FEI - Great company but management leaves a lot to be desired | Glassdoor
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"Great company but management leaves a lot to be desired"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager in Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Project Manager in Hillsboro, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The company has many incredible people working for it and the technology is amazing. The work is varied and is rarely boring

Cons

The company is quickly becoming a victim of its own success by outgrowing their ability to serve their customers. Because every division is understaffed employees are being required to do superhuman efforts just to keep the customer's tools up and running.Because of this, salaried employees are regularly forced into working ridiculous overtime that they are not compensated or rewarded for in any way. The concept of work life balance does not exist.

It is a very political place to work, with battles between departments, divisions and geographic regions. Middle management has rarely been trained how to develop and get the most out of their employees. As a result, high quality employees are left stranded with nowhere to go but out. Career advancement is by and large impossible.

Advice to Management

FEI has the potential to be an amazing place to work. Staff appropriately and invest in the company infrastructure so that people can spend less time firefighting, and more time preventing those fires in the first place.

Other Employee Reviews for FEI

  1. "Progressive values, ethics not practiced by all managers, not enforced unbiasedly by HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FEI (More than a year)

    Pros

    Initial pay and benefits are very good. Lots of good people working as colleagues (mostly in non-managerial positions).

    Cons

    Mid-upper management dictate overly optimistic sales quotas, and make other decisions, without input from the employees that do the work and often know more. Then when quotas not met, to satisfy their bosses, they overreact with reorganization layoffs, no heed paid to previous promises of adherence to long-term goals.

    Advice to Management

    Apologize for being so pompous, then adopt a team mindset where you include the ideas of those beneath you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and friendly environment. Lots of great work and interesting physics

    Cons

    Unclear job roles and responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    More structure and clearer job functions

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