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Sumco Phoenix Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. "Senior Vice President HR / General Affairs and Corp Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good solid major silicon manufacturer

    Cons

    Foreign owned and strategically directed

    Advice to Management

    None - excellent company


  2. "Micro Management!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sumco Phoenix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a 12 hour shift so you only work about 15 days a month which is very nice!
    Great benefits!

    Cons

    Managers tend to tell you how to run machines that they have never ran in their lives- this means either the machine wont work right or you wont make your quota which leads to more micromanaging.

    Managers will micromanage you if you take over an hour break but then turn around and take a longer break.

    Not aloud to leave the break room on lunch break.

    If you work in a clean room, you have to wear whats called a "Bunny suit" this meas you have to take it off and put it back on to go to the bathroom which can be a pain . It is also pretty hot at times.

    the machines don't work or are extremely out dated.

    Advice to Management

    please stop making rules.

  3. "Purchasing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere with great people. Feels like working at a country club compared to other high stress work environments. Would love to work there again.

    Cons

    Cyclical business makes future unstable. Senior leadership in most cases hang on well past normal retirement age.

    Advice to Management

    Retire at 65 years old. Need to allow younger talent progress.


  4. "A reputable global silicon manufacturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to develop your skills in the silicon wafer manufacturing industry. There are only a small handfuls of this companies worldwide that are well known, and Sumco is certainly one of the big ones.

    Cons

    Due to several mergers in the past, expect to deal with disjointed systems from one site to another. This can be frustrating, but can also allow opportunities to pick the best practice/system from each site and unify.

    Advice to Management

    Upper managements are generally from Japan and serves their roles in the US for a few years at a time. While in the US, they could improve their interactions outside of their Japanese circles to improve synergies.


  5. "Sumco is a great place to work with a results oriented workforce"

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    Former Employee - High Level Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - High Level Management in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sumco Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people from different cultures. Made friends for life. Compensation above average with great benefits. Passionate workforce capable of incredible results.

    Cons

    No cons. Overall my experience with SUMCO was the best in my career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and never forget to listen to the people on the floor. They are the company treasure and what keeps you successful.


  6. "Lousy management in usa"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sumco Phoenix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with, many of them were sharp.

    Cons

    Management was incompetent and a good old boys network. I am so much happier in the company I moved to. Most of the plants in the USA have been closed.

    Advice to Management

    Fire senior USA management.


  7. "Semiconductors"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401K, Benefits, Looooong breaks, co-workers, safety

    Cons

    Very poor supervision (lack of experience), back stabbing mentality, you have to practically beg for advancement. They allow undercutting of character for growth. Supervisors tend to have a higher than thou persona all whilst being under educated and lack the skills to instruct. If you work shift, you have to beg for time off and they WILL hold this against you however the supervisor will abuse the privileges routinely out of fab or offsite. Cleanroom suits.

    Advice to Management

    Review your supervisors capabilities of proper leadership.

  8. "Special Projects technician"

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    Former Employee - Special Projects Engineering Technician in Maineville, OH
    Former Employee - Special Projects Engineering Technician in Maineville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting work in a high paced, critical environment

    Cons

    Management disconnect with employees, and department

    Advice to Management

    Spend time in your area


  9. "Decent place to work until it merged with Mitsubishi."

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    Former Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sumco Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Low level managers were ill equipped to do their jobs and caused unnecessary headaches for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Screen the candidates by giving them performance reviews. Watch their mannerisms and listen to how they talk. Are they trying to be impressive or sincere? The impressive ones are the deceptive workers once they have the job.


  10. "Forward thinking semiconductor company that is generous to hard working employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maineville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maineville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sumco Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you will get to work with are top notch at Sumco and they treat each other with respect and compassion.

    Cons

    This company has a history of not learning from past experiences which costs it money in the long run and can lower moral of it's employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your past so you do not repeat the same failures


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