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Updated November 28, 2017
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International Rectifier President, CEO, and Director Oleg Khaykin
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Pros
  • Good working environment and work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • My department is great - I have a very good team work and we support each other (in 5 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)

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  1. "Good for experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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!!


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Difficult since being purchased"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Rectifier (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Location and team members

    Cons

    Being owned by a German company who replace all management with German people and get rid of the original team. Sliced off the entire top of the company.


  9. "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


  10. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and good colleagues

    Cons

    Too much work load and too many runs of layoffs


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