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IM Flash Technologies Engineering Supervisor Reviews

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  • great place to work with amazing work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Good pay if you get the opportunity to advance (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Partnership from Intel and Micron, meaning celing is limited to growth to this Fab (in 8 reviews)

  • IM Flash is a joint venture between Intel and Micron (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, gym, free fruit, employee recognition, great values, safety orientated, competitive pay, opportunities to grow in your career and great people

    Cons

    A lot of changes & semiconductor market flux

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your greatest asset is your people


  2. "Manufacturing Review"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor/Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor in Eagle Mountain, UT
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor/Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor in Eagle Mountain, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are ample within the organization as a whole

    Cons

    Hard to move from manufacturing department to others within the organization

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IM Flash, like many companies I've worked for, has core values: Teamwork, Execution, Commitment, Integrity. Unlike most companies, however, IM Flash does a great job of embodying the values. You really get a sense that management lives and upholds those values in all interactions.

    Cons

    It is a high stress environment. For the most part, the coworkers are great to work with, but even the most pleasant individuals can be hard to work with occasionally in such a high stress, high throughput environment

    Advice to Management

    One of IM Flashes parent companies is Micron where there was historically a time based or milestone based approach to promotions. IM Flash says they don't adhere to those guidelines anymore. Promotions are given based on merit. However, there is still a lingering number of managers that keep grasping to the old ways. In order to become a manager you must work in the fab as a shift employee, work as a process or equipment owner on a M-F day shift, and work as a supervisor on shift. If you skip any of those steps at IM Flash, you will have a very difficult path to management. It doesn't matter if you have leadership positions at other companies and certainly doesn't matter if you have taken any classes or an MBA to improve your leadership skills.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work - Shift engineering supervisor."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good potential for advancement here if you are willing to work for it.
    Time off provided for shift workers is excellent and allows for long 2-3 week vacations at times.
    Company Values truly are important to the leadership team.
    Good benefits and bonus structure.
    Technology world leader in what we do.
    Large amount of future growth on site and investment in Lehi fab leads to better than normal job stability (as much as you can have in the semiconductor field).
    Inline promotion structure leads to a good raise (~10%) with little change in job responsibilities.

    Cons

    JV company structure is confusing and lacks some of this bonuses of the parent companies (stock sharing/purchase).
    Yearly review process depends on market adjustments and rarely allows for raises that keep up with inflation. Rare to give a raise that is 5+%.
    The only real way to get a raise is a promotion.
    Extremely fast paced environment.
    Once in a supervisor/management position you will be required to work on off days.
    Shift teams are frequently understaffed and this strain leads to increased stress on the team and supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    The yearly review process do NOT reward high contributors to the level they deserve to be, this needs to be fixed to retain them.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "One of the best companies to work for but still needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Core values based company (great core values), Utah offers great outdoor entertainment, pay is competitive for the area, good benefits including bonuses (unless the market is down) and the company is always trying to improve and create a better environment for the team members.

    Cons

    The company is people focused and, in my opinion, too people focused. From a Supervisor's view, it is difficult to manage when everything has to be documented and proven with the view that we will be sued for firing someone. It also makes it very difficult to talk to your directs and worry about hurting their feelings and being reported to your manager or to HR.
    Advancement opportunities into management (M1 or >) seem to be few and far between. And now, unless your current job is Process related, it is nearly impossible to get an M1 position.
    I don't like the fact that I have stayed at the same income level for multiple years without any raise.
    Management will sometimes create a mandate for the Supervisors to fulfill and when it is put into action on the floor, the reports get upset and complain to management and then management changes direction. This creates the impression that the Supervisors are going rogue and are not being supported. This has happened a few times to me personally.
    Salaried team members are expected to sacrifice their days off for the company too often. I understand having to make sacrifices sometimes but it has become the norm instead of the exception. Coming in on your days off for meetings or for classes has become a weekly expectation, at least for my department they have. If you don't and you skip and take your day off, then you are looked at as not being committed or caring about your job or the success of the team.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Had a rocky start, getting better."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is highly engaged to create the best career opportunities for everyone while trying to remove roadblocks for people trying to get their work done.
    Great vacation.
    Decent pay.
    Good flexibility.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of flexibility required on the employee side.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is moving in the right direction! Keep it up!
    On the other hand, the safety department was always deficient in their planning and implementation. When adding to the fab, IE. new tools or additional space, it's best to get people from all perspectives involved in the planning. Technicians and engineers that will work on or around that equipment will bring a unique perspective that can't be overlooked.