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FormFactor Reviews

Updated October 4, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits , good work life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "It is a tough work environment and they expect a lot out of their employees" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management has shown tendencies to favor/protect tenured employees" (in 4 reviews)

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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Process Technician III"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician III
    Current Employee - Process Technician III
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work Culture, More hands on, good benefits

    Cons

    Needs more innovative minds
    Lack of flexibility
    If it's not broke don't fix it mentality

    Advice to Management

    Ask feedback from your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Supervisor of Production"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people...Can’t think of any more, sorry

    Cons

    Ergo Tracker
    Re training plan on standard work
    Communication
    Develop opportunities
    Promotion potential
    The pay rate
    401k
    Eduacation benefits
    Shift schedules

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Ergo tracking program. It’s a waste of time and resources. Better planning=better execution when it come to due dates from PH/WF line. Stop pointing fingers and start spending time on the lines. Really know what’s going on besides reading what you see on a paper. Trust your people and enable them.


  4. "A&T technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented, good benefits such as 401K, ESPP, and tuition reimbursement. Close to home. Daily OT pay, long weekends.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow within the area, long hour days (12hr shift), ups and downs within the semiconductor industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promises you make to employees regarding their career path. Show appreciation when an employee deserves it. You should not prioritize OTD over quality.


  5. "Good points and bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Can you handle it?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Change is not always good"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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