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Nikon Precision Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Instructional Designer / E-Learning Developer"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, people and good work life balance.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything?

    Advice to Management

    I am sure they are moving to make the company successful.


  2. "Field Service Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the travel, not doing the same thing day in day out. Servicing, installing, maintaining the photolithography equipment was very rewarding.

    Cons

    Industry is prone to the "silicon cycle" of employment.


  3. "Excellent compensation and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Lead in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Lead in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people and excellent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours during month end close

    Advice to Management

    Review processes to reduce working hours


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  5. "Field service engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits with low copay. 401K with 3 percent match. Opportunities for travel within certain groups.

    Cons

    Upward movement within the company is almost non-existent. Every move that comes up seems to be a lateral move with no pay bump. Not fully vested in 401K right away. Promotions are more a title change than a raise.

    Advice to Management

    When an individual is good enough to promote then they should also be compensated equally not compensated with the cheapest minimal raise you think that you can get away with.


  6. "Great pay and benefits, poor work environment"

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    Current Employee - Installation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Installation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time

    Pros

    High Pay, Great Medical, Good 401K (automatic 3% company contributions), Variety of Work

    Cons

    Under Staffed, Long Work Days and Long Assignments While Traveling (30 days plus common), Worn Out Tools, Little to No Training, Slow and Unresponsive Management

    Advice to Management

    Need to re-evaluate staffing levels, promote star performers and remove the dead weight. Give top performers bigger raises than 2% every year. Little chance of promotion unless someone dies or retires. Incompetent people seemed to be tolerated and even promoted at times.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "High Tech, challenging, but dysfunctional at times"

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    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exposed to bleeding edge tech and difficult implementation problems. High performers can get noticed and climb quickly. Competitive and exciting.

    Cons

    Japan's problems become your problems. The good engineers in Japan are great, but there aren't enough of them. They don't prepare and invest in the future. Collaboration with Japan means late night meetings.

    Advice to Management

    It's never very clear how work will be distributed among the team. Structure with roles and responsibilities and training so people can grow into those roles would help.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pay okay"

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    Current Employee - Technical Translator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Translator in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, if you have advanced degree.

    Cons

    Internal politics severe in some cases, especially with Japan

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to change and ideas from others within the overall corporation.


  9. "Great work experience."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer IV in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer IV in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nikon Precision (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time with this company as a field service engineer. The job was challenging and the team all worked well together, from management to technical support. The pay rate is above average. As an FSE, we worked a compressed shift so scheduled days off were were a plus too.

    Cons

    The main problem was working with Japanese support engineers. Some spoke English well but some did not. We found ways to communicate issues when needed though.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great products with poor company management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA

    I worked at Nikon Precision (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nikon makes the most sophisticated Semiconductor products for next generation ICs. Company has some very good people to work with. Great people and work environment. A culture all its own. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Depending on which department you are in, career growth and development can be hard to non-existent specially in the service group. Company operates in crisis/reaction management, american managers always need approval from Japanese management. Too much micro management for issues, no systems and processes in place. Long term old management, no fresh faces over all have been 20 years in management doing the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that those in operations in the field are just as important as those that are in Belmont. Also to embrace those within the company that are passionate and help foster their careers instead of losing them to other companies


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Nikon Precision is a good job but a terrible career."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nikon Precision full-time

    Pros

    - Relatively relaxed
    - Diverse and fun coworkers
    - Pay is okay
    - Non strict dress code
    - Benefits are competitive
    - Compressed shifts allow for 3 and 4 day weekends

    Cons

    - Annual raises are a joke
    - Almost no room for advancement
    - No real career path
    - Long hours in a clean room environment
    - Very little recognition
    - Management doesn't have a clue what's really going on in the fab
    - Big mistakes have lead to micromanaging
    - Compressed shifts are long and dreaded

    Advice to Management

    Create a structure that tracks and rewards employees good work. Right now there is little way to distinguish between somebody who works all day in the fab and somebody who just sits in the cubicles all day and marks their hours however they want.



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