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TriQuint Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
68 Reviews

3.0
68 Reviews
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TriQuint President & CEO Ralph Quinsey
Ralph Quinsey
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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 has allowed to a great company to plummet (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    GOOD PLACE TO WORK

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

    Pros

    salary,benefits,management,career advance, education assistance,time-oof,sabbatical etc. are very competitive.

    Cons

    There is greater uncertainty of semiconductor jobs,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was okay place to work

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

    Pros

    compass shifts, great operators and techs

    Cons

    Triquint keep repeating the same mistake

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company in a growth-less industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    Pros

    Decent pay, fairly good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Top people are high C or low B at best. No options to grow career.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Texas Business Unit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Richardson, TX

    Pros

    Benefits included Sabbatical Leave for older employees. Communication with engineering support staff was normally pretty good.

    Cons

    IT department didn't necessarily communicate that well about upgrades or modifications of local business unit's MAN. IT would change procedures (ref: repairs) and not communicate that either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Texas business unit probably could have benefitted from getting one or two Technical Writers onboard to help Test Engineering Department keep up with Shop Process changes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company- Terrible Management in Texas(Richardson) Branch!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist V  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist V in Richardson, TX

    Pros

    Good pay, great Benefits, wanted to retire here

    Cons

    Cannot believe how I was treated just because of one person in Management! In 6 years 6 Perfect reviews, 5 nice raises(1 year none but still received stock options), Company turns a Blind Eye to its own "Code of Ethics" allowing managers to be in direct supervision over family members!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own guidelines because one day you will have to answer to a higher authority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I have a blast time 19 years working there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prod Operator Lead/Information Systems Tech  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Prod Operator Lead/Information Systems Tech in Hillsboro, OR

    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
  8.  

    The Florida fab is an island (hopefully it sinks sooner rather than later for TQ and RFMD). Don't go there!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Tech  in  Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Equipment Tech in Apopka, FL

    Pros

    Average pay and benefits. If you have to live in or are ok with Florida, it might work if you lower your standards. They don't sweat training, safety, protocol, cleanliness, 5s, organization, pass downs, or good documentation. Wait, maybe these are cons! You will find some decent people but they unfortunately were not in my immediate work area.

    Cons

    It's not a real fab; 4 inch wafers. You find yourself stuck in the early 1990's. One story and not the normal three stories of a real, world class fab. A few tools are somewhat modern but you're mostly stuck in last century. Biggest problem is people. The equipment "technicians" are mostly former operators or process techs would lack the pedigree of a real tech that can truly diagnose and fix problems. Fortunately for them there is heavy reliance on a couple equipment vendors; problem being that they aren't so sharp either. They sure think highly of themselves though. The "engineers" might be decent techs at a real fab; key word there is "might". The poor engineer has to have his hand in every pie since he has to compensate for lack of quality technicians....ie do not think for yourself and check with him for any decision, action plan, or anything. They are not used to having new people come on board; you will not be warmly welcomed or given good training or orientation. Those folks are too busy web surfing, talking about their weekend, etc. Technicians sit in and are part of the interview process of prospective techs, engineers, and even managers. Since many have never been in a real fab, they are clueless on asking proper and relevant questions. And it emboldens them & makes them feel important. Needless to say, only locals or people looking to escape a different TriQuint fab are going there. And there is the good 'ol boy system. A PhD working for a guy lacking a 4 year degree simply due to that guy knowing someone up the chain somewhere. That "guy" is making some bad decisions and of course he thinks he's a god. English is not the dominant language in the hallways. Operators are mostly temps. Too many older, heavier, lazier people for my liking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully the Florida "fab" gets closed as part of the merger with RFMD. Expanding that dump at high cost while retaining that group of employees is not a good plan. Maybe the designers on the second floor are doing good things, but that first floor fab is a mess. Consider moving operations to a real building in a city where there is real talent instead of having to import that talent to central Florida (oh by the way, a pretty shady place).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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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    • Senior Management
    • 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

    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
  10.  

    Layout Designer

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

    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
  11.  

    A good place to work, lots to do but not too hectic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

    Pros

    Great people, good tools, interesting work. An example of the caliber of folks working there: they have a 'gift of time off' policy and when one of my coworkers at another site missed a lot of work due to medical issues they were 'gifted' enough days off so they did not miss a day of pay in six months off.

    Cons

    Benefits keep slipping over time, not as stable a workplace as it was (layoffs to repackage the company for a 'merger').

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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