Transphorm Reviews

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Fumihide "Humi" Esaka
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  1. Decent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Goleta, CA

    I worked at Transphorm full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable staff. There is always help you can go to if you don't fully understand how to approach a problem. A lot of learning and growth is possible here.

    Cons

    The pay is a little sub-par, and they don't give raises. The general mode of the company is to squeeze as much out of you before draining the life out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth, man.


  2. Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transphorm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities if given the chance.

    Cons

    Favoritism keeps bad employees around. No raise policy. Bad morale.


  3. Growing company with lots of potential but still not yet established as a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Development Intern in Goleta, CA
    Former Intern - Product Development Intern in Goleta, CA

    I worked at Transphorm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loose working atmosphere, team is comprised of mostly young, active engineers, good appreciation of employees

    Cons

    One of the biggest downsides to working at Transphorm is the lower than market value pay and long hours typically expected out of management. The interview process is pretty much a joke, with little organization or planning on their part. There is an distinct imbalance in the levels of experience in the workforce, which contains a combination of inexperienced fresh college grads, and highly experienced non-degree holders, but very few (if any) in between those levels. Management is comprised of PhDs with little to no prior semiconductor experience and do not readily take advice from experts in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Balance out the team with members from all experience and education levels, seek out more help from outside consultants in solving complex problems, and pay fair salaries to the hard working employees. Listen to the employees that have a lot of experience from other places and take their valuable input.


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  5. Good startup company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transphorm

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A group of nice and telented people working hard. We can learn a lot from each other

    Cons

    The salary and bonus is relatively low, which depress many employees



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