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TowerJazz Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Semiconductor Manufacturer"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Plenty of work for those that want to actually work.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough skilled staff to work the hard issues.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more skilled staff. Stop being so proud of how lean your engineering staff is and how much they accomplish. Much is left undone. Low hanging fruit just rots on the vine.


  2. "Equipment Engineer Technician"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer Technician in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer Technician in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, the other technicians are helpful, most times they don't know the answer off the top of their heads, but after looking at the issue with the machine they can most times come up with a solution to the problem. Schedule works in your favor if you like getting multiple days off and they are flexible with time off.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, from the first line manager...all the way up. The end goal is, are we making the numbers....we are...well push the numbers higher...we need more. Most sections are short staffed causing for increased stress on the other employees who have to carry this burden. Education is the least of their worries, they look for someone that can fill a spot and get the job done.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Truth"

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    Current Employee - Busy in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Busy in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TowerJazz full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment. A lot of effort required to compensate for inefficient and outdated infrastructure and business processes. Most people are good to work with.

    Cons

    No real direction. Little opportunity for growth. A lot of frustration in many employees. There is more conflict, frustation, and anxiety than there should be.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about the future, aggressively resolve capacity, cycle time, and other issues. Make a bold commitment to organic growth - not just by acquisition.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to coordinate and work projects with you just have to be expressible enough to draw out the need/desire within the people that you work because we all have our own tasks that we are dependent on each other for the success of each.

    Cons

    Not much for cons except that the industry is cyclic...

    Advice to Management

    Take vacations!!!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here unless you enjoy being treated like crap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great locations in Newport Beach & San Jose, and good exposure to what's wrong with US companies owned by foreign businesses, especially Israeli companies.

    Cons

    Brutal, uncaring management - don't expect promotions or increases in income if you do well - the management team are in it for themselves, make you work extra hours and take on other roles when others leave or are fired. Stay away.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tower"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TowerJazz full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Does not seem to head hunt when things go awry.

    Cons

    Lower tech tools to work on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Professional in Semiconductor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TowerJazz full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn new skills, new knowledge ( because you are the one to drive almost everything, then gain experience by doing it ). As long as you are self-motivated, you can grow very fast ( technically )

    Cons

    Poor compensation. Career growth wise, too static, not rewarding, can be discouraging.
    Sometimes, it seems to be too political for a small company like this.

    Advice to Management

    Long term vision in investing in, cultivating and maintaining talents.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging, Frustrating, demotivating."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still getting a paycheck. The work itself is high tech and quite interesting. Too bad the cons are increasing.

    Cons

    Resources keep dwindling. Resources as in pay, needed equipment to get the job done, IT, quality, people. Management is still not aligned. Documentation is getting worse. Blame game is rampant. Cover-ups, character assassinations, perception driven rather than data driven. Efficiency is replaced with dynamic initiative changes on a dime. Projects initiated get dropped halfway so you spend most of your time starting over in a new direction or initiative. Training and learning opportunities not possible due to lack of money and time. Meetings are unstructured and chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to how many employees are dissatisfied with the current state of management attitude and dynamics. The ability to demotivate is becoming unprecedented. Feels like a political war zone. Some employees need to have a true sense of accomplishment as their motivation and despise how the overly inflated the politics is interfering on a hourly basis and nullifying any true work.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Low pay, no pension, bad moral."

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    Current Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good worker, talented and smart.

    Cons

    Low pays, pension been taking away and no from motivation in management.
    Good worker bad worker are all the same. Talented worker quit and pays keep getting cut.
    Holidays pay taking away every other year.

    Advice to Management

    Reward where it counts and discipline where it need...
    Less blaming game and solve the problems.


  10. "Could have better pay."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, I like the compressed schedule.

    Cons

    Better pay would be nice.


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