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Nikon Precision Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Job for New College Grads"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good team chemistry. Everyone is helpful, and the skill sets of team members complement each other well
    -Very Competitive Pay (at least starting out), good health, life and 401k benefits
    -Good hours (9-5 most days, seldom have to work at home)
    -Good job security. Lithography tools are complex and take many months to even begin to work on. Thus the company tries to keep turnover low in an effort to not spend too much time training new people.

    Cons

    -Most upper management positions are held by Japanese, and they like to promote other Japanese people into those roles. Very hard to get promoted from this role; most people in this job stay in it for their entire career at the company
    -Like promotions, raises are not great. They barely keep up with inflation.
    -While the company is a great place to start a career and maintain a steady job for a while, this stagnation may lead to you "falling behind" your peers at other companies in 5-10 years.


  2. "Field Service Engineer lll"

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

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits, colleagues and high level of technology.

    Cons

    Tool documentation can be difficult to find, Management lends towards customer than FSE.

    Advice to Management

    Backup your employees and confront them before blaming them for issues are out of their hands.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Tough place to get a promotion


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Field Service"

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology, continually challenging. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Compressed shift are hard to get used to

    Advice to Management

    Solicit and act on employees advice

  8. "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.


  9. "Great Place To Work"

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

    Pros

    For over 10 years now Nikon has been a great place for me to work. They care about the employees and work hard to provide good pay, good benefits, and a fun work environment. Team building outings are the norm.

    Cons

    There are a select few employees who like to rock the boat. They type of people that are never happy. They seem to bring down others at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, some people will never be happy.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High Tech, challenging, but dysfunctional at times"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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