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  1. "Credence Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Innovative engineering
    Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Constant layoffs
    Constant change of direction from upper management

    Advice to Management

    You cannot change directions multiple times on product development cycles that are as long as they are in the ATE industry. Use your MBA and PREDICT where the market will be and the STICK to your prediction. You might be wrong, but otherwise you will simply bankrupt the shareholders.


  2. "Fell on hard times"

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, competitive wages and benefits, lots of creative and smart people. Routine employee events and quality resources.

    Cons

    Obviously the fact that they weren't making any money has to be taken as a negative. Layoffs were routine and damaging to morale. Constant management turnover made it challenging to clearly communicate objectives from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Since I left before the merger with LTX, I don't know enough about the new environment to give any legitimate advice to management.

  3. "Nice and smart people, work environment suffers from constant layoffs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are all friendly and always willing to help even if the problem is out of their specialty.

    Cons

    The constant layoffs could be an emotional strain.
    Upper management does not do a good job in keeping the employees posted about how the company is doing and where the company is heading.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the employees more consistently.


  4. "Could've been a great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Credence's pay does not seem to be bad. It's a great place to be exposed to a lot of different system design issues. People under estimate the difficulties in developing ATE systems, but I actually got to deal with a lot of interesting problems.

    Cons

    Management took too long to make decisions. The product positioning seems to be consistently wrong compared to competitors like Teradyne. There are actually some good engineers in the company, but there talent and energy are wasted working on projects that never got shipped. Historically, the company never developed a successful product internally. All the products that sold well were acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Now that Credence is bought and soon will be killed, there is not much I can say.


  5. "Credence is such a stingy looser in terms of pay and strategic decision making."

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can not find any where else then work for this company.

    Cons

    No current R&D
    No new projects
    Pay for employees have been cut several times and now its what the pay was 5 - 7 yrs ago.
    Management does not have a sense of direction and the Managers are not really engineers/Technical ppl
    Every manager in the company works to save his own position not for the employees he manages

    Advice to Management

    Get some sense of direction. You guys have screwed up the company and employees enough.


  6. "Dissatisfied with Credence Top Management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable Benefits. Good People. Reasonable Team work

    Cons

    Horrible Top Management. No Vision at all. Extreme short term focus. Too much management turnover

    Advice to Management

    Credence has merged with LTX. Tough job, because even after the merger the company will be a distant No 4 in a shrinking business, in a commodity market. It needs to develop differentiated products to survive.


  7. "Quotation, ARP Software, Customer Relationship Manager, Bid Co-ordination, Tendering"

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    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Credence Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn New things, Supporting Staff

    Cons

    Not proper management of work

    Advice to Management

    Take those employees who are loyal to work thats enough for company

  8. "Credence Systems, Noida is IT Infrastructure Management Company, offers end-to-end solutions combining deep domain exper"

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    Current Employee - ASAP MM CONSULTANT in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - ASAP MM CONSULTANT in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Credence Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We help companies integrate key business processes, improving their operational efficiencies and extracting better business value from their investment.

    Cons

    We help companies integrate key business processes, improving their operational efficiencies and extracting better business value from their investment.


  9. "Gud working enviornment.."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credence Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good projects with good learning opportunities, good professional environment, work and leisure balance, transparent review process.

    Cons

    HR Management and other employee referral activities are too clumsy.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, management is doing a good job. They just need to be a bit more appreciative.


  10. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    coworkers were smart and friendly

    Cons

    the estaff were greedy and ruthless


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