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"Mature industry"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

401k plan and health benefits

Cons

Corporate culture and decision making

Other Employee Reviews for Advantest

  1. "A lot of room 4 improvements!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Böblingen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Böblingen (Germany)
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantest full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good products (portfolio should be reduced though)
    Excellent peers - the majority is always willing to help, assist and make you learn (even if you make mistakes!)
    Very interesting mixture of HW, SW and services, and customers.
    Salary, bonuses and benefits are quite good, I think.
    As a Japanese company, your job is quite save

    Cons

    Very poor lover and middle management.
       - Has poor soft skills (believes it did something very good if they ok'ed you working from home while you or our kid doesn't feel well).
       - Do not develop people well.
       - Too much dependency on direct superior when it comes to distribution of benefits and bonuses, personal/career development.
       - Annual performance appraisal is very objective to the superior's view/expectations (which he may or may not share with you - till the appraisal...)
    Poor career opportunities.
    Fixed ratio of job levels that must be met in EU (guideline from the mother in JP)
    Very big overhead (headcount) and slow processes (bureaucracy).
    Most higher management positions are occupied by Japanese people, and they shifted around rather then put the better person in place.
    Slow in innovations.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the WW overhead (headcount, bureaucracy and number of redundant products)!
    Train your lover and middle management to motivate people.
    Become a true global player, also within the higher management, there are people who suit better to positions as most of your Japanese buddies.
    Don't just expect that everyone is doing 120% as default to get 100% payed, and don't ask for even more!


  2. "Hardware Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Developer
    Former Employee - Hardware Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture and environment

    Cons

    Very relaxed working which is not good for career beginners

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