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FEI Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and total rewards

    Cons

    Unclear if we will continue to have these offerings with acquisition by Thermo Fisher

    Advice to Management

    Assess competitive market position relative to the markets FEI competes with (high tech, life sciences, and local markets), the skills needed in our line of work calls for a targeted market competitive approach


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced growth company. Gettting acquired by Thermo Fisher. Has a great outlook.

    Cons

    European management has too much politics and over protect European employees


  3. "FEI"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FEI (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is very successful in it's market place. Well positioned for future growth and success with a great management team.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be improved. Work more diligently on getting all 3 sites to work together and towards one goal or purpose.


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  5. "Great People Nice Environment"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Contractor in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends

    I worked at FEI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Low Key collection of people getting stuff done.
    Excellent personnel
    Friendly atmosphere
    Many Internships/Postdocs

    Cons

    The R&D groups are small and openings occur rarely.
    Funding follows the semiconductor or life science market.
    Path to full time employment seems to be through postdoc and internship.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in AT and R&D, don't cut or hold R&D funding. Expand into different markets or determine a way to put a dual-beam FIB in every lab.


  6. "The best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSE in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - FSE in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    To many to mention- Good solid company

    Cons

    Could not fine one so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going- you doing very well


  7. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Marketing in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at FEI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive, but other benefits are okay.


  8. "Stable technology company with good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FEI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best mid size technology company to work for in Oregon, if you are looking for stability, friendly coworkers and work life balance.

    Cons

    Software innovations happen at a glacial pace. Out of the box thinking, constructive criticism and the promotion of other than the established technologies or methodologies gets you labeled as "Poor team player".

    Advice to Management

    Define and communicate realistic growth targets around fewer but more scalable platforms with better margins. Reward employees who prevent issues from becoming problems in the first place just as much as people who heroically put out fires in the field, and at last stop throwing good money after bad on failing software projects.


  9. "Great work life balance. Not an innovator in software development but still provides enough work motivation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Great benefits. Up to 6 weeks paid leave. Solid management.

    Cons

    Not a great place if you look for fast growing software technology


  10. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at FEI full-time

    Pros

    FEI offers a lot of benefits on top of mediocre salary. They have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Very internal politically driven company. Hard to advance. Salaries could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees a little more respect through the whole chain and not just management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    FEI is truly an international company so the opportunity to travel (for many positions) and work with people from all over the globe is great. There is a strong sense of community within the company and people really like working together. I've never worked with a more intelligent group of people. The products that FEI makes really are making the world a better place, which is neat to be a part of.

    Cons

    The company tends to have hiring freezes that can make bringing people in take longer than it should. Being less reactionary to little bumps in the market from quarter to quarter would make things smoother.


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