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RFMD Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  • Upper management does not communicate clearly (or at all) to those further down the chain (in 9 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. "Worked there for 7 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "The last sane company in an insane industry?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of great people. I feel that my contributions are genuinely appreciated and that I'm actually being allowed to make a real difference.

    Cons

    Salaries are not particularly good but OK. Health care plan is somewhat underwhelming. The bureaucracy can be a bit of a pain but overall there's really not very much to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    There are some people in administrative positions who should not be trusted with the power that comes with their positions. Get rid of these people before the cause the company some real damage...


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Two Different Companies In One"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    RFMD has decent benefits for a company its size. There are some dedicated, hardworking people who want to see the company continue to be successful. The cafeteria in the corporate building is ok.

    Cons

    It feels like there are two different companies....Corporate and everybody else. The culture that Corporate talks about is NOT the culture that exists in the rest of the company. There are no opportunities to move into other roles unless you are "connected" with the right people. It seems like the same people get promoted. Several managers in the Manufacturing area are terrible leaders, and only hear their own voices. This continues to kill morale, and causes employees not to do their best work. The multiple layoffs over the years has created a level of distrust.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees based on talent, skill, and contribution, and not on friendship, or if the person "looks like you".


  6. "Mostly positives, everyone is trying to do the right thing. But its often chaotic and lacking good communication."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NC has good weather, RFMD is a growing company with opportunity

    Cons

    Poor comunication from mid managers and below. Priorities are not well documented (written goals) and shift frequently. Little face time with your manager. Communication tends to be email centric. Reviews are not based on goals and results but your managers opinion. Decisions rarely have significant input from the people who have to implement the decision and tends to be made by managers who are without expertise for that area.

    Advice to Management

    Focus and prioritize on the truly important. Written goals that connect all the way up from individual to group to department to business group to corporate would help as would more hands on communication with direct reports. Management spends way too much time in meetings.


  7. "Low moral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Less pressure and loose deadlines

    Cons

    No rewarding for hardworking, lack of innovation


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent atmosphere for creativity!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, versatile, positive environment, and good team work.

    Cons

    Not cons that I can think of.


  9. "Long term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Test Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Test Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Balance with family life given

    Cons

    Growth can be slow and must be pro active in it

    Advice to Management

    Do more Mentoring


  10. Helpful (1)

    "NIce Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were very good to work with. Good infrastructure and they equipped you well in the lab.

    Cons

    Raises were usually small. Bonus structure was not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Begin a more competitive bonus structure all the way to the bottom. At annual reviews give options or restricted stock as incentive to stay.


  11. "Fab Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RFMD full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are generally good but have dwindled over the last five years, 2-2-3 schedule is great for planning time off. Work environment is comfortable and not overtaxing physically. Some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of disparity between groups based on who your supervisor is. Some get free reign while others are micro managed. Fab managers completely disconnected with this, After multiple layoffs in recent years no one is sure what it takes to ensure their jobs when the next one hits, Bonuses and raises are ridiculously small even though the company makes record profits and growing margins. Review system is out dated and does not reflect actual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth. Reward dedication and push for equal treatment of all employees at similar job levels.


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