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"If it has more than two wires forget it"

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Current Employee - Dime-A-Dozen Marketer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Dime-A-Dozen Marketer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Filling the gaps for the team forces you to learn how to do other jobs. It is difficult for Vishay to attract good people.

Cons

Commodity business mindset. Very low investment in research and development. Lip service for future growth but no investment in new technology. Individual contributions don't matter in large conglomerate.

Advice to Management

Doing the right things for a commodity company that generates cash. Investment in things that create some value is rare.

Other Employee Reviews for Vishay Siliconix

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Total chaos multinational"

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    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Covina, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I can't think of much - the location was good for me - not a very long commute. Most of the people I worked with were very professional - just that everyone was in a bad situation.

    Cons

    When I was at Vishay, I came into a situation where 5 different companies had been aquired and consolidated into one location. Vishay was essentially buying up marketshare so they they could control it. The consolidation did not work very well - you constantly had people butting heads - people who were used to being a big fish in a little pond who were now reduced to playing a smaller role in a much bigger conglomerate. All while Vishay attempted to manage from afar with upper management being located in Israel, North Carolina, and Malvern, PA. Throw in a matrix reporting configuration and you have total chaos. I personally reported to 5 different people - two in Covina, CA and three in Israel . One of my pet peeves was the attitude of upper management in Israel - they are the worst (or best) workaholics on the planet. And they think everyone else should be too.

    Advice to Management

    Take some cultural awareness training - not everyone in the USA, Costa Rica, India and China have the same work ethic as people in Israel. If nothing else, at least honor the various holidays in the countries you choose to operate in.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A commodity semiconductor company with no real R&D investments for the future."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical coverage which is on par for the silicon valley. Bonus package is reasonable if negotiated up front. Vacation accrual is fair. Good coworkers to deal with.

    Cons

    Poor management which can not make a decision on direction for the product group. Likes to blame subordinates for slow revenue performance. Isolates functions from other groups. Creates an atmosphere of disunity. Poor communication. Trivializes work that requires more time. Inconsistent levels of expectation from one week to the next. Inconsistent standards of work.

    Advice to Management

    Create an atmosphere of team unity. Take some of the blame for miscues and misdirection.
    Take communication and writing classes so they won't offend subordinates on a daily basis (meaning = don't be condescending)


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