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Updated Feb 18, 2022

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2.9
41%
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54%
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Pros
  • "Friendly people and nice company culture.(in 3 reviews)
Cons
  • "bad management.(in 3 reviews)
  • "not the best pay, moving up from within difficult due to small size(in 3 reviews)
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Nice company

    Jan 19, 2021 - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people and nice company culture.

    Cons

    I am not willing to disclose.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good while it lasted

    Feb 18, 2022 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun projects, nice customers.

    Cons

    Pay and company moved location.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good Job

    Apr 29, 2021 - Test Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Independence, ease of work, interesting technology

    Cons

    sometimes difficult and demanding. Lots of emails to keep up with.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company, too bad they were acquired by someone lot bigger.

    Dec 14, 2020 - Team Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Small company with a tight knit team

    Cons

    Relied mostly on temporary staff in lab operations leading to high employee turn-over

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Easy job, little pay

    Jan 14, 2021 - Test Operator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job, just follow instructions

    Cons

    Can be boring, most of the time no phones allowed

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good company

    May 20, 2020 - Test Technician in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit package and Life/Work balance

    Cons

    pay was on the low end and raises/advancement were hard to come by

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    They will throw you in the ocean to see how long you can float.

    Jan 26, 2015 - Test Systems Operator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool new projects every now and then. Company parties/events/BBQs. The company works with the "big boys" and may open more opportunities in career goals. Quiet and peaceful environment.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of clarity, instructions from managers and passdowns lead to A LOT of miscommunications. Laboratory is a mess, employees don't clean after themselves! The organization structure of the company are confusing and unclear. It's very difficult to perform the best work due to lack of clarity and instructions of 3rd party products. Managers will train you, but they will leave you out on the small important things and sometimes it's incorrect, which you will be at fault in the long run. Some employees will bail, hide, or excuse themselves from dealing customers and tasks are either delayed or incomplete. Time is essential, you don't want to run the wrong test. Deadlines for test runs are unpredictable, and if results don't generate good numbers then there's a chance you could be mark down for errors and mistakes.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A temporary opportunity tech company.

    Aug 20, 2016 - Test Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You will be exposed to new technologies in the cellular/ wireless world. Great for those interested in entering the tech world such as students or those with no experience. Set working hours for part timers. OT is kept at a minimum.

    Cons

    Being a small company, the salary is among the lowest in the valley. Not willing to hire local talent, but rely on lower salaried out-of-state talent. The Sunnyvale location is the poor relative of the Irvine main office.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great part time job

    Jul 14, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You pick your own schedule, very chill. Staff is nice and very helpful. More pay if you work on weekends or graveyard shifts. Sometimes free food from different countries like Germany, Korea, etc. Do not need much knowledge at first, you can learn as you go. More of a system learning than engineering expertise. You get to test on cool devices like new phones from different countries, pace makers, motherboards, etc.

    Cons

    No bonuses or benefits really. There is PTO and like certificate awards for being the worker of the month but that is it. No raises either.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    The company's workflow, dependent on amount of customers present, dictates the synergy of the employees.

    Mar 29, 2015 - Test Session Operator in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company pays for training. The training is done by test engineers that have years of experience in the lab.

    Cons

    You will eventually have to work the 2nd and/or 3rd shifts (from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am & 12:00 am to 8:00 pm). Training is difficult if there are too many customers.

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7 Layers Reviews FAQs

7 Layers has an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on over 42 reviews left anonymously by employees. 41% of employees would recommend working at 7 Layers to a friend and 25% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, 7 Layers employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at 7 Layers. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

41% of 7 Layers employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated 7 Layers 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 2.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at 7 Layers to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be culture, senior leadership, management.

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