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TriQuint Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
82 Reviews
3.3
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TriQuint President & CEO 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 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.  

    electronic tech

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    Former Employee - Electronic Tech in Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Electronic Tech in Apopka, FL

    I worked at TriQuint

    Pros

    needed more room to improvement withing the companie

    Cons

    give employees chance to get train more with in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Questionable employment practices

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    Current Employee - Operator in Apopka, FL
    Current Employee - Operator in Apopka, FL

    I have been working at TriQuint as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Operations schedule is great if you don't mind working 12 hours 3 days one week and 4 days the next.

    Cons

    Most people hired are hired as contractors through their agency. Everyone is pretty much a number. If you don't produce int he first 90 days or are not "liked" expect to get the phone call stating "We don;t need you anymore", no explanation given. The supervisor's and upper management rule through a climate of fear. Each shift does it's own thing - no consistency across shifts. The pay is not OK but it at least pays the bills. The training program is a joke. Documentation is sparse and vague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a documentation team together to fix the documentation issues. Make all shifts handle operations the same way. Put a real training program in place and track each employee's progress. Teach the leads on how to be better leads instead of "capos".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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    Engaging and opportunities to advance

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Apopka, FL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Apopka, FL

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

    Pros

    There are wonderful welcoming people and the atmosphere is comfortable to work with . Plenty of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    The company is growing faster than it was prepared for and some things have fallen to the wayside but I'm confident it will improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better ,clearer communications

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad attitudes

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    Current Employee - Technician in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Technician in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at TriQuint

    Pros

    I'm living in Florida is the Pro

    Cons

    People here at Triquint have really bad attitudes. They only like you when your doing them a favor, after that they go back to their old self of either ignoring you or talking behind your back. I've work for 4 big corporations and have never experienced the amount of back stabbing as I have at this place. The old timers hate anyone that may have a good idea or suggest a change. Do not try to change the status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the old timers, people that have never seen another company, they are holding this place back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Development Engineer RF devices , Great Place to work.

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    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
  8.  

    Solid company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at TriQuint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology and product mix
    Excellent engineers and scientists
    Company is run very lean, so no dead weight around
    Good compensation, good 401k matching, ESPP, and profit sharing programs
    Merger with RFMD should provide increased business opportunities. New company's future looks promising.

    Cons

    Again, company is run very lean, so a lot is asked from every employee, good in a way, but that does not leave much room for individual career plan.
    Opportunities for growth (promotion) are very limited.
    TriQuint management missed on a few business opportunities in the last 2 years. Seem to have found its groove back since the merger with RFMD was announced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company whose days are likely numbered after RFMD buyout

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    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
  10.  

    Great place to work and I would highly recomend TriQuint

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    Former Employee - Senior RF Test Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior RF Test Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    TriQuint rewards good work with stock options.

    Cons

    It is a smaller corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pleas do not change your relations ships with your employees. Do not become the minute pinching large corporation that drives the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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