TriQuint Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
72 Reviews
3.0
72 Reviews
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TriQuint President & CEO Ralph Quinsey
Ralph Quinsey
46 Ratings

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.  

    Never depend on your history at a company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Richardson, TX

    I worked at TriQuint full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The guys in the trenches are great. In my thirty years working for this wafer fab I can count on one hand all the really poor co-workers and still have fingers left. The relaxed work environment is a big plus. Never had any problem with modest expenses related to my job.

    Cons

    In the last fifteen years at this company, I've created (mostly alone) several of the MES innovations in place at this company. In 2006 I received the President's award for my MES system that had saved the company five million dollars. In the last two years, the company has brought in a team of more than ten workers to take over what I used to support. Now in the twilight of my career and life, I'm downsized. So the biggest "Con" is that there is not the least amount of loyalty to employees at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your employees often that they are expendable. Encourage them to make plans for when they get dumped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The Oregon facility is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at TriQuint full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plenty of great projects to work on, lots of "low hanging fruit" to harvest

    Cons

    They are going thru a merger with RFMD, perhaps because the technical management did not make every best decision just right. In that business ya might have to be right most of the time if you want to succeed. Tough business to be in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best of luck with the merger

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lied too, years on job counted for nothing, first 10 years were happy.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineering Technician  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Technician in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at TriQuint full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good employees, benefits are great and lower level management fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management is not real honest with lower level employees, they tell you what they think will make employees happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when you know employees are unhappy, don't tell them something to make them feel better, or make them think you are going to help them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People - Questionable Deceision Making

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the people are great to work with. Flexible schedules are available for Exempt employees.

    Cons

    Poor decision making has created numerous issues. No possibility for advancement especially for a company this size. Upper management sees people as expendable and easily replaced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your personnel below middle management - we actually have good ideas and a better understanding of the business than your management teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good people, good benefits, great location (OR that is)

    Cons

    Weak management, performs poorly against competition, always playing catch up to the competition, too many managers with very little to do sucking up resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More contributors, fewer managers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    senior design engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TriQuint

    Pros

    good working environment, good people

    Cons

    low salary, low recognition, slow to market

  8.  

    Fab Operator

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    Former Employee - Fab Operator  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Fab Operator in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at TriQuint full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I liked working with the people and the days off. Sabbatical every 5 years and generous PTO.

    Cons

    Training wasn't the best and people weren't moved around to learn new things. They brought on too many new people and they weren't getting trained they way they should be. The benefits were getting expensive. When something needed to be fixed it didn't always get done right away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more awards for job well done. A lot of people did good things but weren't always getting recognized for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    At first it was very good place to work than, Mrg. changes to many.

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    Former Employee - Laser Programmer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Laser Programmer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at TriQuint full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    over time pay,Stock options, some people

    Cons

    you can't get ahead there, you can't move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employee's for more changes to better the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    TriQuint Semiconductor: A nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Fab Operator
    Former Employee - Fab Operator

    I worked at TriQuint full-time

    Pros

    Good team environment, opportunity to work with GaAs wafers as opposed to Silicon, a good quality cafeteria, clean facilities, in a beautiful neighborhood.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any downsides.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I like it ... But not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Fab Operator  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Fab Operator in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at TriQuint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing company in the microelectronics communications field. Love the compressed workweek as an operator, Anything over 8hrs a day is OT.

    Cons

    Witnessed and survived a few layoffs. But they typically don't do layoff. Some of the workers are not team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees about the performance of others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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