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Infineon Technologies Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Infineon cares about its employees as people and has a long term perspective for running the business and making decisions

    Cons

    Growing up as a company so needs to adapt processes to become a more global company rather than centrally controlled


  2. "Sde"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance here

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours during deadline

  3. "Goof place to work"

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

    I worked at Infineon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Stable, technology driven company with good processes

    Cons

    European, HQ driven. Limited autonomy for the Americas region


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Infineon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great investment in developing people.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and red tape.


  5. "Good for people but bad for young"

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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 Infineon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Very stable, if your team is ok you don't need to worry be fired

    Cons

    1) Salary kind of low
    2) hard to get any promotion


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good Benefits and Workplace,"

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    Current Employee - Reactor Operator in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Reactor Operator in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Culture:
    * Not too small a site, not too big. You can get to know people without getting sick of each other.
    * Leads and supervisors in the fab are very approachable. Everyone working in the cleanroom is very eager to teach/encourage newbies.
    * Nice break room: flat screen tvs, free-to-use coffee machine (lattes, mochas, etc.), lemonade, and tea. Vending machines with healthier options.

    Benefits:
    * 401K Matching up to 4.5% of yearly take home.
    * 10 paid holidays a year (do not need to work).
    * About 4 PTO hours earned every two work weeks for new employees. Better for folks who have been there longer.

    Schedule:
    * Condensed work schedule means 3-4 days off in a row.
    * When my sup or lead asks folks if they can cover an unexpected absence, they are very understanding. No arm pulling. Just a "hey, if you are available, we need help".
    * Three breaks over 12.5 hour day:
         - paid 30 min break in morning
         - unpaid 30-45 min lunch
         - paid 30 min break in afternoon

    Opportunity for Growth:
    * If you want to learn more, and you are committed, you will be supported. Management is receptive to ideas for improvement.
    * Company pays employees for ideas that save money, streamline processes, and reduces opportunity for error, called YIP: Your Idea Pays.

    Cons

    Specific to Company:
    * Pay is quite low for the industry. Start at $14/hr.
    * Night shift only earns a 10% differential (20% is standard)
    * Mandatory overtime is assigned at random. One day per month.
    * The work instructions and OCAPs need to be seriously updated.
    * The 'certification' quizzes and tests are, likewise, very outdated.

    Specific to Industry:
    * Expect to work holidays. Barring a spectacular year (in terms of company income) the plant rarely shuts down.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be for the current director to keep:
    1. Monthly meetings with employees working in the cleanroom.
    2. Scheduling time to come into the cleanroom.
    3. Talking to cleanroom hourlies one-on-one.

    These actions make a huge impact. Too often, higher-ups try to direct and manage from afar, without the slightest idea of what actually goes on. Seeing the director helping during high stress times: bagging and doing Final QA, makes a big impact to morale. Hearing the director ask questions and ask for ideas for improvement also allows for acceptance of an open-door policy.

    Things to do differently:
    1. Update the work instructions and certification quizzes and tests. Enlist a 1-3 folks on the floor. Approve them for 4 hours each week.

    My concern here, is that we want to encourage employees to always, always consult the defer to the work instructions. We also want to show new employees that we have high standards. If a new employee's first introduction to the company is out of date learning material, it makes us seem careless. This does not match my experience on the floor.


  7. "Program Manager"

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

    I worked at Infineon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    people oriented company, great team

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Reputable company with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable company to work for within semiconductor/electronics industry. You will feel good that you are part of something that change the world. Innovative products developed by bright engineers. Good learning opportunities for those who are starting out in career.

    Cons

    Lack of vertical movement in career advancement. Short of opportunities for seasoned professionals. Managers/directors still manages with old school mentality; "Do your job and be content with all that is offered to you, no need to worry about advancements". Slow decision making processes and is driven primarily by politics and who you work with.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs new blood. Try to listen more and stop interjecting that you know everything. Management needs to understand it's the people you hired and manage with that make you successful, not by how much you know more than them.


  9. "Process Technician"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Not really any cons to speak of

    Advice to Management

    They should hire Jonathan Tatum back for Reliability technician


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Equipment Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Temecula, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infineon Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable Plant, good support. International Rectifier site purchased by Infineon. Culture is changing as International Rectifier falls in line with Infineon's culture. Strong balanced HR.

    Cons

    Plant Shutting down, no real date set. Could be 2 years, could be sold and not close.

    Advice to Management

    Manage production with data, not rumors. Do not be surprised lack of maintenance causes equipment down time. It is called Preventative Maintenance for a reason. Continuous improvement requires continuous training. Watching slides periodically in a cubicle is not complete training.