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FEI Employee Reviews about "middle management"

Updated Sep 6, 2017

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  • "Middle Management mediocre at best, as they are either not very good at evaluating employee skill sets, or showing favoritism(in 4 reviews)

  • "not many, until bought out by Thermo Fisher Scientific(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Product marketing engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Manager is nice.

    Cons

    The middle management is a bit in chaos.

    FEI2017-09-06
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FEI

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good pay, Great Technology, plenty of customer interaction, and freedom to move about various customer sites.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, at least in field service. Middle Management mediocre at best, as they are either not very good at evaluating employee skill sets, or showing favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management be professional when it comes to evaluating your employees by showing fairness, and using the correct company evaluation methods.

    FEI2016-10-16
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great company but management leaves a lot to be desired"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FEI full-time for more than 3 years

    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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    Advice to Management

    FEI has the potential to be an amazing place to work. Staff appropriately and invest in the company infrastructure so that people can spend less time firefighting, and more time preventing those fires in the first place.

    FEI2013-11-22
  4. "Good products and people but very slow acting and managemant"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dresden
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good tools and very nice customers, very interesting jobs especially in service, world class technology and good strategy for the years to come, upper management has a vision and is very open to employees

    Cons

    outdated IT infrastructure, middle management is slow and is not sharing the vision of higher managemaent, decisions not data driven, no up-to-date service management, salaries increase too low

    Advice to Management

    come and visit some of the field service and work with them one day, give them better tools and IT to get the job done

    FEI2013-10-05
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