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"A warm work environment"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Fremont, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good work/life balance
Relatively low stress
Interesting technology
Good technical talent pool

Cons

Concerns about long term viability in such a competitive industry. Many of their competitors use cheap labor (India, Vietnam, China, H1 visas) and are willing to push employees to the breaking point.

Advice to Management

Continue to show your appreciation for your (good) employees and respect for their for personal lives. Don't be afraid to push them a little when the business needs it.

Other Employee Reviews for FSI International

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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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.

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