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Pros
  • A very relaxed work environment (in 15 reviews)

  • The department I was in (Marketing) was populated with a bunch of great people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Management and sales team is terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RFMD full-time

    Pros

    salary is good, working environment is decent

    Cons

    sales team people overly push and management is overly headquartercentric.

    Advice to Management

    let the employees at the job some freedom to do their job.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Poor management, attendance is strict.

    Advice to Management

    They need to communicate with lower level managers.


  7. "Senior Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RFMD full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; Flexible schedules from most managers on most projects; 4 weeks vacation; relatively laid back work environment

    Cons

    Minimal Career Support, training for employee growth; rampant indecisiveness from upper management on long term business strategy; limited growth and promotion opportunities; monetary compensation lags rivals

    Advice to Management

    Need to better equip employees for changing business environments, employee training and support needs to be improved, especially for young and entry level hires.

  8. "Great technology"

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    Former Employee - RF Staff Design Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - RF Staff Design Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tech summit every year, good support such as pcb stack up in ADS, good tools and equipment, very collaborative

    Cons

    Management doesn't always make stellar decisions.


  9. "rfmd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    it is a very small company

    Cons

    it is a very cheap company


  10. "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.


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