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Qimonda * CEO Kin Wah Loh
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  • Best technology in industry, great place to learn (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay when the industry is doing well (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, management, and culture

    Cons

    High expectations as to performance

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great people and most of management"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Sandston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits and pay rate

    Cons

    promotions were tough to achieve


  3. "A death-spiral crashing into the ground"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in 300mm facility, excellent health benefits and PTO policy. A fair amount of movement was possible for most employees.

    Cons

    Other than bankruptcy, um... oh wait, the successes we had in 300mm factory were not because of the MES system, the successes were in SPITE of the Qimonda/Infineon built MES system. It was terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with your next train wreck - wherever it may be.


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  5. "good work place"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    friendly work environment, both coworkers and managers were nice

    Cons

    company shutdown without 60 days notice


  6. "Great place to work. To bad they went out of business."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qimonda * full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone was allowed to contribute up to their potential.

    Cons

    When they went bankrupt, they didn't pay out the promised severance.


  7. "Company offered longevity"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Sandston, VA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Longevity, pay, great people to work with. Giving the opportunity to learn new skills and advance to higher positions.

    Cons

    Compressed schedule was stressful. Felt like I was at work all the time.


  8. "Good while it lasted"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Sandston, VA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good salary
    Very good bonus
    Very good benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management, partly because nepotism promoted people that ended up being unsatisfactory managers with no knowledge of good business practice

    Advice to Management

    You are the only ones accountable for the fall of Qimonda


  9. "Great people, good place to work for a while"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandston, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, 401K matching, etc.
    Best paying job I've had so far
    Opportunities for advancement when you start at the bottom

    Cons

    A lot of the opportunities for advancement depended on who you knew.
    Bad communication as far as the shutdown went.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and honesty would have helped.
    Advancement opportunities should be based more on ability and job performance instead of who you know.


  10. "It was great while it lasted. Unfortunately shut down."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Equipment Technician in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Equipment Technician in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was satisfying work with a sense of accomplishment. Great team members. Great pay and benefits. Unfortunately the company went bankrupt in 2009.

    Cons

    The only downside to my specific job was working on the GPD tools and having to clean the inorganic arsenic material. Was hazardous, but always approached it with a safe mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Well, I suppose there is no advice to give the management of Qimonda now since they have shut down and laid off 4000 employees.


  11. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great lower cost location, very good working atmosphere

    Cons

    Brutal industry and very cost sensitive, no financial backing

    Advice to Management

    Should have sought a financial partner much earlier


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