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IM Flash Technologies Equipment Technician Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Pros
  • great place to work with amazing work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Good pay, benefits, nice place to work (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a joint venture and is highly dependent on Intel and Micron (in 7 reviews)

  • The dual CEO model of the Joint Venture makes alignment of priorities difficult at times, but something we just need to work extra hard at overcoming (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Leading The Industry"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, PTO Program, school compensation, promoting healthy lifestyle through onsite gym and activities, solid insurance plan

    Cons

    Chaotic with new technologies rolling through, employees need to slow down and make better choices, management stress causing unhealthy work environment, rotating shift schedule from nights to days, promotions are acquired by writing a book about how of a hotshot you are (should be reviewed and decided based on merit, not how well you can boast about how you are the greatest).

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees are doing the best they can with what they have available. Encourage better decision making because bad decisions are the cause of how hard you push for results. Culture and values are diminishing due to how much pressure you put on your team members.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Only come here if you truly hate yourself"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician (7 Years) in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician (7 Years) in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid Time Off Accrual Program

    Cons

    Every time I pull into the parking lot at work before start of shift, I'm hopeful that some crazy, disgruntled employee will take me out as I walk through the doors to go into the building so I won't have to endure another minute of the painful BS rhetoric.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over complicating things. Improve safety and moral by getting rid of the alternating shifts. Get rid of the PRAF, hire leaders with the experience and ability to use their core values to know their people and make promotions. If you can't find those people internally (there's your sign), start making the changes necessary to get those people in place! Stop using threatening statements and scenarios, "there's no such thing as ""honest mistakes"", only mistakes."

    IM Flash Technologies Response

    Feb 28, 2017 – Marketing and Communications

    You've expressed some alarming concerns about your work experience here. It also sounds like you're having serious problems with your leadership. If you haven't already, we encourage you to talk... More

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Run away as fast as you can"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benifits are ok the pay is ok for Utah county

    Cons

    They laid off good people and they can claim all they want that the layoff was not aged based but facts are facts. When they let people go you were given a list that showed the ages of everyone in the plant and those that were being laid off the average age of older people sure showed a pattern of age dicrimination . The management only wants to hire and keep young people at the plant due to the fact that the younger people have more to lose than an older person. That way management can inflict their wills on the younger people cause they are afraid to question management's often silly reasoning. Don't plan on getting promoted past a certain tech or engineering level unless you are a part of the in circle in the department. Management places fear into people and have no regard for the employees. The way management approaches people,the attitude of management is do it because I said so. I actually had a Manger top level mind you . That told all his reports you are just lucky to even have jobs. That is the whole philosophy of management and it gets relays down to the supervisors. If management has it in for you they will do whatever they can to see you fail so they can get rid of you. In the 15 years I worked there I saw a lot of people fired cause a manager did not like them.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and don't micromanage everthing that you Lord over

    IM Flash Technologies Response

    Feb 28, 2017 – Marketing and Communications

    We're sorry to hear of your experience while you were at IM Flash. If the behavior of your manager was as you described, that's not in keeping with what we would expect to see at IM Flash. Thank you... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Technician
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay & excellent benifits

    Cons

    Every 4 months you must switch to nights. The company leadership does not follow the preached values. They recently laid off veteran employees to cut costs. These were people who had given 10 or 15 years of hard work and dedication to the company, but were in the upper echelons of the pay scale. There promotion system is completely broken. Those who are promoted are not the hardest or most knowledgeable workers, but rather the ones who are in the boys club with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the company values. They are what made IM Flash great in the first place. Value your employee's as they are your biggest asset.


  5. "Equipment Technician"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and bonus alone is worth working for this company.

    Cons

    no communication between leadership and the techs on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your experience Techs. They are the ones doing all the work and have the most experience.


  6. "Basic Rating and Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    IM Flash is an innovative company that is on the forefront of non-volatile memory solutions.

    Cons

    IM Flash is a joint venture between Intel and Micron. As such, it is not publicly traded and does not have its own stock. IM Flash, like all companies in the memory sector, is subject to the stresses of supply and demand inherent to technology manufacturing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, could be great."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance.
    Location location location.
    Employee perks.
    Relaxed yet professional atmosphere.
    It's obvious the company is trying to appeal to a wider variety of people and bring in fresh talent to the industry but they need to place more emphasis on retention. There are a lot of good employees looking for greener pastures.

    Cons

    4 month nights/days rotations. Once you get settled into a shift it's almost time to rotate.
    Disengaged management.
    Miscommunication everywhere.
    High turnover. We can't keep good talent.
    Archaic promotion system. People who spend all shift working on their promotion paperwork get promoted faster than the backbone employees who keep the equipment running.

    Advice to Management

    Start becoming more engaged with the future and promotions of your people. It is a good company to work for overall but there is certainly room for improvement.

  8. "equipment tech"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good morale, interesting work

    Cons

    schedule rotates from days to nights

    Advice to Management

    make shift rotation optional


  9. Helpful (2)

    "treatment of employees"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Management says they are open to. Being more transparent so much so that they are so transparent you can see right through the BS. Management and supervisors are arrogant and very vindictive. Make a mistake your are placed on corrective action and punished for it for years it will effect any further raises and forget about promotions. The best way to avoid being black balled is to try and move to another dept. If the manager will let you if he doesn't want you to move this is where the vindictive part comes in. Once you screw up you have a target painted on your back and management will find ways to fire you or get you to quit . I have been with this company for 15 years and it has gotten worse

    Advice to Management

    Quit punishing people who make a mistake the performance improvement plans should be a learning lesson not a 4 year punishment


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Steer clear of wet process"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician II in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician II in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, time off. on site cafeteria and gym.

    Cons

    company very strict to guidelines. technicians are not considered to be excelling or "meeting" expectations unless they spend a good deal of time in for OT. Company does not care about work/home balance. Leadership in Wet process area citigates nearly everything.

    Advice to Management

    care more about taking care of the technicians and MTs than you do about your own advancement.