fact that your workers do know what they are doing and don't need you micromanaging everything and stop short cutting people's training. In short, your company is the Amy's Baking Company of electronics and you need to turn it around.

    Negative Outlook
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  3.  

    Sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Telefunken Semiconductors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compressed work week, 3 on 3 off, 4 on, 4 off. Health benefits.

    Cons

    Morale is at an all time low. Unsupportive management, lack of communication, no company contributions to 401K. Lack of direction and focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start communicating with your employees. Spend your money on quality employees and needed supplies to keep the business operating. Make up your mind as to which direction the company is headed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Stark begonne, hat aber an Schwung verloren Started out strong but lost steam

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heilbronn, Baden-W├╝rttemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heilbronn, Baden-W├╝rttemberg (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Relativ freie Hand bei der Arbeit; unglaubliche Möglichkeiten eine Vielzahl von Aufgaben zu erlernen und Verantwortungen zu übernehmen. Tolle Mitarbeiter.

    Relative freedom to handle as saw fit; incredible opportunity to learn a variety of tasks and take on responsibility. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Keine Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten; zu wenig Ressourcen um einen Job nach Planung auszuführen; Jobbeschreibung und Anweisung vom Management ändern sich täglich; Gehalt wird nicht pünktlich gezahlt.

    No opportunity for advancement; lack of resources necessary to carry out job as defined; job description and direction from management changed on a daily basis; salary not paid on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hören Sie auf Ihre Berater; geben Sie den Angestellten einen Grund zu bleiben.

    Listen to your advisors; give employees a reason to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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