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Qimonda * Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. "Tradeoff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People- I have seen some very dynamic /friendly people at work who make it easy working for Qimonda. Qimonda, like other DRAM companies is facing plenty of challenges in this environment, but their benefits and work culture are much better than their competitors

    Cons

    Lack of clear focus/strategy. Qimonda relies too much on the market conditions. Compared to its competitors, Qimonda is slow to react to market changes

    Advice to Management

    Too many people at the management level doesn't improve the efficiency of the factory. Management should set a clear consistent strategy and provide the engineers with the resources they need to get the job done.


  2. "OK place to work for a year or two, but not for 5+ years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary is good for the area. The benefits and vacation (5 weeks per year) are also good. The people are alright for the most part. The hours for salary employees are flexible and 40 hour work weeks are the norm.

    Cons

    There are too many managers and engineers for the size of the site. There are also too many levels of management. Several years ago there used to be company wide communications meetings monthly or bimonthly. Now we are lucky to have these meetings once per quarter. Everything is passed down through the management.
    All of the process engineers are expected to work on process improvement projects. However, there are large areas that run well and do not need to be improved upon.

    Advice to Management

    More communication directly from Senior Management, instead of through the department heads.


  3. "It takes two pigeons to make an eagle?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Qimonda/Infineon/Whiteoak has been a very good place to work but unfortunately semiconductor jobs are going oversees and there is nothing that we can do about it. Qimonda just seems to be a couple years behind everone and a little to late to get new products to market.

    Cons

    Job recognition is not paramount here. Too many bosses looking out for their own interests. Unfortunately some of the decisions that were made at this site seem to set the site up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    It takes a team in order to make an eagle fly... How many bosses are needed to ensure that the company is running correctly. We spend more time updating MTA's than actually doing the projects. This company is at the point where I do not feel that management trusts their employees- because if they did then the focus would be on the project instead of keeping management abreast on project status.


  4. "Qimonda.......seek employment at your own risk!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and time off are good if you have been here for over 5 years. The benefits package continues to be good because it has not been changed much since the company started as Whiteoak Semiconductor.This is the saving grace about employment here.

    Cons

    There is a complete vacuum of leadership in middle management. This is coupled with upper management being completely isolated from the general employee population. There is a total disconnect between what managment thinks motivates the employee's and what the reality of peoples motivation. There is a complete lack of motivation with many different groups of employee's.

    Advice to Management

    Start talking honestly with the employee's and begin to have 2 way communication. There are many managers who have know idea what they are doing, who the people that work for them are, or what it takes to do the jobs they are suppose to be supervising. Wake up !!


  5. "Good in the beginning, falling apart over time due to poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was fantastic to work for during initial startup and ramp, but as company matured, the good people left. Open positions in management team were filled with inexperienced engineers often more interested in getting promoted than working for the companies success.

    Cons

    Management team is very inexperienced and immature. Money was very tight as memory market declined. My original compensation almost 10 years ago was more than what I was making when I left. Pay raises were weak and bonus payouts dropped from 30% to <10%.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out middle management, or at least make sure they know what their teams are working on. Give the engineers the tools, and resources to get their jobs done and them them do it on their own without micromanaging.


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits excellent and European comany.

    Cons

    Stability of company not sure by anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Better look after their employees and guide them.


  7. "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qimonda * full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits
    People
    Work Life Balance

    Cons

    There were none other than the plant closing


  8. "Company Closed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qimonda * full-time

    Pros

    That company has definitely taught a hard life lesson....never get complacent! Continue to strive for greatness.

    Cons

    The company closed their doors.


  9. "Bleeding money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was fun watching the money get spent

    Cons

    Too many people got screwed out of a job

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to where the money goes


  10. "It was great while it lasted..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Supervisor
    Former Employee - Technical Supervisor
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Qimonda offered great benefits, great pay, a good location and a high tech environment. The Richmond plant (actually in Sandston, VA) was a great location.

    Cons

    Poor cash management in a down economy led the company into bankruptcy. I think Qimonda could have survived under more resourceful and thrifty management.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not run another company like you did Qimonda. Save some money instead of living month to month. Be open and honest with your employees.


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