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FormFactor Reviews

Updated March 3, 2018
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Pros
  • Work hours, work environment, leadership (in 7 reviews)

  • Friendly people, interesting and unique work (in 2 reviews)

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

  • Company is just floating along burning cash (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Most transparent company I have come across"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent amount of communications and transparency of work from CEO on down. Never seen so much of data shared with employees.
    - Huge amount of competency CEO on down. No their stuff inside out.
    - Superb work environment. Totally collaborative.
    - Very data driven. Obsessively so. If you are engineer , you will love it.
    - Even when topic matter is tough, Management talks like adults. No temper tantrums.

    Cons

    - None really. I mean it.


  2. "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

  3. "Job security"

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    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.


  4. "Bad FormFactor Management overall"

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    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.


  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting and unique work

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  6. "One year employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Test & Measure industry leader (mkt share, technology), solid leadership team, strong new culture -- inclusive, high expectation, principled. No politics.

    Cons

    No cons, just challenges and opportunities. If you have the right DNA, you will grow and thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


  7. "Pros and cons of Formfactor"

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    Current Employee - Membrane Circuit Designer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Membrane Circuit Designer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My work schedule is very flexible with the ability to work from home. Of course, not everyone is able to do that, but my job as a CAD designer is great...I don't have to drive 40 miles every day into the office.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of any downsides.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any. I am very pleased with my immediate and upper management.

  8. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FormFactor full-time

    Pros

    Great location to work at and it is why I stayed there for seven years

    Cons

    Could not figure out a way to get profitable when competition caught up
    Leadership was lacking

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to always build a Ferrari and build some Toyotas


  9. Helpful (2)

    "OK company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and nice people. Profitable now and paying bonuses.

    Cons

    Some bad hiring decisions take a long time to be corrected. Too much "us" "them" mentality between Cascade Microtech in Beaverton versus FormFactor in Livermore and nothing being done at management level (especially Finance or HR) to build a "team" between the two. Why? Lack of HR leadership at top. Lack of awareness of what's happening in Finance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. They know what needs to change or be done differently but nobody is asking for their input.


  10. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    so far so good. The product is competitive on the market.

    Cons

    The salary is relatively low.


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