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"Good place to start after college but don't expect much advancement"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Camas, WA
Current Employee - Engineer in Camas, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

opportunities to learn new technologies
good place to get into semiconductor industry
good benefits and pay is close to industry average

Cons

practically no opportunities to advance within management if you are not from Taiwan
incompetent middle level management
inadequate life/work balance

Advice to Management

hire managers with good people skills

Other Employee Reviews for WaferTech

  1. Helpful (1)

    "WaferTech is a good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of benefits provided at low or no cost.
    Good work environment.
    Company stood by employees during tough economic time - no layoffs even though employees had to take some furlough time off - with pay if you had vacation time available.
    I feel I have been fairly compensated for my work and rewarded for a job well done.
    Lots of training available for people who haven't worked in this industry before.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected.
    I've worked harder at this job than for any other job in my work history.
    Working in a company with a very diverse workforce for the first time can take patience to understand communication style differences.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of your top performing employees
    Listen to recommendations from the line staff and include them in decisions that will impact them


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's amazing this place has survived as long as it has"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Technician in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you live in Portland or Vancouver it is close to where you live.
    They are more laid back than Intel.
    You like the challenge of working on old poorly maintained obsolete equipment.

    Cons

    Management is clueless and most of the time it seems like they are barely there.
    You get the feeling who is driving this bus because the place at times seems like it is on autopilot headed for a cliff. Management is divided into small groups or kingdoms as I like to call it. At times several of the kingdoms are at war with each other and the peasants (workers) suffer. They like to believe they are world class and nothing needs to change.

    Advice to Management

    Lookup the definition of teamwork in the dictionary. Start by getting management to work together and fire managers that don't work well with others. Hold managers and workers accountable for their actions. There are some very smart people in the organization that aren't utilized at all and no longer try to improve things because they are beaten down if they go against the status quo.

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