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Micron Technology Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • No work life balance, very fast pace (in 56 reviews)

  • Sometimes you will have to work long hours, but that's how it goes (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Clean house from the top down."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They provide a lot of time off, and have a good benefits package.

    Cons

    Management is very secretive about the company. The company has struggled since it's inception with a few windows of success driven by an exceptional market. Yet, they will never acknowledge mistakes and try new directions. They just keep failing over and over which hurts the average worker each time they have a layoff. They are also very good 'ol boy oriented, so advancement is based on who you know and are close to.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Let someone trained and knowledgeable in your field do your job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to progress your career but not a company that you would stay with for life."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is ample chance to move up in the company and at a faster rate then most.

    Cons

    The company expects the job to be your life. You should be working 55 hours a week and be on call 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wake up , it's the 21st century!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salaries

    Cons

    Incompetent management, lack of clear communication of priorities and vision by upper management, which cascades down the hierarchy. Inadequately justified decisions, lack of trust in employees , general apathy towards their concerns

    Advice to Management

    Shed that old-school outfit Invest in employees, engage them by providing a fair and stimulating workplace.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Work at Micron to live in Boise, not for its profitability -- since it does not have any."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Boise. The only reason to work for Micron Technology is the community of Boise is an exceptional place to live with access to the beautiful foothills, fun and friendly downtown, and better than average cultural activities. Micron used to be a culture of promote from within and a 'go get 'em' attitude but this has changed as the business has steadily declined. Team-members for the most part are friendly and share a western hard-work ethic that is taken advantage of by senior management. Micron's non-Boise JV's and global partners continually outperform the Boise sites that are bogged down with senior managers from the 'good ole boy network' and are incapable of keeping up with industry trends.

    Cons

    The business is poorly run with few values that employees can cling to for direction. Micron as a whole undercuts its sharpest minds by requiring them to work extraordinary long hours with little praise and little hope of advancement. While a very diverse company, especially in R&D, it undercuts this with talk over the cubicle wall of the most right-wing ranting Idaho can produce, making its international employees feel less at home.

    The last few years stock price and productivity, where even in quarters where its competitors were making strategic advances and profits Micron continued to decline, show that it is mismanaged and requires new management to turn its profitability around before it cannot continue operations on credit.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has had a good long run, it is time to turn the company over to a team that can lead it against far more advanced strategic competition.


  6. "Not a good place to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have some latest design works going on in their field of business. Nice to work if you want to learn something new.

    Cons

    Career growth will be a dead end if you choose to stay there. Seems like there had been no increase in compensation and thats the main reason I quit. They give a damn about employees. As long as they get the work done from you, they remind us to be thankful for giving a job. No perks, no bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly consider that employees are humans and not some automatic production machines.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Trapped in a Time Warp in Boise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Weather in Boise
    Nice River down the middle of the city
    Overall good group of people at Micron
    Nice Cafeteria and Health Center

    Cons

    Whoa, the company has start dates listed on company contact list to gauge employees
    No promotions unless you hunt, drink and drive a truck with 6 wheels
    The CEO surrounds himself with yes men
    Phds doing tech work because some managers at top have no respect for education

    Advice to Management

    Steve, you have made enough money, time to leave, go do something meaningful in life.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Dissatisfied?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relocation package is fairly solid, if they are still offering it.
    Manassass is a fairly safe city to raise a family in.
    Opportunity for experience in 300mm fabrication.

    Cons

    Working your normal scheduled hours was not "enough", until they cut overtime at which point working more than your scheduled hours was excessive.

    Promotions are non-existent. I worked there for nearly four years with no promotion or even a raise.

    Market surveys for pay raises are a joke. Comparing the area around DC with the midwest is hardly a fair comparison for wages and cost of living adjustments.

    Management seems completely disconnected with the "working class" employees. They only stick their noses in when they feel output isn't strong enough.

    No recognition on the individual level when a job is well done.

    Management rarely steps foot on the clean room floor. How can you manage what you don't know?

    Benefits were stripped away one by one during the downturn, and are slow to return.

    High turnover rate among technicians who are disgruntled about the lack of pay raises and promotions causing many shifts to be under staffed, increasing the workload on already upset employees.

    Cafeteria is not subsidized. One meal can easily cost $8.00 or more if you don't bring your lunch, and unless you are on 1st shift they frown on you leaving site to get lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees as if they have heartbeats and aren't just more machines on your clean room floor designed to do a job for you. Listen to their needs. Actually listen, not just nod and smile and do nothing about them.


  9. "It was a place that employees were treated with disrespect and talked down to as if they were unintelligent."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator II in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Operator II in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only good thing that can be said is that when time off was requested it was given without question.

    Cons

    Lack of any encouragement from leadership for hard work. Little or no communication from leadership. No opportunity for advancement. No pay raises.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "JUST TIRED OF THIS PLACE !!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good diversity.
    Co-workers are good.
    Located in Northern Virginia which is a very good place to have a life - good weather, good people and lots of things to do.

    Cons

    Incompetent Management.

    Poor compensation

    Compensation never changes for couple years and then they do a meager market adjustment.

    They did not promote people for two years citing the recession and after that they promote only a handful of people in a month. So..thats saying that in two years only a few employees out of the approx 1500 on the site deserved to be promoted. And these are people who stuck with the company through pay cuts, loss of bonus, loss of 401K etc....
    Now that number has gone down again.

    You probably wont have a lot to do during the day but as long as you take 10-12 hrs to do it, management is pleased.

    Advice to Management

    Let yourself out and bring in some talented people from companies which feature on the "100 Best Places to work in"


  11. Helpful (2)

    "You can see it sinking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation time, reasonable pay
    Stay here if you are waiting to retire and want an easy life

    Cons

    NO future, No goals, Yearly review is a joke, your boss doesnt even know what you are doing.
    Middle management is totally useless and incompetent, and has no power.
    But the worst things in this place in San jose are :
    1) this is the 1st company I work that count your hours every week and we are not paid by hours!
    2) Biasness to its fullest! Top management pick the people based on race and their own favorite to be promoted, not based on their performance.

    Advice to Management

    Forget it.



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