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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LTX-Credence (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great smart people work here. They provide a great home work life balance. good benefits. People stay with company. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Money not invested into engineering to the point of employees personally buying lab equipment for the company to finish their jobs. Lots of corporate merges and uncertainty. Historically lots of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Follow communication guidelines and communicate more. No clue about real direction of the corporation and haven't for years. (Not just recently)


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Forced vacation time each year.

    Cons

    Limited visibility to other departments

    Advice to Management

    Value the human asset.

  3. "It's a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LTX-Credence full-time

    Pros

    Steady pay check. Also provided an interesting niche in the RF test cell market which could have taken market share from the two other major players in the industry.
    Also, had no problem leaving after 8 hours, did not need to care about what would happen after I left.

    Cons

    Poor management with only the bottom line in mind. Employees were the first people to experience the desire to cut costs. The company preferred cheaper as opposed to a better long-term solution, which sometimes ultimately ended up costing more money.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on providing the employees adequate tools to complete their jobs in a professional and timely manner. Then work on positioning in the market.


  4. "Good place to start out"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great set of coworkers who were all friendly, smart, resourceful, and always willing to help each other out.

    Good for a first EE or CE job out of school, experience with HW and SW integration is pretty broad.

    Cons

    Toxic environment with frequent layoffs makes sticking around for the long haul difficult, even though there are a lot of employees who stick around for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employee training and development and try to keep these employees instead of going through rounds of lay offs every 5 or 6 years.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LTX-Credence (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people, Good immediate management

    Cons

    Low pay, failure to recognize when employees are performing the work of positions beyond there own and provide compensation or adjustments of work distribution.

    Failure of management to recognize fairly hold employees accountable for their work. My experience has been directed to look into and resolve work issues of my co workers who have ignored the alters of the problem.

    As positions have been eliminated, work load is passed of onto others without any recognition or adjustment in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate who and what your staff is doing. Make sure you provide compensation and recognition to your staff for what there actual performance is. Deal with those who are freeloading.

    Put a stop to allowing the long-time LTXC employees to have the easy life while all the work is being done by the newly acquired staff.

    Do realistic evaluations of positions, workloads, and locations. Then adjust titles and pay accordingly.


  6. "Overall a poor choice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LTX-Credence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits. Once in a while there is profit sharing, usually pretty small though. People are somewhat friendly.

    Cons

    All the money is kept at the top. Raises are small and most years no raise at all. The CEO and the board are more interested in building an empire than a good company.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth, it's a job not a hobby. Experienced employees are worth keeping instead of discarding to squeeze out an extra few pennies tor the board and stock holders (who are the board and management).


  7. "LTX Credence /XCerra"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends

    I worked at LTX-Credence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good wages, great benefits, promotions, good life and work balance

    Cons

    Downsized, re-organization after a buy out eliminated jobs

  8. "Great people, challenging business environment"

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

    I worked at LTX-Credence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    LTX-Credence has a dedicated and talented workforce and good technology. The current leadership has a solid financial background and applies it prudently to the business. This financial acumen is the primary reason that the company has remained viable since the tech downturn of 2000.

    Cons

    Over the past decade, semiconductor test has moved from leading edge technology to a commodity market. That, combined with fierce competition and a flat semiconductor market have led to a very challenging business climate for the ATE market affecting both LTX-Credence and other competitors in this market.


  9. "Good place, just too cheap"

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    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LTX-Credence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is something new every day. You don't get stuck doing the exact same task day after day, year after year. Most of the managers are very good about letting you have flexible hours, so long as you get things done.

    Cons

    Upper management is more about the bottom line. They don't put enough investment in tools and people, causing all the task to be more difficult they they would have to me.

    Advice to Management

    Invent in equipment! I grow tired of spending more time looking for working equipment then the time it takes to complete the task.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly poeple. average benefit. flexible hour.

    Cons

    Skill and knowledge learnt are all proprietary, not valuable outside of the company


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