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Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. "Great mix of US, Asia, Europe workforce and cultures"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantest full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom for employees

    Cons

    Long hours during peak periods

    Advice to Management

    Keep on adding more and more benefits.


  2. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantest full-time

    Pros

    Good Working Environment Good Company

    Cons

    I did not find any cons as I really liked working here

  3. "Inventory Control"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Cordova, TN
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Cordova, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advantest (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company that takes care of its employees.

    Cons

    No cons, if you work hard you can succeed and advance with this company.


  4. "Great company, a good opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantest full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of autonomy. Tasks are dispatched usually work indepentantly/ alone.

    Cons

    Lack of documents, procedures, diagrams. Development tool installation, there is always some part of the task to figure out and document.

    Advice to Management

    Good leadership, work balance sometimes mismatched. Support systems are remote, but always timely response. Overall ideal if you like working mainly solo amongst a team.


  5. "Japanese headquartered company took over Verigy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advantest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They brought a strategic perspective missing from previous management

    Cons

    As a Japanese firm all key decisions were made in Japan and left the US team out

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with the US team, meetings need to offer more US input, more discussion in English, put in US based managers in the US, instead of installing Japanese managers over US staff,


  6. "Great Team Members!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantest full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team. Fun technologies to work with.

    Cons

    Frequent project changes disrupts work.

    Advice to Management

    Value teams and long term benefits of key employees


  7. "Challenging integration of two companies in a challenging market segment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advantest full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and people management

    Cons

    No strategy, No growth, Feeble outcomes for most recent new product efforts

    Advice to Management

    Upper management won't or can't take advice

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

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


  9. "Good place to work"

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


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