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Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "Business Supoort Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantest full-time

    Pros

    Frineldy office, great teams, and good place to work.

    Cons

    office is a little quite so you have to engage with others first .


  2. "Advantest America Inc"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advantest full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Good environment
    Flexible time
    Work from home

    Cons

    Not so far
    Old technology
    Have to wait for approval from Japan

  3. "Change is not necessarily for the better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advantest full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High technology products and working with the leading semiconductor manufacturers.
    Established company with deep pockets to invest.

    Cons

    Still recovering from the difficulties of the Verigy acquisition.
    Pushing out many of the employees responsible for Advantest's last decade of big profits.
    No clear direction to invest for growth, while simultaneously facing stagnation in historical market.

    Advice to Management

    Top management should not be a glorified sales role. Delegate the sales and spend more time actually being aware of what the teams are doing and managing ways to make the company more productive.


  4. "Nice Small Company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advantest as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work at your own pace. No pressure. Helpful and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Many long-term employees don't have the desire to make changes. They see in the past and never the future. Cooperation and communication is low.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to mistakes in the past instead of ignoring them. It's important to fix errors and work towards preventing them in the future.


  5. "Database analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advantest part-time

    Pros

    learn the real industrial Scrum methodology.

    Cons

    feel a little bit routine.


  6. "Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -A great company that looks out for its employees.
    -Benefits are good.
    -As an applications engineer you get to work with different clients and learn different techniques and skills along the way.
    -Its a very stable company and hence a very stable job. Very few lay offs
    -I have yet to meet a rude person while working here
    -Bonuses are hit or miss. But when they hit they are pretty good
    -Easy to manage work life balance (mostly)
    -Lots of very experienced people
    -Becoming an expert at testing

    Cons

    -Advancing is a slow crawl.
    -Getting more than a 1% or 2% raise is very difficult
    -Unless you are supporting a superstar customer it is hard to get recognition for doing great work.
    -I've met a couple lazy/incompetent engineers who seem to try to do the minimum amount of work for the customers.


  7. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advantest as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People a lot of room to take on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Poor intern pay, especially for the area

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns better

  8. "Lots of Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Was able to travel and get hands on experience. Team was very helpful and always wanted me to learn.

    Cons

    Global company so you get emails around the clock and must balance many projects at once.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advantest full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are smart, hard-working and nice to each other. It is a good working environment. The people in Japan really care about their workforce.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the processes.


  10. "Working for a real good quality Japanese company"

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantest full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Talented, helpful, really friendly people
    - Good benefits, sound company ownership
    - Stability of work, planning, and workload
    - Culture, professional environment, extremely fair treatment as individuals
    - Strong product solutions and interesting new projects
    - Refreshing in today's typically 1-2 quarter visioned companies to see this one with a truly long-term thinking

    Cons

    - Slow in critical decision making, lack of entrepreneurial thinking
    - Many times communication is on a "need to know" basis
    - Weak knowledge of English in significant Japanese base

    Advice to Management

    - Manage each business unit as far as size and spending based more closely on their contribution to top line or/and bottom line
    - Properly support application side from locally, where activity happens
    - Recognize, and act on, overworked contributors in extremely successful business units vs. underworked people hanging onto jobs in non-performing units


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