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Diodes Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Worker Beware!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None really. The Operators and Supervisors were some of the best people but they were severely limited by the tools they had to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management treats you like dirt. Too many meetings with not enough time to do any decent work in between. Horrible work ethics towards employees. Expected to be there 24hrs per day. Expected to have zero home life. Hugely high staff turnover including middle manager. Blame culture is the order of the day and the only way to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Purchase a good wafer monitoring software system for the cleanroom. This one action would increase productivity and give time for all employees to work better/smarter, and would save so much time. Currently they run a paper traveller system which means you can hide wafers/yields easily, and spend many hours finding lots.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It is a very unprofessional environment and the morale among employees is low"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I really cant think of any other reason except that we are in tough economic times
    They have OK benefits

    Cons

    very high turn-over because of poor work environment thus you are constantly training a new person who might quit just after the training
    Morale is very low thus not a good environment for productivity and creativity

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees when they make suggestions on how to improve the work place
    Stop poor planning and last minute rush
    Talking down to employees is a strategy that never works
    Senior management stop hiring a new manufacturing manager every year each one of them introduces new policies that will take a year to implement then they are gone

  3. Helpful (3)

    "If you're not family, friend, or church member, do not work here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits (health insurance, 401k with employer match, paid vacation and holidays)
    Decent work-life balance
    Nice newer office building with gym
    Free coffee and filtered water

    Cons

    Rigid hierarchy and "my way or the highway" management style
    Preference given to insiders (family, friends, church members)
    No opportunity for growth or development - promotions are unheard of
    Almost exclusive use of Chinese alienates English speakers
    Terrible morale due to management's lack of respect for employees
    Low regard for integrity and ethics throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive of outsiders and more open to new ideas or suggestions. Taking away privileges is demoralizing...happy employees = better productivity.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Diodes Fabtech in Lees Summit: Do Yourself a Favour, Just Don't Come to Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diodes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits ok, Bonus scheme awful

    Cons

    Awful Upper Management, no really, really Awful. If you are looking for employment keep looking...

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like they are good people, nurture them and they will flurish, rather than stomping on them with your size 12's.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Please heed the previous warnings!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Diodes full-time

    Pros

    Good comraderie in the lower levels.

    Cons

    Big disconnect in the sr mgmt and corporate office. Little compensation and salary for the work they require.

    Advice to Management

    What a joke!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "High Turnover and Low Technology"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diodes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It pays some of the bills

    Cons

    Working every day, and everybody is always blaming somebody else.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, invest in technology, stop pointing the finger, allow a person to have a life. The cost of insurance should be cheaper than a policy purchased on the internet with the same coverage. Stop charging salary employees that work 65 hours a week, time bank for a bad weather day. Keep up with the latest technology trend like your facility in England. A calm supervisor produces calm employees, and better productivity. It sounds like you have lost a good amount of senior engineers in the last couple of years.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Fab"

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    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

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing

    Cons

    Negative energy through out company Office staff and one night supervisor are liars. Company does not care about employee well being, they are just interested in making themselves a profit. DO NOT WORK AT DIODES!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    It's no wonder that your products fail and you lose millions. you don't give anyone an incentive to work here.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    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.


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

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    • 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.


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