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"Smart about technology, less so about business"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good exposure to a variety of engineering technologies. Some top-notch engineering talent in terms of both technical ability and customer orientation. Some sales people are actually technically knowledgeable about products. Relatively flat organization; company is small enough so that you can have substantial impact in a given area.

Cons

Internal loyality pursued to the point of cronyism. Lack of willingness to question whether people are being employed in appropriate areas of competence. Lack of respect shown between employees in high-pressure circumstances. Bureaucracy is out of proportion with the size of the company.

Advice to Management

Realize that process improvement and product development initiatives cannot be executed simultaneously with no impact on already strained resources. Don't ask for employee opinions unless you are willing to seriously consider the answers and act on them. Reform the product management function so that it maximizes the probability of building the right tool at the right time.

Other Employee Reviews for FSI International

  1. "Fsi"

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    Former Employee - Checkout/Integration Technician in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Checkout/Integration Technician in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FSI International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company competing in the high tech semiconductor industry. Great opportunity to be noticed for the work you did. Enjoyed the time i had working there. Many opportunities to shine.

    Cons

    Small company competing in the high tech semiconductor industry! Most of the technicians are great people to work with but are lacking in the education for the industry. I said most not all.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always put everything in the same basket. Don't forget about your older equipment which got you and maintained you there and is the reason you could create the next generation of equipment.


  2. "Nice Place to Work, but Very Unstable"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at FSI International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company had interesting work, nice people, professional environment, and a pleasant atmosphere. It was very family friendly and for the most part, people worked 40 hour weeks.

    Cons

    The company never seemed to do as well as they projected. The semi-conductor field is very cyclic and FSI seemed to not do as well in the good times and do worse in the bad times than the industry as a whole. There were lots of rounds of layoffs. Upper management was not local, which led to some hard feelings.

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