Vishay Siliconix Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. Very rewarding work

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

    I have been working at Vishay Siliconix full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers are really friendly. It's like one big family. Easy work. They offer all benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay. Raises once a yr. 2.75%


  2. working at siliconix is very hard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vishay Siliconix

    Pros

    salary and benefits are within industry avareage

    Cons

    stressful due to 12 hours work scedule

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Pros and Cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Working A Senior Maint Tech Has Been Great in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Working A Senior Maint Tech Has Been Great in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Vishay Siliconix

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

    Pros

    Working at Siliconix for the past 19 years has been wonderful. The people I've met and worked with was great and
    the job of Equip. Maint. Specialist has been rewarding and fulfilling. The pay, benefits are good

    Cons

    Vishay will be shutting down Siliconix at the latter of 2015 or early in 2016. I'll miss working at Siliconix and with all the wonderful people.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of all the hard working people that made Siliconix what it is today.


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  5. 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.


  6. A progressive place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  7. Not a very great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Start rewarding people for what they do for the company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Loved the fast pace of the work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The fast pace of the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    Employment not very stable as with the semiconductor industry

    Advice to Management

    Job security is very important to employee


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    No comment


  11. 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.



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