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Orbotech Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbotech (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great company. Every department used to help out each other to get thise machines shipped. Then we got purchased by an Israeli company .....

    Cons

    Too much power struggle with middle management. Watch out for the micromanager SW Director. Has no concern about you, only about what will make him look good. Forget about owning your process and making improvements, he will repeat your idea back to you and make it his idea.

    Advice to Management

    SW, QA and the whole company hate the SW Director.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Kind of stable environment, nice personal

    Cons

    Too conservative, low salaries, no place to advanced

    Advice to Management

    Give a chance to new people

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Orbotech"

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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 Orbotech full-time

    Pros

    Ok benefits but that's all

    Cons

    Culture changed for bad, no future opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the employees not on yourselves


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable company"

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    Former Employee - Integration in Yavne (Israel)
    Former Employee - Integration in Yavne (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of my direct managers, were excellent

    Cons

    The company deals with highly unstable areas:
    1. PCB
    2. Flat panel displays


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Optical inspection and repair tool in FPD LCD industry is not bad. I worked in the division merged from Photon Dynamics. People are experienced and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Small working group. Business process is not optimized due to the merging process, so it took a lot of effort to find out how to process pretty standard process.


  6. "Gone from good to bad after merger"

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flat Panel Division merged over from Photon Dynamics. Based in San Jose, CA
    Great people and willing to work hard.
    Comparable Silicon Valley compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Lot of travel to customer sites in Asia
    New management is Israeli-based has no idea how to treat Americans, and moreover Californians.
    Exodus of good people as it is not hard to find jobs in Silicon Valley
    Current SW Manager is overbearing and only knows how to use a stick. No praise, reward, just the stick...
    Limited market/saturated market

    Advice to Management

    Do not overwork people and treat them with respect or else sooner or later they leave. This is Silicon Valley and there are other choices.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start, not for life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can work at the headquarters and see and influence critical decisions.
    Some bright people work there, but their numbers are getting smaller everyday because they leave.

    Cons

    Low compensation, non competitive salaries.
    Good people are leaving the company.
    Most development is moving to APAC region.
    No real innovation in the past 10 years - usually reuse existing concepts, and don't understand why competitors pass them.

    Advice to Management

    Take more chances. Otherwise, competitors will take over the market.
    Rethink who your manafement team is. Some of them should not be there. Spending many years in a company is not a reason to keep someone as a manager.
    You are loosing good people. Think why this happens and fix it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company operating in bad markets"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - A true industry leader
    - Most of the managers and employee are very nice and supportive
    - Lots of opportunities for R&D people
    - Can truly learn about doing business in APAC

    Cons

    - Most of the business trips are to APAC only and minimum 2 weeks - a real burden on the family
    - Operates in technological niches and therefore the industry knowledge is mostly irrelevant in Israel
    - The company is not growing. Constant pressure on profits
    - When there are profits, they don't trickle down to employees
    - Low compensation relative to high-tech industry
    - Increasing office politics

    Advice to Management

    - Review compensation policy
    - Review 2 week trip policy - cause of a lot of distress
    - Kill unsuccessful projects


  9. "Orbotech is a typical family business"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place using soft people practices

    Cons

    Slow in decision making and not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Management team is aging team


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Orbotech is a great Israeli company, good people and atmosphere , a real learning place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbotech full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly and warm. Always assist you if you need any help.

    Cons

    PCB- Very niche sector


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