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Photronics Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Guy! in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - IT Guy! in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I support are easy going and great to work with. Great benefits package. Very flexible with hours. Not alot of after hours work.

    Cons

    Lack of raises and bonuses. Not a lot of new technology exposure.

    Advice to Management

    More informal morale building events. I would like to see something other than the holidays. Bringing the team together for fun things outside the office.


  2. "Beware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Milford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Photronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not much. Use to be good company to work for.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Stingy on raises.


  3. "Worked there 4 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Windows Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Windows Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Photronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good group to work with (Allen, TX) Hi Tech company.

    Cons

    pay increases are scarce as competition is tough

    Advice to Management

    Local Allen Management is superior.


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  5. "Supervisors & co-workers are jerks"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Tech in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are none besides it's a job with expensive insurance compounded with high deductibles.

    Cons

    Low pay, people treat each other badly, no retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow employees to harass and bully one another.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Process Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Photronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company provides good health and dental insurance benefits.
    They also have a 401k plan and an employee stock purchase program.

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between local (Boise) and Corporate managements.
    The overall moral in Boise is incredibly low and it seems little is being done to rectify the issue.
    They only focus on Customer Satisfaction and don't realize that they need to keep their employees satisfied in their jobs as well in order to get effective productive work out of them.

    Advice to Management

    Show that you care about the employees by giving raises to employees that deserve them and listening to the advice from the employees on the manufacturing floor.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Former good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated to customer satisfaction. Makes a quality product.

    Cons

    In a dying industry. At one point no raises for 7 years. Continues to downsize in the U.S. and shift work to Asia.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the nepotism and 1980's thinking.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good management team

    Cons

    No annual salary increases in the past 6 years

    Advice to Management

    Give salary increases


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Photronics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Good Management, Hard Work Required.
    Company looks hard at new opportunities.

    Cons

    In a tough, commodity market with overcapacity. Foreign competition is tough.

    Advice to Management

    Develop teamwork. Formalize approach to new investments.


  10. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Milpitas, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment and flexible.

    Cons

    This specific market is not growing in the future

    Advice to Management

    NA


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Poor management is driving Photronics into the ground"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job, but not a very good one.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and staff; favoritism; lack of competence of middle managers; no career ladder; poorly-defined policies; lack of basic respect and fairness for staff; low employee morale. Recent staff layoffs were done without a plan for how work shifts would be covered by existing staff; a week later company announced 10% pay cut and suspension of contributions to 401K plan. What's next?

    Advice to Management

    Train middle managers on managing people; look at the skills of the staff you have and encourage their growth and development -- you are missing out on great opportunities for people to contribute to the company. Do not allow favoritism to take precedence over competence.


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