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Updated November 23, 2018
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International Rectifier President, CEO, and Director Oleg Khaykin
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  • "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" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Bad management which does not care for employee" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work as an engineer

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Two sides of the same coin"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. "marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they are fast and agile

    Cons

    IR was a bit lack of innovation

    Advice to Management

    be innovative, think longer term


  4. "Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at International Rectifier (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional Environment. Mostly nice people to work with. Follows standards for their industry well.

    Cons

    Stress levels were through the roof, especially end of the quarter. All about the $$ and not that much concern about servicing the customer.


  5. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and have good mentorship program.

    Cons

    It's the only power company around the area.


  6. "Good for experience"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours if you like working 12 hour shifts and having 3-4 days off every week.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate effectively.

    Advice to Management

    If people ask for raises, compensation, or bonuses, a "no" answer is better than no answer at all.


  7. "It's a toss up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Rectifier (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Best TEACH/ LEARN ENVIRONMENT: You can learn a great deal from your principle colleagues who are actually willing to help
    2. Great FAMILY: work environment. Many of them have been there in the 80s if not earlier. It is a family
    3. When you add the top two here it makes it the best team I've worked. It was these two that turned my head away from all the cons.

    Cons

    Agreed with other comments listed

    1. OBSESSION with documentation that engineers can loose focus on what's important. If your great with documentation then this is the job for you! Engineers are responsible for so much no wonder project lead times take so long; which is why there are so many mistakes caught later. They need to hire more support! If they only had a bigger facility. ( documentation 70% and engineering 15-30%)

    2. BURDEN They say "1+1=3" which is right, you've burned out your employees. Efficient Performance and product can only be achieved if you spend more on growing the company. Hire more people!! Stop hiring upper managers and playing musical chairs. 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 + hiring more staff to help. Let managers do their job and hire more staff for support.

    Advice to Management

    1+1=2 not 3

    Hire more staff for support then you'll be efficient and error free. Stop using paper. Use Electronic forms in production. It's 2017!!

  8. "Technician"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! Fun and Great projects

    Cons

    No real room for growth


  9. "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.


  10. "PMO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of training opportunity

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most companies