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"Decent pay, excessive hours, go elsewhere."

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Durham, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Free gym, casual dress code, decent salary, benefits

Cons

If you're an exempt employee (me), expect to work long hours >45hr/week. When I worked there, I found it very difficult to strike a healthy balance between life and work. I left that job because of the managements unrealistic working hours.

Advice to Management

Make an effort to improve employee retention rates.

Other Employee Reviews for Cree

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to gain some initial experience, but not as good for longer-term career opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very exciting technology in a fast growing markets with many interesting end applications to service.

    Cons

    Generally lower base pay then industry counter-parts, which is no longer off-set by pay in stock options.

    Advice to Management

    Even in the current economic climate offering competitive compensation is the best way to retain talent. Look at ways to offer higher pay that is more directly linked to individual performance, not just company wide targets.


  2. Helpful (12)

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

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    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.

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