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Cabot Microelectronics Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Cabot Microelectronics Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Noglows
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, flexible work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits (healthcare, 401K, stock options, tuition reimbursement) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • In R&D a full-time Lean Six Sigma role can be challenging with current (in 4 reviews)

  • Depending on job type there is potential for significant time spent outside core hours in video meetings with colleagues in Asia (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Very nice place to work. Innovative company, creative job, R&D body behaves like a fanily"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good carrier opportunity, good salary and very rewarding in general. Good job live balance. Many room for getting diverse experience. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Nothing real so far. But because I have to add at least 20 words I have to repeat again: Nothing real wrong

    Advice to Management

    Keep right people in the right places, preserve creativity in R&D


  2. "It was a fine experience."

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    Former Employee - Customer Quality Engineer in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Quality Engineer in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible work environment. Nice people to work with. Global exposure as you will work with colleagues and customers across the world.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management. No clear direction on where the company is heading. New product development is very slow and most upper management have no experience in the semiconductor industry.

    Advice to Management

    New management needed (from outside). Need to make it fast paced.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stagnating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cabot Microelectronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation and 401K are generous. The location is very good.

    Cons

    Product quality is poor and progress/actions have been very sketchy in the last year. Makes me uncomfortable as this can go on only so long. Cost of living is on a high uptrend. Some key knowledge, especially with regards to safety, has left the building (managers and operators). Those left behind are a dwindling pool of knowledge. 12 hr shifts are both good and bad. Bad for commuting and safety. Good for outside activities.

    Advice to Management

    The top down approach isn't working all that well. We're fortunate in that there is very little competition in the pad business otherwise we would be in deeper trouble.


  4. "Great Place of Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company! Benefits and people are terrific

    Cons

    High-paced and global hours not for everyone


  5. "Fast-Paced, High Expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Strong focus on data-driven decisions. Excellent mobility within the company.

    Cons

    Seriously fast-paced. Overseas customers and co-workers mean after-hours phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to identify and remediate poor first-line managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good people, and interesting technology

    Cons

    Lots of recent changes- which is not bad in and of itself, but the overly optimistic goals of the new regime had a hugely negative affect on bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get greedy. The company is flush with cash and you cut off your employees at the knees last year.


  7. "growing company and good benefits"

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

    I have been working at Cabot Microelectronics full-time

    Pros

    market pay, good benefits, growing culture

    Cons

    dynamic organization and sometime stressful

  8. "Good company with great benefits"

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

    I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time

    Pros

    Excellent salary & benefits, excellent industry

    Cons

    Management skills lacking, need management training


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CMP Engineer"

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

    I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Lots of talent
    Good work-life balance
    Great benefits

    Cons

    As is the case with most companies now days, the company is forced to run "lean" thus causing a slight negative tilt in the work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "leader in technology"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Oswego, IL
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Oswego, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cabot Microelectronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a great place to work

    Cons

    all projects are priority A

    Advice to Management

    Keep up


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