Micron Technology - Terrific company for someone wanting a gratifying career in a fantastic place to live and raise a family (Idaho). | Glassdoor
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"Terrific company for someone wanting a gratifying career in a fantastic place to live and raise a family (Idaho)."

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID
Approves of CEO

Pros

Micron offers great careers for people wanting to work for a fortune 500 company in a city where family and community still mean something. Micron cares about its employees and layoffs are something done as an absolute last resort instead of what other companies are doing.

Micron is a place where I would recommend my kids working when they grow up and where I would be happy to retire if given the opportunity.

Cons

Micron is slow to adopt change. Working from home is discouraged and the management has poor leadership skills at a department level. For example, since a lot of the management has come up from production, many managers watch the clock for professionals on salary and they treat their people like production line employees.

Many of the Managers have also come up from technical positions, so their understanding of business is limited and their leadership skills are mediocre to poor. Micron tends to think that technical expertise is more important than business and/or leadership expertise so there isn't balance in the team skill sets. Once these individuals are promoted to these roles, many of them have an attitude that they are too busy or already know what they need. Many never pursue additional training and classes.

Micron still tends to have a manufacturing focused mindset. By this I mean "We will build what is most efficient for us and the customers can buy what we build".

Advice to Management

There should be no "good ole boys" or "untouchables" that are allowed to continue in their positions despite their poor leadership and human resource skills. When you hear several complaints about a senior manager/director and their leadership skills, please take action.

Also, if they are poor leaders then fire them instead of moving them to a more neutral position. If you don't feel anyone is telling you who these Manager/Directors are, then look at where you have the most attrition and department transfers.

At an executive level, the recommendation would be to continue doing a great job. We are well positioned to survive the economic crisis, and when the expenses were out of line last year the executive team did everything possible to cut costs without going straight to head count reductions that other executives in other companies do.

Also, continue to keep the employees in the loop as well as you have always done.

Other Employee Reviews for Micron Technology

  1. "Does the right hand really know what the left hand is doing?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Shift work allows for longer weekends. Nice benefits package and reasonable timeoff allocations. Opportunity for advancing education. Opportunity for promotion from within. Internal classes to further a person's abilities, skills, and knowledge. Onsite health clinic and work out facility. Working for a large employer typically gives employees a sense of security.

    Cons

    Disparity of allocation of bonuses between higher level management and the production line workforce. Offshoring production facilities leads to reduction in stateside employment opportunties. Does not give employees much sense of a longterm employment opportunity, so employees see this company more as a launching point not a career employer.

    Advice to Management

    May want to take a look at the middle managment personnel; their competencies and decision making abilities.


  2. "Its a ok place to have a job if you can keep it. Don't count on long term employement."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am fortunate enough to have a boss that allows flex time. Other bosses I have had at Micron did not even though I was performing the same tasks. It can be a good place or bad place to work. It all depends on who you report to.

    Cons

    Benefits have steadily reduced over the years. Salaries are lower than average for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Micron used to be place where I felt like part of a family where upper management cared about their employees. The last few years they seem callous and care only about the upper levels of management.

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