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Micron Technology Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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Micron Technology President and Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Mehrotra
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent compensation and Benefits. Great time to join"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new CEO improved Micron's strategy and focus as well as accountability. This company has always had tenacious, talented employees but now there is strong leadership and accountability as well. It's an exciting time to be at Micron.

    Cons

    Some elements of the company and culture lag behind and are in need of a refresh. I believe we will get there.

    Advice to Management

    continue with the solicitation of ideas from staff -- there are many opportunities for improving workplace culture, facilities, meeting effectiveness, employee engagement. If you want to court and keep the millennials, pay attention to the design of the space and cultivate the organizational culture aspects that align with Micron values.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, challenging, interesting projects.

    Cons

    New performance management plan is destructive.

    Advice to Management

    Re-consider the downsides of the new performance review process.

    Consider this scenario: You have a highly successful group with several star performers, who must now be managed into a bell curve.
    This system will encourage those star performers to go elsewhere, because some arbitrary percentage of staff must be placed into a Performance improvement plan, which has the appearance (And effect) of being shown the door.

    I’ve seen very good engineers put on PIP, simply because ‘someone has to take the bullet’. I’m sure that’s not the intent from the top, but it is the reality of what happens on the ground. Smart people know this, and will go elsewhere. You do not want to lose your star performers.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, they try to have a strong community culture.

    Cons

    SMEs leaving company and being replaced by 2-3 junior personnel who lack the knowledge to do their jobs, rather than try to retain the SME.


  4. "I worked full time at Micron Technology for over 15 years."

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, learn as you go, great company.

    Cons

    There were office politics to deal with.


  5. "Principal FW Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities as the company is growing fast.

    Cons

    There are frequent re orgs


  6. "great pay great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time

    Pros

    great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    not much to describe here. most of the times you will be doing menial work


  7. Helpful (19)

    "Not the happy place it has been i the past."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, great people. Profit sharing.

    Cons

    No feeling of job security, the current performance model demands 8% layoffs each and every year. Even if every employee excels someone will still need to go. Micron promotes employee contentment on one hand and slaps them around with the other. Not many employees are happy with this new model, supervisors are telling employees they are doing great at midyear reviews and then being forced to lower the review rating and offer the employee a severance package at years end. I have been told this comes directly from Sanjay and no one has the balls to tell him this is wrong. He believes that there is always room for improvement, which is true, but this is a drastic way of achieving that goal. He is attempting to instill performance through fear.

    Advice to Management

    The bellcurve performance model has been shown to lose effectiveness when it is adhered to this degree, back off a little. Your workforce is not happy.

  8. "New to the company but like it so far"

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    Current Employee - FAB TECHNICIAN in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - FAB TECHNICIAN in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits program. Can't beat getting stock in Micron. It is the future of the semiconductor.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, although a few days off can be draining.

    Advice to Management

    Break room environment improvement.


  9. Helpful (16)

    "What are you doing Micron???"

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    Current Employee - Dram Product Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Dram Product Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Horrible to see hardworking and talented engineers leave the company due to the bell curve manager rating system forcing out talented engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Change the current system, there is more work being put on individuals, less people to share the workload, more pressure to perform well, and expectations to continue at this accelerated pace. Don’t crash and burn by setting unrealistic expectations and don’t take advantage of employees that work very hard.


  10. "Great benefits, mid range salary"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and company culture that is committed to doing what it takes to succeed. Lots of opportunities for learning and personal growth. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for rapid advancement. Salaries could be better.


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