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TriQuint Reviews in Portland, OR

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
82 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance in general (in 6 reviews)

  • good working environment, good people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management prefers external hires to internal hires for almost all management positions (in 6 reviews)

  • Seem to have found its groove back since the merger with RFMD was announced (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far, so good..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Tech in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Equipment Tech in Portland, OR

    I have been working at TriQuint full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, quality oriented. Recommended.

    Cons

    Fab's a little dated. Still.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't screw up the merger..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Development Engineer RF devices , Great Place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Serior Product Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Serior Product Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at TriQuint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience . Management was very good as well as compensation.

    Cons

    Too many Upper level management change over short periods of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company whose days are likely numbered after RFMD buyout

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    For the most part, there is a collegial attitude amongst employees. A lot of engineering companies in the area have a reputation for salary and promotion practices that encourage nasty competition amongst employess, and to its credit, TriQuint is not one of those companies.

    Cons

    Being a small company with little turnover, opportunities for advancement or to change groups are almost non-existent. Upper management prefers external hires to internal hires for almost all management positions.

    After being bought out by RFMD, the odds that the Hillsboro location will survive in tact are rather low. The consensus opinion is that RFMD is interested in the filter business coming out of the Florida and Texas facilities, and not Oregon's ailing GaAs fab and diminishing ability to get power amplifier design wins.

    If you're already in the area, go ahead and take a job here. Relocating for this company seems like a big gamble at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to promoting internal talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at TriQuint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. 12 hour shifts fly by depending upon what area you work in. Training was mostly OJT which I fully support. Engineering staff was helpful and open to suggestions.

    Cons

    Maintenance was spotty at best. As an operator count on tools going down and maybe receiving a quick fix at best. They don't want to spend money on the older equipment. Management has a way of letting their hardest working employees stagnate in their current positions because they can't afford to promote their highest producers. The layoff period for this company has seemed to come to an end for full time staff but the way temps are treated here is like gold one day and dirt the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise goes a long way towards keeping your employees happy. Recognize your employees who are moving the most WiP...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at TriQuint full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working on the leading edge of technology keeps things interesting. Flexible work hours allows good work/life balance.Good benefits.

    Cons

    Project priorities seem to change a lot without much communication as to why. It can be somewhat distracting at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for its employees, but need accountability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, retain employees, exciting work, mid-size company (growth opportunity)

    Cons

    Little accountability, communication up for improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I have a blast time 19 years working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prod Operator Lead/Information Systems Tech in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Prod Operator Lead/Information Systems Tech in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    I've worked with awesome guys small team of systems analysis, supported other engineering and production teams. The guys I've worked with were very supported with family emergency and open to job training opportunities. When my dad was sick and was diagnose at severe stage of cancer, I had to be on call 24/7 for family emergency my working hours were allowed to be flexible. The best areas to work is Final Test and Engineering.

    Cons

    In an operator view, Fab production managements play too many politics games, is power trip and pick favoritism. They are not supportive and the people culture environment is to tense. They do not give the operators the empowerments and the flexibility to become more of a team player. They tend to over us COMMAND and CONTROL leadership styles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fab management leadership style "COMMAND and CONTROL" is the old legacy. They should give their operators the empowerment to work more freely and soon the output results you need will be at your dream.
    Fab management should learn the leadership style with Final Test management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Layout Designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Good People that work Hard.

    Cons

    Little Support from Upper Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When training on tools are needed, then give the training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laser and Saw's Programmer and Trainer did Operator of WEI wet Bench all microscope inspection and inventory control JOT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laser Ans Saw's Programmer and Trainer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Laser Ans Saw's Programmer and Trainer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Getting to work and use my Leadership Skill in Training and Development of a successful team. Great people
    to work with.

    Cons

    No room for Advancement, some Leads are gods there, not certified to do the job in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that are doing the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good culture, terrible systems

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Nice friendly place to work. Employees care about the company and want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Software runs most companies. TriQuint management seems fine running core aspects of the business using Excel spreadsheets, Access 97, and home-grown, non--integrated databases as long as they get the information they need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design wins require more than R&D spending. In order to be first to market you need solid, capable systems to support your people. TriQuint must invest in better execution and delivery systems in order to compete in fast moving global markets. You can't grow the business by hiring people to manually do work that should be automated using computers. Dump the spreadsheets and departmental point solutions and invest globally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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