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Updated May 21, 2017
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International Rectifier President, CEO, and Director Oleg Khaykin
Oleg Khaykin
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Pros
  • Also, as long as you are near your phone it does not matter where you work which is nice as it promotes a good work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Good working environment and work life balance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • You've put this burden that "engineers are the responsible owner" for the product which is cop out for upper management to do there job (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management undermines each other (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "maintenance test and quality control"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician III in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician III in Irvine, CA

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time

    Pros

    involved in new technology and is a good environment

    Cons

    Company will be sold or soon to move to foreign country


  2. "could be a better place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. good team work among capable engineers, easy to get alone.
    2. great place to learn first hand how power device are made.
    3. good engineering support. FA and production probe teams are very helpful, easy to work with (if you're nice too)
    4. some managers are vary capable and great to work with.

    Cons

    1. top management need to put priority on development.
    2. cost cuttings gone too far sometimes.
    3. some manager need to understand engineering stress.


  3. "great"

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    Former Employee - Production in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Production in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work area has a lot of potential to move up

    Cons

    12 hr shifts in a clean room environment

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. "RE: Great Place to Work - Great CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Autonomy. If you are able to perform you will succeed at IR. Oleg the CEO lays down a very entrepreneurial culture. Also, as long as you are near your phone it does not matter where you work which is nice as it promotes a good work-life balance. Pay is good as well and company was generous with stock options

    Cons

    Not the most fancy office with bells and whistles like firms in Silicon Valley but you are living in Manhattan Beach area so do you really need a gym at work or catered food or snacks?

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Great place to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Two sides of the same coin"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The place has an environment that allows novice engineers to learn with some experienced engineers.
    Some of the managers are receptive and listen.
    The life/work balance is good. If you manage your workload and get your job done, nobody will bother you.
    The division possesses key players with solid expertise in the field and a well established mature process.
    Training is available to selected employees.
    Some people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There is an obsession with documentation which delays, frustrates and burdens.
    Some people just don't want to do their job or help, most notably IT.
    Some managers are too aggressive and not in the right direction.
    New ideas are not implemented because there is a process in place that cannot change.
    Some people that do not show abilities or are too argumentative are counterproductive to their colleagues and the division.
    Some managers will deflect assignments in their area of expertise.
    If you work too hard, you will not necessarily get patted on the back. Schedules and assignments are modified and what you have accomplished is useless at that point.
    Upper management does not have a clue what it takes to get stuff done because it doesn't come to see how it's done. All they care about is forecasts and numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the documentation madness and add people to do documentation instead of burdening engineers. The ECO process is ridiculous.
    Keep the experienced engineers and invest in new engineers.
    Bonuses are nice but the salary is what really counts and HR should know.
    Stop setting up expensive experiments that lead to nothing.
    Hire more engineers and spread the work more evenly.
    Pick engineers based on attitude and ability, not just the second.


  7. "Materials Manager"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler IV in Vadnais Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Material Handler IV in Vadnais Heights, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at International Rectifier (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great challenge and good pay

    Cons

    More work than a person can possibly accomplish


  8. "Perfect Opportunity To Get Experience"

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    Former Employee - Production Planner/Master Scheduler/Industrial Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Production Planner/Master Scheduler/Industrial Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Positive impression at High-level hyrarcy, General Manager and Directarate,
    * Perfect Investment at semiconductor industry granting well work experience,
    * Training opportunity for the employees as well as compansation for the educational expenseses

    Cons

    * Some Administration shortages are there as in every business.

    Advice to Management

    * Temporary duty at Corporate HQs' upper level partners as part of personel training. should be beneficial. .


  9. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people are working there

    Cons

    too much traffic to drive there.


  10. "Smart People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was great to work with super smart people . The CEO had a PhD. Wow on the brainpower there.

    Cons

    A bit too much into credentialism, and some politics at the upper levels. Industry is very cyclical.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on focusing on value added products, so your not into the super commodity products.


  11. "Crazy place to work"

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    Former Employee - R&D Electrical Engineer in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Electrical Engineer in Leominster, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Rectifier (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You dont need an engineering degree to work as an engineer (if you don't have one)

    Cons

    Lots of idiots without high school diplomas being called engineers. Directors with community college degrees. Good engineers move on.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring smart


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