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Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "software developer at headquarters"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working at Nanometrics in Milpitas for almost a year. It's been a very pleasant experience here, although I'm working with a new team and new business unit, so our work is very insulated from the rest of the company; thus, I've had no issues regarding office politics or management, or anything like that. There are regular social events (bbq's, luncheons, parties etc.) that I find to be a nice break to the routine.

    Cons

    The office space is very cubical-centric

    Advice to Management

    Company seems to be moving in the right direction. Continued openness to change will help


  2. "Disorganized, no vision, no direction"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nanometrics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Besides the free cup noodles, fruits and bagel, overall office atmosphere is somewhat tolerable. Most people are friendly but not to be trusted. Clean facility. Convenient location.

    Cons

    Some people in finance offer no help at all. In fact, they give off the vibe that they are unapproachable. New employees hired from a competitor have attitude that they are better than everybody else, but offer no real solution for improvement. Products are not innovative. Company does not invest in infrastructure or new product development. High turn over rate in upper management. Broken processes in each department. Weak leadership. Unclear company vision. Individualistic rather than collaborative environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire top notch level executives that can actually turn the company around. Promote collaborative work.

  3. "Small company with limited resources and dysfunctional management"

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

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

    Pros

    Minimal bureaucracy; opportunity to learn different aspects of the equipment

    Cons

    Company is mired in escalations and engineering operates in a perpetual crises mode; mid-level management turns over every couple years or so; engineering managers micro-manage and have a diminishing attitude toward their engineers; younger engineers are more valued and get the best project assignments over seasoned veterans

    Advice to Management

    Keep a stable management team; bring on managers who value the contributions of senior engineers and do not micro-manage them; bring on enough resources that allow projects to be properly staffed and managed


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Some good and some bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Quality people
    -Interesting technology
    -Good stepping off point to the rest of the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    -Lack of professionalism in many customer-facing roles
    -Mid and long-range plans sacrificed for urgent issues
    -Poor work/life balance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nanometrics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has good product.

    Cons

    the management doesn't appreciate employee's contribution.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "New Upper Management Only Wants Yes People"

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

    I worked at Nanometrics full-time

    Pros

    You can work on cutting edge technology and in some cases be part of a team to advance their technology.

    Cons

    You better be a yes person toward upper management. Don't question upper management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small company with dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Long working hours with heavy workload

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a better long term vision.

  8. "FSE, Install/sustaining"

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    Current Employee - FSE in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - FSE in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to work with good people and can work for a long time if you effort to become a expert engineer then there will be many chances there.

    Cons

    Not many challenges as a FSE but can get a lot of experience in electronics, semiconductor industy and optics.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits


  9. "Good place to work if at headquarter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team, nice people to work with, variety makes it like a big family

    Cons

    Need more resources, support.
    Shall encourage people to work more actively.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Applications Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company with lot of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Job can be very demanding.


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