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Micron Technology Boise Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Micron Technology President and Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Mehrotra
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Pros
  • good work life balance, good environment to work (in 68 reviews)

  • Collaborative and really encouraging work environment (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is not that good (in 66 reviews)

  • usually long hours, but compensated well (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Headed in the Right Direction"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Benefits
    -Friendly co-workers
    -Flexible hours for salary workers
    -Most of the time the work is enjoyable
    -The City of Boise is a pretty cool place to live

    Cons

    -Only one building is actually pretty, the rest are very barebones office style (Though this is improving)
    -Occasionally work can become monotonous due to the cyclic nature of the industry
    -No buses to work and it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere so you have to drive

    Advice to Management

    I would say management is taking Micron in the correct direction. The industry has to start to appeal to millennial and gen z workers and can no longer rely on the older generation to power the workforce.

    With a little refinement, I think Micron will be an amazing company for all sorts of people.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good research work in ML

    Cons

    Emerging in the field of data science.

  3. "Awesome company, great job satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Section Manager in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, with more positive changes coming with new senior leadership. Recently moving towards flexible work environment, employee friendly time off programs. Very rewarding, encourages innovation, fosters creativity.

    Cons

    Need better programs and strong commitment for leadership development. Has great products as an outcome of superior process technology. But needs to improve business strategy to employee maximize profits. Needs better profit sharing to increase motivation.


  4. "Take the job, but stay ready to leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck
    Stock Options for certain positions
    Industry experience
    Free coffee, water, and ice...
    Chairs available in some areas

    Cons

    Unstable
    Untrustworthy management
    Do not promote from within
    Layoffs and record profits in the same quarter

    Advice to Management

    Just ask the countless Engineers and Technicians that you have laid off and replaced with people who have NO industry experience. If you can't figure out that witholding pay raises and promotions for years, while hiring and making record profits drives away your best talent, any advice that I can offer here will not help you.


  5. "General Review Micron Technology"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Based on experience, Micron does a very good job compensating employees competitively. Lots of resources available including onsite gym, clinic, cafeterias, and stretch/meditation/activity rooms. Health benefits are excellent (medical, dental, vision) as well as matching 401(k) option. Plenty of opportunities for career growth, and plenty of encouragement to "climb the ladder." Micron also offers an education assistance program.

    Cons

    Culturally, the company is lagging compared to others in the tech industry. Lots of "old-school" personalities in leadership positions, and a lack of willingness to embrace change and volatility which is a hindrance to competitiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new ideas, focus on work accomplished and quality of work accomplished as opposed to time spent onsite.


  6. "Great Work"

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    Current Employee - Process Integration Technician in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Process Integration Technician in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful scheduling and for a decent pay. Awesome Time Off Policy

    Cons

    Volatile industry causing layoffs every so often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving the direction you are going


  7. "Micron Technology"

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    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Share in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Share in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Micron offers some of the most competitive pay in Boise along with a good benefit package. They are one of the few large corporate employers in Boise.

    Cons

    Be prepared for frequent Management chances, reorganizations and layoffs. This varies by area of the company and region you work in.

    Advice to Management

    Check into offer 2 options for VSP. They now offer a plan that pays for a frame every year. This is helpful for employees who wear glasses every day.

  8. "DRAM Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - DRAM Test Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - DRAM Test Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    open door policy, nice work culture.

    Cons

    there are no cons working in this company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New Directions for Probe Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Probe Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Probe Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Micron has been growing for a number of years, and it endured some growing pains. After it acquired some smaller memory companies (and one sizable one), the product portfolio became so big that probe and test engineering was severely strained by the workload. While that's still true, the teams are adapting to the challenge with a stronger focus on cross-team collaboration and using newer and better tools to become more efficient. There is a lot of opportunity to impact the success of the new game-changing products that are in the works, and the work extends far beyond simply writing code to test chips: there's a lot of understanding the physics and materials of the chips, the ways they fail, and the hardware they're tested on. It is easy to keep busy in interesting ways.

    Cons

    Change is hard, and some engineers are set in their ways with how they get things done, which does slow progress. There are also a few very strong personalities that unfortunately are allowed to dominate the environment, with some becoming overly negative or even hostile towards the work other engineers have accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in tempering the personalities that need it, as those behaviors have far-reaching impacts for the rest of the team.


  10. "Entitlement?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In Boise Idaho the only game in town

    Cons

    This is the most accurate statement I have read about Micron. "There are also a few very strong personalities that unfortunately are allowed to dominate the environment, with some becoming overly negative or even hostile." Their way or the highway.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the flaws of many of your "seasoned"? managers


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