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Diodes Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to start in this field"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lees Summit, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and benefits aren't too bad
    Open book overtime
    Great location

    Cons

    Closing due to poor relationship with landlord

    Advice to Management

    Update your resumes


  2. "Letting it go the hard way....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers for the most part

    Cons

    Management, management, management. The company is closing it's doors, primarily because of management incompetence. This closure was very preventable if the corporate office had paid attention. It almost looks like they (secretly) wanted to shut us down to ship manufacturing overseas to China and England.

    Advice to Management

    No advice necessary. You obviously don't listen to it anyway.


  3. "equipment engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has been steady work for last 15 years

    Cons

    micro management - not much incentive to innovate

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees input on purchase of used equip - too late


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  5. "Fast paced, sometimes frustrating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dependable work, compressed schedules available, on the job training. Great place to start from the ground level, as there are usually opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Disconnect between management and majority staff. 24/7 operation, including holidays. The normal frustrations of a fast paced work environment with daily and sometimes hourly priority adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and simplify the policies for hourly employees. Integrate a strict pass/fail period concerning retention of new hires.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent at least.

    Cons

    Horrendous management to work for. Felt I was working back in the 80s again - only worse! Sexism, racism, ageism rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Sooner or later, someone will sue you. Fix the problems now, before that happens.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diodes is a great company to work for. I would definitely return in the future.

    Cons

    Staring salary may be low, but they do offer annual raises.


  8. "Good company!"

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

    I have been working at Diodes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong management team. Great company build to last.

    Cons

    Open door policy. Every opportunity opened to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Do Not Apply - Previous reviews are real"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    on-site gym, free cheap coffee, generally nice people (except for management)

    Cons

    2 cutlures - Chinese and other. unethical in so many ways. fear based culture (management). high turnover - in fact I started looking to get out within 3 months of arrival. no encouragement at non-manager levels.

    Advice to Management

    Respect cannot be overlooked.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Fab"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits ok, long weekends. That's all I can think of.

    Cons

    Upper management always reaping benefits. Seems most everyone gets a healthy bonus except the peons in the fab. Every year you're promised more, but alas it never comes. They demand more output than their man power or very old tools can handle. Advancement options are limited. Pay raises are in tiny increments.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your peons


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Profit above everything else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Quality in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Quality in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn Chinese culture
    Travel to China
    Great place to work if you are fluent in Chinese

    Cons

    Primary spoken language in the office is Chinese
    Annual employee turnover rate is ~80%
    Pay rates ~30% less than Texas Instruments
    Partial truths to customers

    Advice to Management

    Make a safe work place, then improve quality and profit will follow


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