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"Challenging place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Fast paced and constantly changing processes
Good benefits that include use of onsite gym

Cons

Long hours and not very flexible - must be available 24/7
Difficult to get vacation approved
Not much room for advancement and limited career path discussions
Difficult to move to other departments as all requests to apply to other positions require manager approval and they are often denied
Not very female friendly, all upper management is male and it's a "good ole boy" atmosphere
Management thoughts and ideas cannot be challenged

Advice to Management

Listen to the lower level professionals not just upper management as they don't always tell you what is really happening.

Other Employee Reviews for Cree

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Technology oriented and fast face company, but employees have been under-valued"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Durham, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company itself has great technology and growth record and potential.

    Cons

    Unstructured working process. Employees often feel not being recognized and appreciated for the hard work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Pace Firm - Not for the Weak of Heart"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make an impact everydayin a firm that is growing quickly. LEDs applied to Solid State Lighting (SSL) are on a rapid adaption rate and Cree is the leader for this merging industry. IIt is challenging work but exciting to know the technology of SSL is being applied worldwide and will have a major iimpact to reduce energy consumption throughout the world.

    Working with smart engineers that are passionate about what they are doing. The energy level and focus from from the top management down creates a corporate culture that is positive and fast paced . One thing you know every day at Cree is you are going to more forward.

    Cons

    Long hours due to a work force that is spread around the world.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire and promote new people from outside Cree and even outside the semiconductor industry. Start to add on process and infrastructure that will allow Cree to rapidly and efficiently scale as the adaption of SSL increases and Cree grows.

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