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"Not the place for work/life balance..."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There's a free gym, casual dress code, engineering work is not at all intellectually difficult, and good health insurance is offered.

Cons

Cree can be summed up by one of its core values: do whatever it takes to get the job done, whether it takes your life, marriage, etc. Cree seems to have all of the responsibility of a startup, and all of the perks of a large company.

Advice to Management

Stop measuring exempt employee performance by the number of hours worked (over 40/week). Let engineers have the freedom to implement measures that would help the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Cree

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Think carefully."

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


  2. "Sales Director"

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

    I worked at Cree full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology Company, well respected, aggressive marketing good sales team

    Cons

    Internal politics where business focus is lost

    Advice to Management

    Look to the future, and not make decisions that affect short term results

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