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Tokyo Electron America Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Tokyo Electron America President & CEO Hiroshi Takenaka
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Pros
  • Job Security, Good People, Fun Job (in 5 reviews)

  • This company has a decent work / life balance, unlike many other organizations (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Field Service management (especially Boise office)- is a joke (in 3 reviews)

  • Less competitive in salary and no stock option (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tokyo Electron America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to get along with.
    Able to learn under senior engineers.

    Cons

    Stuck on old methods.
    Slow to grow.


  2. "Japanese or Asian culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tokyo Electron America full-time

    Pros

    It is an Americanized Japanese company

    Cons

    Need to be recognized by people in Japan in order to be successful in the company


  3. "Field support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tokyo Electron America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security, flexibility, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management educational level is low on average. Less competitive in high tech semiconductor industry.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Good company lacking competitive pay scale."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oregon in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Oregon in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tokyo Electron America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good co workers and decent management. Good bonuses lately.

    Cons

    Lazy management with bad priorities lacking understanding of the fse responsibility and difficulty in dealing with the customer, mostly Intel. Will not stick up for you or try to get you the pay you deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Stick your neck out for your employees on occasion or lose your good experienced work force.


  6. "Pretty solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tokyo Electron America full-time

    Pros

    Stable employment, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Really conservative. Slow to change


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tokyo Electron America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Management very open

    Cons

    No career growth for Women

    Advice to Management

    Promote women


  8. Helpful (1)

    "End of an era"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros you are not a prisoner working for Tokyo Electron you can leave at any time, that's the best pro advice I will give you. There are other companies that have better pros than Tokyo Electron.

    Cons

    Management is completely dysfunctional the proof is in the recent sale of the company. It was called a "merger of equals." Hardly, Applied Materials saw all the problems and backed out. This is also a Japanese structured company it's a completely different business system that really is outdated and not working in today's business.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say to the management at Tokyo electron they won't listen. I would suggest breaking the entitlement chain between mangers and some employees. (Nepotism) It's blatant and has been written more than once here on the glass door.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Clean track start up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CT Startup Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - CT Startup Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tokyo Electron America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you join the Portland lunch click, you go far grow wide. Lunches are from 1030 until 2 pm. And you can get all the overtime you want. Some of the guys are banging down 3800 hours a year. And hardly ever show up to work. Busy baby sitting.

    Cons

    The leadership has a temper. If you cross him, you're out the door. But if you go drinking with him. And he slaps you on the face. You and 3 of your bestys from work will be getting a free trip to Japan. All you need to do is get him to down a few beers, and he turns into a country and western song. Something about drinking beer makes his clothes come off. But watch out. He likes to start bar brawls when drinking.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the behavior of the PDX startup group, the hours worked versus claimed. Consider replacing the CT Startup management. Maybe their Lobot is crushing the OT meter a bit much.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tel Epion - Billerica"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Product Development Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Producta are not up to par with the Tokyo Electron Japan equipment. Sales, Engineering and Management push forward with inferior products without the collaborative cooperation and inputs from the Field Support Organization or its potential and existing customers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and work with your customers better.


  11. "Equipment maintance technician, Biomed technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tokyo Electron America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Troubleshooting equipment problems; maintain records and reports as required; coordinate activities with peers, supervisor(s) and customers to minimize equipment downtime and interruptions; order and install parts; respond to emergency service calls as required; and instructs customer operating technicians on system operation and maintenance.

    Cons

    Traveling over 80%, and staying away from my family, for long period at a time.

    Advice to Management

    As an equipment engineer with proven leadership skills and technical expertise, I have always delivered exceptional results.



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