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"Great mix of US, Asia, Europe workforce and cultures"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Application Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Application Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of freedom for employees

Cons

Long hours during peak periods

Advice to Management

Keep on adding more and more benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for Advantest

  1. "Mature industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "A lot of room 4 improvements!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!

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