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Renesas Electronics America Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2019

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2.9
58%
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60%
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Renesas Electronics America CEO Ali Sebt (no image)
Ali Sebt
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Dynamic work environment where you are empowered to get results(in 7 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is awsome because no one works OT due to the change in policy(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "You will not get rich here with stock options(in 2 reviews)

  • "Top Management were in-experience, many have VP titles and were not qualified(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Renesas"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff PMM in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great working level people

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations and lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Value long term employees

    Renesas Electronics America2019-07-30
  2. "Good place, company undergoing many changes"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is great. Good fellow engineers.

    Cons

    A lot is going in with restructuring right now.

    Renesas Electronics America2019-09-13
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  4. "Great Work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is great, lot of new things to learn

    Cons

    Can improve work culture.

    Renesas Electronics America2019-08-20
  5. "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Industry Standard Pay, very nice coworker (for now)

    Cons

    Almost three weeks of company shutdown, while new employee only get 3 wks of vacation. End up with only 2 days of vacation that you can decide on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Employee supposed to be able to choose when to use their vacation. You can limit how much can be carried over. But not dictating when to take vacation.

    Renesas Electronics America2019-08-24
  6. "Working within Chaos and Change"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid products. Great long-term relationships.

    Cons

    Significant management changes have now forever changed the culture. No clarity yet on the new direction of the company. Several top management have short-term contracts which may lead to short-term strategies.

    Renesas Electronics America2019-07-15
  7. "leading semiconductor manufacturer in worldwide"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global Corporation with design develop and support on various chip set

    Cons

    Confusion between horizontal management and vertical management for marketing the technology.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Renesas Electronics America2019-05-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent management- Crap company. I do not recommend this place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I feel bad for the employees left. Great people, but since the Takeover everyone is miserable and itching to leave. Renesas turned IDT from a great company to work for, into a place that is hell.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. They can't retain information. I would say it was like working with circus monkeys, but even monkeys are more trainable and retain more information than these clowns. HR is now a laughing stock because of the new VP and the CEO is in WAY over his head. Get out now while you still can. It's unfortunate because IDT was truly a great company. Greg Waters and the Board put a target on... everyone's forehead and Renesas is pulling the trigger and assassinating the entire culture that made this company great.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop fighting change. Employees who work from home and are valued by their management team work harder and WANT to do better for the company they work for. Spying eyes tend to get acid thrown in them and they go blind to what is truly valuable. Unfortunately the Japanese do not see this. They are as bad as the North Korean regime. This company is set for destruction.

    Renesas Electronics America2019-06-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Trying to get better!"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and most of the management looks out for you.

    Cons

    Negative Culture, disgruntled aging workforce, and some incompetent management

    Advice to Management

    Get actual knowledgeable people in the positions that matter. Don't play the blame game and be up front and transparent with your employees.

    Renesas Electronics America2019-03-21
  10. "salary"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice working environment in the office

    Cons

    too small, should be bigger

    Renesas Electronics America2019-02-17
  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, Terrible Management!"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician III in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Renesas Electronics America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers. Hard working people with decades of experience. Decent medical and dental benefits. Work life balance is awsome because no one works OT due to the change in policy.

    Cons

    Management takes advantage of employees due to their longevity at the company. Removal of OT and Call-in policies without any written notice. Straight time on worked holidays. No double time. No reimbursement for using your cell phones for business. No money for improvement to building. Limited money for production machine improvement. Very old machines. The manufacturing building is literally a step... back in time 2 decades. Dell desktop PCs are at least 15 years old. Chemical factory with no hot water in the rest rooms. Low lighting in work areas. High turn over on new employees. Two years is the average due to the contract they sign you on with a great bonus. Above average annual review but received 1.5% raise. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of your employees.

    Renesas Electronics America2019-03-17
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