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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Better Options"

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

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies full-time

    Pros

    They pay well and have good benefits.

    Cons

    There are better options in Lehi. Don't place your future in Micron's hands.

    Advice to Management

    You're not good.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "A Great Opportunity For The Select Few"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Shift Equipment Technician in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is generally relaxed. The pay is decent, the work is not difficult.
    Company is willing to train technicians with no prior experience. The benefits are good, especially the 5% 401K match.

    Cons

    The system for advancement or promotion is very much flawed. The PRA form, (a brag sheet) that a technician needs to fill out for promotion, has not eliminated favoritism and politics that it was designed to accomplish. In addition, many experienced senior technicians were hired by the company at the Tech 2 level, instead of the Tech 3 level deserved. Recently, the company has had difficulty attracting new technicians, so they began hiring several ex-military with 8 years technical experience, but no fab equipment experience, at Tech 3 level. This is a great deal the for new hires, but the existing technicians hired at the Tech 2 level are restricted to a lower pay scale and must fill out the PRA form to be promoted. A better solution would have been to move the pay scales up, and compensate the existing workforce as necessary. In some cases, as in mine, it was easier to get another job than to be promoted.
    Promotions through completion of the PRA form vary. Depending your supervisor and area, the promotion can somewhat straightforward or elusive. If you are fortunate, your supervisor will have experience filling out the PRA form and be very instrumental in your promotion. If not, you will languish at your designated tech level for years, getting minimal raises, since the median of the pay scale is the ceiling.
    A lot of bureaucracy exists. A ticket system was implemented to assist with issues that an employee could not solve on his own or with his areas support group. Though a great concept, the ticket system is now being used by many people to create visibility to get others to do their jobs.
    Most technicians are a number, part of a head count. The humble technician that does his job, troubleshooting and repairing equipment without drawing attention to himself, will not be recognized.
    Process related skills, reading charts and using various software applications to research yield/product issues, seem to receive greater recognition than actual equipment troubleshooting skills. Ironically, the equipment technician is given very little training to learn the process related software applications, although they are expected to learn and use them.

    Advice to Management

    The PRA system needs to be revamped. Pay scales need to be shifted up so new, less experienced technicians are not hired at Tech 3, Senior Technician Equipment. For Equipment Technicians, process related software applications need to be taught in a tailored course for what is useful and necessary for related equipment maintenance, not at the Process Engineer level.

  3. "Equipment Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Upward mobility
    Work life balance (at least shift work and as long as you don't mind 4 months of night shift at a time)

    Cons

    Some high expectations
    Expected, but not expected, to do OT to finish projects on top of normal work requirements


  4. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The company has good benefits

    Cons

    Stress level is high, short staffed.


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is exciting, fast paced, and interesting. Definitely know that your work is having a direct effect on company and even industry. Company is decent at providing opportunities to learn and develop. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is stress level. There is always way more work than can be done that needs to be done yesterday. This can effect work-life balance negatively.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Veteran trap"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (6)

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

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    • 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.

  8. "its a job"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (18)

    "No Values"

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    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.


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