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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Veteran trap"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Great people
    Benefits are good as well
    Whether you do the bare minimum or put in an honest days work you will be payed the same.
    Great job for former plumber, HVAC tech, or mechanic.
    Its just like re-enlisting, and the culture are very military influenced.

    Cons

    Dangerous work environment
    12 hour rotating shifts
    2 year binding contract (slavery with more steps)
    Engineers create jobs for technicians based off of 0 data
    Technicians will always be on shift, even if you advance to supervisor.
    Career progression is intimidating, Engineers often work 60 hour week salaried.
    Most of the good advanced technical jobs are outsourced other countries.
    currently in a state of economic treading water to bring new product out.
    You will rarely touch a multi-meter, you will clean acid off of "robots" mostly windows though. You will be in a white clean room suit and often a layer of rubber acid gear.
    Its just like re-enlisting, and the culture are very military influenced.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck, you guys are doing a good job. As for filling this position in the future, don't put people who want to work on tech in a job where you clean acid off of tools.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Bring you in with the benefits, keep you there because it's a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good.
    401k match 5%, HSA healthcare plan and other options available, Life insurance, Dental, vision.
    Night, weekend differential on hourly pay.
    I got a relocation package when I joined the company which was great coming out of college. They helped set me up with the whole process of buying my house.
    Two bonuses per year (depending on company performance)
    System for sending $10 gift cards to coworkers to show appreciation.
    3-4 days off per week

    Cons

    Rotating schedule every 4 months of days/nights.

    Vacation and sick time are in one bank. If you somehow were never sick and didn't work a holiday or take triple time on the holiday, you would have 20 shifts off. 1 per month worked and then 6 recognized holidays.
    If you don't schedule your days off ahead of time then you get an occurrence for it. 5 occurrences per 6 month period. I earned my TOP time. If I have it, I should be able to use it whenever I want.

    12 hour shifts are long and full of monotonous, boring work.
    3-4 shift per week, which means more days off in a row, but the job isn't worth it.
    No fulfillment to see results of the work you put in.

    Moving up or around is very difficult. They use a system where you have to put in tons of hours of overtime to fill out a document full of a list of necessary tasks which will take a long time to achieve. The document is very vague, and requires things which you have to go out of your way to be able to even start on. Without that document completed, you cannot move up in your position. PRA (position readiness assessment)

    They will higher new graduates (with engineering (specifically) degrees only) as engineers instead of the people who have worked there for years and know far more about the process than the new hires will in a year of working.

    They'll bring you in with the benefits and it'll sound great to work at but it will fade within the first few months.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the PRA promotion policy. There are much better ways to gauge whether someone is excelling in the job role. The PRA is demotivating for the amount of pay it'll increase compared to the amount of time needed to be put into it.

    Practice what you preach and promote the people who have worked so hard for several years into the engineer positions instead of only new hires.

    Make it so it's a permanent choice between days or nights. Some people want to work days and some want to work nights. Other semiconductor companies have that and are still successful.

  3. "its a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level II Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Level II Technician in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay, good atmosphere

    Cons

    not a lot of upward movement, top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    thin the herd i middle management, teach your managers not to be micro managers.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Some great people to work with.
    Good location / area to live in.

    Cons

    Too many policies and plans that don't make sense are handed down by upper-level management / parent companies, and there is no room for discussion even if most of the employees disagree.
    Micron in-house software is usually a pain in the neck.
    Lots of people still think of IM Flash as "the old Micron building."

    Advice to Management

    You should really demonstrate your own values (Integrity, Commitment, Execution, and Teamwork) in how you treat your employees. Rather than lay off a bunch of highly competent employees to save a few bucks / do what the parents ask, you should cut back on bonuses (starting with your own). The management team should be the first in shouldering the burden of bad decisions and less-than-ideal results. Laying off great employees and then turning around and trying to hire new people is a huge smack in the face.
    You have a lot of smart people with a lot of good ideas, but you are so entrenched in your 'business processes' that you are constantly making your people resources go to waste.


  5. Helpful (17)

    "No Values"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    alright pay
    good benefits
    average place to start your career but not somewhere that you stay very long.

    Cons

    Promotions are almost non existent.
    Its all about who you know not what you do. Promotions have nothing to do with how hard you work.
    Managers make complete changes to different aspects of you daily job without recommendations or input from the people it affects the most.
    Management has no idea what actually goes on inside the Fab.
    To many managers and engineers that don't actually do anything.
    Toxic managers and work environment.
    Dread going to work everyday.

    Advice to Management

    During the recent layoffs I saw some of the most knowledgeable and hardworking technicians layed off. While the people that come in and sleep all day in a corner, on face book, or are just straight incompetent and break everything they touch stayed and even got promotions because they're buddy buddy with the managers . You've destroyed the morale of the company and now your hiring again a month later for all those positions that you let go. Shows great planning on your part. Your technicians are over worked under appreciated and they are the heart of the company. You sell the company very well to new hires but they quickly realize that it was all fake and nothing they do or say matters. Had a manager straight up tell me that the values and employee hand book/ company rules only apply when they want them to. When its convenient for them. Other than that they make up whatever rules they want on the spot to get what they want.
    No one cares about the gym or shiny new offices for your managers, when you cant get the tools for you technicians that they use on a daily basis. How about making some real changes like making a it a decent place to work.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not a lot of opportunities for career advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Owner in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Process Owner in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good (gym, health incentives)
    You do not need to work hard - just play hard or network with managers and you'll be fine

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for Career advancement
    Male dominated leadership team
    You need to be an LDS to advance your career
    HR are puppets of managers -- inHuman resource

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers how to appraise performance so that workforce will be optimized and those who just report for work can be given the right message


  7. "good company with core values focus"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work in. People are nice and there are core-values focus since start up. Good benefits in a not so expensive region compare to big cities like California and New York.

    Cons

    It is a joint venture and is highly dependent on Intel and Micron. Facing high competition from Asia due to culture differences and cheaper labor.

    Advice to Management

    This is still a manufacturing company where results are important to investors. Management have to go tighter else eventually Asian factories will prove better ROI.

  8. "Nice, clean place to work, great hrs and a ton of time off. Many extras for employee benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, cafe, gym, onsite Dr, and multiple clubs and activities to join outside of work. 3 possible bonuses a yr depending on company status . Everyone in general is nice to work with.

    Cons

    Company just did a re-org and taking time to adjust, could be better w/ training new hires and communications with other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Train new hires and areas in general about there tasks for the area and not to expect someone else to do there job. Cut dead weight.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership treats employees very well in the area I work in. Pay is competitive and the benefits are good. 12 hour days are tough, but the 3 and 4 days off are great. Vacation time for new hires is great when compared top other companies I've worked at.

    Cons

    Promotions are very difficult. Lots of red tape. Rotating between day shift and night shift every 4 months is very hard to adjust to. Performance reviews tend to focus on the negative rather than emphasizing strengths.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Equipment Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company, with good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Too much chiefs, and not enough indians.


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