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FormFactor Reviews

Updated June 25, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance, flexibility, good salaries and benefits" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Work hours, work environment, leadership" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not the highest level of technical ability, there were some very good people and some very poor people technically" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Many in upper management clearly do not have the best interests of the company in mind" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Supervisor of Production(Approximately 2 years)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Outstanding Executive Management Team in place.
    -Comprehensive Benefits Packages.
    -Generous PTO policy in high tech manufacturing allows for a great work/life balance.
    -Veteran friendly corporation!
    -Tuition Reimbursement Program (up to Masters level)
    -Some of the most passionate, dedicated, and professional employees that I have had the pleasure of leading.
    -Engineering-Driven Niche Product of Advanced Test ProbeCards and cutting edge Packaging Systems has allowed the company to scale significantly in recent years while adding diversity in systems capabilities, DRAM, SOC, Silicon Photonics to propel the company to new levels during an explosive period in the Semiconductor/IC industry.
    -Average tenure of manufacturing fabrication employees is hovering at over a decade and many have been able to provide for their families, put their children through college and live an extremely healthy life style in beautiful Northern California .

    Cons

    -Extremely Lean Manufacturing Environment with tight lead times offers significant challenges. While this is more of an opportunity to grow, develop, and break down barriers, than a negative, it is not for the faint of heart(especially those who occupy a leadership role).

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to develop employees who demonstrate superior levels of initiative, drive, passion for excellence, and an eagerness to learn;for they are your heart and soul, and the future of the organization.
    -To be an industry leader; you have to be willing to lead from the front. In order to maintain a lead from the front, you have to be willing to set the pace.
    -Continue to diversify not only in the product mix while building upon a diverse base of phenomenal engineers, management staff, employees, and interns in order to scale, ramp, and grow over the short and the long run!!
    -Happy to be here, proud to serve!


  2. "Good points and bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people mostly, decent teamwork, experienced people in senior positions

    Cons

    Benefits average, zero promotion ladder or steps to improve

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Can you handle it?"

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    Former Employee - Director, Operations Management in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Operations Management in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many smart semiconductor industry veterans and many good people who support each other (trying to survive Formfactor together).

    Cons

    The Hyper-Aggressive and inexperienced senior management team, very one-dimensional (basically, all they know how to do is to expedite). Endless Monday-morning quarterbacking and negativity, and a level of micromanagement that is at times, actually hilarious. Benefits marginal, 401K match is meager and a bonus program that is not equitable across all sites. Former employees of Microprobe, are a protected class.

    Advice to Management

    They already know absolutely everything, so there is no point.


  4. "internhsip"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good team and nice intern programs

    Cons

    no much this time as i did not face any such cons


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Senior Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great management, great employees, 401k Plans are just a few positive things about this company. Both Livermore and San Jose campuses are surrounded with positive people and great Sr. management. Supervisor and Managers help employees grow and try to get them to the next level if they are willing and show interest. I have currently been with this company for 11yrs.

    Cons

    None that i can think of at the moment. I have had nothing but positive experience with my 11yrs at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great communication and leadership. I have learned a lot from management as they have helped me grow and succeed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible....not a company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can’t think of any, sorry

    Cons

    Not enough room to mention: pay is below standard, time off is horrible, management is lost, too many managers and everyone is cut throat to get ahead. Company is a joke! Bonuses are lame, seriously enough to make a trip to Starbucks for busting our butts for 13 weeks. 401k match is not worth anything! They don’t appreciate their people. Entire team is horrible and company is always late to deliver. Do yourself a favor and don’t fall for the crap this company has to offer!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and make the bonuses worth something. Too many upper managers that don’t have anything to do that harass lower supervisors and make their lives hell for no reason. PTO is hard to get approved and deadlines are ridiculous. Have the Eng team actually work and hold them accountable. Never can you reach them if you work nights.


  7. "Change is not always good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, flexibility, good salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Culture and morale has been affected by the acquisition, good people are leaving in droves

    Advice to Management

    There is not enough headcount/resources to get out of firefighting mode. People are too busy just trying to keep up with their day to day activities, there's no time to fix processes and issues which is affecting long-term productivity and quality

  8. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Good work and outside life balance

    Cons

    Some people are difficult at times


  9. "Job security"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Good PTO, Health Coverage, Holiday Pay, Job security

    Cons

    Overworked employees, very unpleasant job environment, placing fast paced production as the number one priority.


  10. "Bad FormFactor Management overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is competitive with the industry. Generous PTO. 10 days company holidays. Great legacy Cascade Microtech people. Flexible hours depending on which department you work in.

    Cons

    FormFactor upper management' poor decision making without the knowledge and experience. It is about 'do it now' rather then 'do it right'. Unfair employee management style.

    Advice to Management

    CEO should be aware of what is happening throughout the company rather than leaving it to a few who have no moral compass or understanding of how to manage a department.


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