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Kateeva Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great People! Great Place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, by far, are the best people in the world to work with! I have been in environments where there is back biting, politics and hidden agendas. I have yet to see that at Kateeva. Great part of the culture. People are motivated to get the job done, knowing they are working with a great team of people to get it done.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough Asian food menu choices. Though I like the daily free lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the culture!


  2. "Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, incredible talents, high growth market, focused approach and products

    Cons

    No real intention to be customer and market oriented. Lots of hypes on future. Subject to financial ups and downs due to nature in capital equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on execution, sales forcast, leadership and talent retention.


  3. "Steer Clear Unless You Love Working Hard"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great potential to make an impact on a soon-to-be-booming market
    Free lunch & dinner

    Cons

    -Incompetently executive and mid-level management
    -Engineering group has a collectively massive ego
    -Impossible schedule sets entire company up for failure
    -Build and ship attitude, lack of quality and documentation

    Advice to Management

    -Too many management layers vs actual workers
    -Vendor selection process screams corrupt
    -Pathetic work-life balance and workaholic company culture
    -Compensate hard work with time off


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  5. "Manufacturing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Tech in Newark, CA
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Tech in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kateeva as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good free food, lunch, snacks, dinner. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Disorganized in manufacturing. Trying to build and ship new big size tools in very short schedule with shortage of parts, tools daily scattered all over and bad quality parts and not finished or missing assembly drawings. Recruited the older contract workers from Tesla, Intel, Applied Materials, which half of them acted like elementary school kids, picking on each other and calling each others dirty names.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Not ready for dreamed big manufacturing.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "High stakes but potentially high rewards if successful."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Menlo Park, CA

    Pros

    Free lunch.
    Occasional free refreshments.
    Reasonable amount of pay and stocks.
    Regular company updates.
    Flexible hours for most..
    Always something new going on.
    MIT development atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lunch could use more variety.
    Reasonable amount of pay and stocks.


  7. "Long road..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people generally. Lots of work. CEO/Founder cares about the company culture. You could see that they are taking a thoughtful approach to make the company successful. Catered food, snacks. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Extremely aggressive deadlines. And a flood of new blood which makes the company culture dubious.

    Advice to Management

    Growing really fast. Almost too fast. Starting to see some cracks in the hiring process.


  8. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kateeva as an intern

    Pros

    Good company culture with perfect balance of working hard and socializing.

    Cons

    Location can be seen as the middle of nowhere


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamics, location, not much politics

    Cons

    Very very bad engineering management


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Administration"

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

    Pros

    Silicon Valley pay is exceptional, and at Kateeva you get it.

    Cons

    Company seems to be struggling still.