Vishay Siliconix

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Vishay Siliconix Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
44 Reviews
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Vishay Siliconix President, CEO, COO, and Director Gerald Paul
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  1.  

    Good working environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vishay Siliconix

    Pros

    Stable work place. Reasonable work load.

    Cons

    Too many sites to support which makes it very difficult to support.

  2.  

    A progressive place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    I was able to work a professional level job on a part-time basis. The management was very accommodating and flexible.

    Cons

    When Siliconix was bought out by Vishay, things changed from being a small company atmosphere to a more rigid large company environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to bring back some of the way things were in the pre-Vishay days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Director IC Product Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director IC Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director IC Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    An individual, in the right position, can make a big difference in this company

    Cons

    Very bad work environment. Top management does care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Not a very great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Vishay Siliconix

    Pros

    Well experienced senior staff people.
    Everyone is ready to help when stuck.

    Cons

    Still using really old technology
    No bonuses even if you are senior.
    Too much micromanaging.
    No stocks for regular employees, only meant for top 10% of the total head count of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start rewarding people for what they do for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so friendly work environment.

    Current Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has strict principles on the quality of their semiconductor devices. HR is easy is deal with, and they are friendly.

    Cons

    Senior engineers don't respect new or junior engineers. They don't want to share knowledge with the new hires. People from different departments are pointing fingers to each other. This company has poor upper management. They want to hire as many temporary engineers as they could without ever considering transitioning them to permanent positions. Department heads don't realize there is a learning curve for new hires, and they want the new hires to do perfect jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to make temporary hires to permanent positions if they have the talents the company needs. Saving money by limiting this transition would only make people leave this company, and that would slow down the company operations.

  7.  

    Loved the fast pace of the work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The fast pace of the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    Employment not very stable as with the semiconductor industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job security is very important to employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vishay Siliconix is a mediocre place to work over-all

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

    I worked at Vishay Siliconix as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are none that I can think of now because of their continuing effort to move out of he Valley. There is also no room for growth. Hires and fires temp employees regularly.

    Cons

    Management tends to micromanage but failed to recognize good employees. Lots of politics. Employees always
    restless because of threat of getting laid off due to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand what is really going on in the front lines. Give credit where credit is due.

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

    Ideal Company that you can work and retire! Good benefits and Company is very fair !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wafer Fab Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Wafer Fab Specialist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Vishay Siliconix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people to work with!

    Cons

    Business reduction in force due to bad economy! So far it's a good company to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Vishay Siliconix is a stable workplace

    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Good technologies and Products.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment for future technology development. Limited growth potential.

  11.  

    Senior Staff Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Above average salary, good working culture, fair bonus plan.

    Cons

    Do not offer ESPP, out dated working environment & equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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