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
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good company to work for. Cutting edge technology."

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

    I worked at FEI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Company is strong, well diversified and forward looking. Technologies are cutting edge and base products are leveraged to span multiple markets and industries. Company has good reserves and has invested heavily in (smaller) mergers and acquisitions in the past few years.

    Little turnover and loyal employees, many return after going elsewhere. Very few RIFs in last several years, but the few that occurred are quiet and sudden. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are OK, but yearly increases across the board are small.

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