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"About drinking from the firehose and firefighting"

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Livermore, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Livermore, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Technology is very good and unique, work in general is interesting and dynamic, very talented and capable technical people. Although work load may not allow it at present, management is supportive of work-life balance as a principal. Fundamentally in a good niche market with high long term potential

Cons

Scrambling to regain market share, many parallel technical efforts being pushed without adequate staffing and resources - too hectic and dynamic. Attrition is getting to be high,
and in a place where systems are not in place, that is a significant loss of know-how, making it difficult for the persons remaining to carry on. Company grew too fast for its own good.
Company prefers to getting outsiders (from more established companies) for key leadership positions rather than growing employees from within.

Advice to Management

Need to be more customer friendly,
Develop and promote from within,
Invest in systems to reduce inefficiencies and costly errors.
Develop competency in other areas in addition to spring technology.

Other Employee Reviews for FormFactor

  1. "Interesting and unique sector with lots of things to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Custom design for each product makes it interesting that things keep on evolving.
    Opportunity to work abroad in the international offices around the world.

    Cons

    Long working hours. Pressure to perform perfectly with zero room for errors. Focus only on the delivered result, no appreciation on the process.

    Advice to Management

    Would be good if the working hour is managed more properly to avoid the need for employee to stay overtime to catch up with deadlines or targets.


  2. "Former employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Great location to work at and it is why I stayed there for seven years

    Cons

    Could not figure out a way to get profitable when competition caught up
    Leadership was lacking

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to always build a Ferrari and build some Toyotas

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