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Found 103 of over 110 reviews
3.8
84% Recommend to a Friend
73% Approve of CEO

Found 95 of over 110 reviews

3.8
84%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
Approve of CEO
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Marc Casper
4 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Jan 24, 2022 - Director of Operations in Westchester, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice work place, good people

    Cons

    location, lunch period, bonus, timeoff

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Instructo

    Oct 25, 2022 - Medical Billing and Coding Instructor in Miami, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, location and staff members

    Cons

    Benefits, older building, separate buildings

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Nice Place to Start for a Fast Pace FSE Work Style

    May 5, 2022 - Senior FSE 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Technical Training, Traveling, and lots of OT available

    Cons

    Lacks Career Track and Career Progression

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Because

    Nov 3, 2021 - Working Student in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good at beginning.

    Cons

    Management can be interesting at times.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Review

    May 25, 2021 - Assistant Director of Education in Miami, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    progressive, oppurtunity, innovative, flexible, student focused.

    Cons

    starting out, boutique, need organization.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    None

    Dec 17, 2020 - Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    CEO actually spoke with the people that worked with him.

    Cons

    Need some internal work with their HR and how they handle issues.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Driven to the shareholders

    May 8, 2013 - Technical in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Stock is soaring. Record profits quarter after quarter. Little turnover, big RIF's haven't happened in years, little ones are silent and sudden Interesting technology Some good groups to work in. Career is as good as your manager Company will be around for a long time to come.

    Cons

    We are told to take time to do things right, yet consistently firefighters are rewarded and those doing what we are suppose to are passed over for raises Promotions are possible. Don't expect anything more than a title, almost nobody gets a salary bump, just more responsibilities and often are poorly reviewed by the group they exit. Headquarters in US; but Europe dictates everything. See other reviews Record profits all the time, lucky to get 2% raise and told employees are the greatest asset Lower management often lies and there is no accountability Lots of lower management have created empires that serve individual values, not their function. Don't question an empire or a cherished. Actually told that to be a meets employee I need to consistently be there 8 am till 6 and 7 pm and weekends like everyone else, otherwise I'm not meeting the corporate published value statement Open door doesn't exist. Speak out and your career is over

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    7 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Chaotic and free

    Dec 28, 2010 -  in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Intellectually open and dynamic engineering company,It is possible to work and make a difference at this company, however don't expect to be rewarded for it, A lot of possibilities for travel and encountering different cultures,

    Cons

    Hampered by horrendously bad communication and lack of investment in the tools required to share knowledge and improve operations. A stated above there is no reward for performance at this company -- the inverse is true as well, doing nothing and keeping to yourself will net you the same payrise. Unwieldy corporate culture -- departments are driven by people not processes, some of the people are incredibly intelligent, the majority are so so performers who would be better served working for the somebody like GE or Intel. Email is the only system that reliably works so everything gets done on outlook -- there are other tools but the communication culture is so bad that nobody has the discipline to use them.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Software Internship in Fremont

    Jul 21, 2017 -  in Fremont, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really great people and team! Part of FEI and now part of a bigger company but still has somewhat of a small company vibe at Fremont location. Fun place to be and lots of opportunities for developing projects. There are events throughout the year. This is a place where what you get out of it depends on your efforts. Also, the manager I had was super awesome.

    Cons

    Due to acquisitions, some of the company culture was disrupted and has become more corporate. This is due to budgeting and lack of effort to keep good people around.

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company but management leaves a lot to be desired

    Nov 21, 2013 - Project Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company has many incredible people working for it and the technology is amazing. The work is varied and is rarely boring

    Cons

    The company is quickly becoming a victim of its own success by outgrowing their ability to serve their customers. Because every division is understaffed employees are being required to do superhuman efforts just to keep the customer's tools up and running.Because of this, salaried employees are regularly forced into working ridiculous overtime that they are not compensated or rewarded for in any way. The concept of work life balance does not exist. It is a very political place to work, with battles between departments, divisions and geographic regions. Middle management has rarely been trained how to develop and get the most out of their employees. As a result, high quality employees are left stranded with nowhere to go but out. Career advancement is by and large impossible.

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    6 people found this review helpful
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FEI has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 110 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at FEI to a friend and 53% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, FEI employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at FEI. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

84% of FEI employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated FEI 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at FEI to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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