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  • Investors already see and talk about how management only cares about themselves and ignores the culture of teamwork and ability below them (in 3 reviews)

  • I worked at greensboro north carolina location, where there were not much things to do (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Was a great place to work until...."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work prior to January 2013. The department I was in (Marketing) was populated with a bunch of great people. The department was decimated in Jan 2013, and yet we keep in touch and even get together for a meet up several times a year.

    Cons

    ...the new Chief Marketing Officer came in and fired all the local marketing staff, including the technical writers (of which I was one)

    Advice to Management

    Pointless since the company no longer exists. It merged with another company and now calls itself Qorvo.


  2. "Wafer fab. Back side operations"

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    Former Employee - Wafer Fab Operator (Backside Ops) in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Wafer Fab Operator (Backside Ops) in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cleanroom work. Easy. Stock options. Wonderful at teaching those willing to learn. Any and all work related manufacturing questions are explained.

    Cons

    Bullying by peers completely overwhelming. Management only cares about results. I have nightmares about bullying. My work was A+. Never late. Never insubordinate. Bullying is apparently the way to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying behavior. We are all trying to do a excellent job

  3. "Good rf company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, Paid time off, sick time, relaxing work environment. That is all I can think of right now.

    Cons

    I worked at greensboro north carolina location, where there were not much things to do. Salary was so so and not on par with similar companies


  4. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    Pros

    Great Place to work with
    Good work-Life balance

    Cons

    Need to give competitive salaries

    Advice to Management

    Please review the salary structure competitive to your peers


  5. "RFMD @ Headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Non- Micromanaging company. Great employees @ the Greensboro location.

    Cons

    The Good ole' boy system, favoritism and a "watch-what-you-say" atmosphere along with long-term employees ( approx 10-15 years ) with no, very little or outdated skill sets required to get the job done. The RFMD culture is outdated and requires an overhaul that hopefully will change with the merger. RFMD had no sense of urgency on it's projects. Seemed very dis-interested in introducing and offering RF education (formal and informal) to it's employees and seemed to be more concerned about the personality and political correctness of it's employees than the employee value they can offer to the business. The place was ran like a open campus and when projects got tough to handle, the project managers, project engineers would email that they are sick or their kid has the sniffles and will not be in attendance. RFMD was not able to maintain concentration on their projects and like a kid that see's a new shiny toy, drops the existing project to venture to a new one causing all projects to be incomplete.

    Advice to Management

    As Qorvo, it needs to be more aggressive and straightforward with their business decisions and concerned about the "business" value it's employee's and any future candidates offer to the "business". Stop worrying about the personalities and the political correctness of it's employees, and future candidates, for it is skill and talent that is needed for this business. This business does not deal or interact with the general public and does not require a prerequisite of it's workers as politically correct and/or righteous! You need an aggressive workforce to attack an aggressive semiconductor business.


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Costing Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Costing Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RFMD (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong business. Good benefits. Use efficient system SAP.

    Cons

    Work hard. Is in reorganization because of the merge.


  7. "RFMD"

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    Former Employee - Production Support Technician in Oak Ridge, NC
    Former Employee - Production Support Technician in Oak Ridge, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RFMD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging Job. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, and pay was not all that great.

  8. "Great People, Poor Sr. Managers"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RFMD full-time

    Pros

    People were great. RFMD knew how to manage customers and customer relationships. Had a great process for preparing for external customer meetings.

    Cons

    R&D did not bring product to market in a timely manner. Too many meetings and group think. Some of the senior managers need to be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Make some changes in the R&D and listen more to people with customer feedback.


  9. "Worked there for 7 years"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong company, flexible hours. Most of the people who work there are extremely nice and fair.

    Cons

    Off-hours work. So spread out internationally that you have to support many time zones.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Merger spells end of culture for RFMD ??? It will be up to Bob Bruggeworth. The jury is out."

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    Current Employee - Administration in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Administration in Greensboro, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technical talented people, benefits, competitive salary,

    Cons

    RFMD culture doesn't seem likely to survive in the more political, aggressive, bureaucracy of Triquint. The merger of equals has one side imposing their will, and power. It remains to be seen what will end up being the new normal. With more Triquint employees, even with the RFMD CEO at the helm, RFMD values of respect, inclusion and individuality seem to be lost in a power struggle to make Qorvo the new and improved Triquint.

    Advice to Management

    Take care to shape the culture that will ultimately bring about the most success for the organization. Don't let behaviors that don't support the brand that you are creating to establish a hold in these early days. Then people will have to decide what they can and cannot live with in the company.
    To Triquint: Don't mistake our civility and kindness for weakness. Lots of talented people will be lost and you will be left trying to pick up the pieces. Turnover costs money.


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