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"Think carefully."

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Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Offers a job in an emerging technology though times are tough right now for any high tech company. Living in the triangle is a great benefit because the cost of living is low. Casual dress code and easy commute from most areas of the triangle. Stock options but don't expect to move up in salary.

Cons

Expects 12+ hour days or you are perceived as uncommitted. Not innovative or encouraging when you want to "take a rick" and try something new. If it doesn't work you will be sorry so employees keep their heads down. Employee advancement/development is discouraged because you must be inside the building at all times working hard. Management does not feel like employees are part of the same team. The culture is more like an old time factory than a high tech operation. There is a lot of potential but the vibe is always negative and the corporate culture is that you are easily replaced. Even writing this review makes me nervous about retaliation.

Advice to Management

Employees are not treated respectfully. Mid level managment is not empowered in any way to truly manage their areas.

Other Employee Reviews for Cree

  1. "Good company with hardworking, dedicated employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cree full-time

    Pros

    Company employees feel invested in the well being of the company

    Cons

    Competition in the industry has limited some of the growth potential for the company


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Oh what a mess"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As of May 2017 there are no compelling reasons to want to work here. After letting somewhere between 50 - 100 people go "due to poor performance" there is no evidence that the management that got the company this position can get it out of the mess its in. Consequently its back to core job functions, and those people are under the gun the deliver without adequate resource

    Cons

    The company has had horrible reliability on its products over the last year or more with huge returns, lack of ability to deliver much, and if they do its never on time. Customers are deserting this sinking ship - no surprise - and every quarter the returns hit the bottom line. Blame is placed on 3rd party vendors but ultimately its the company that manages that aspect of the product. It a long steep road to recovery

    Advice to Management

    Find people who know how to run the business. You cannot save yourself out of trouble.

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