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TriQuint Portland Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • Good pay, great Benefits, wanted to retire here (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people, good tools, interesting work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, can be bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's of resources are available to get your job done. Large budget for training and ongoing education.

    Cons

    Large companies move slow with new processes, and things can get bureaucratic.


  2. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TriQuint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Products and Market Position in RF Industry
    Excellent senior management - strong communication of vision/strategy
    Good compensation and benefits
    Encouraged growth and autonomy
    Good financial systems
    Attracted strong employee base

    Cons

    High customer concentration, especially in mobile
    Very cyclical business due to short mobile product cycles
    Lagged major competitor on several key financial metrics

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on executing the business, building additional capacity and innovating
    Continue to look for opportunities to expand the customer base and become less reliant on one large customer

  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator II/Chemical Handler II/Hazmat Handler I in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator II/Chemical Handler II/Hazmat Handler I in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TriQuint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have an open culture when it comes to management's interaction with the employees. There have been improvements in management's strategy to obtain clients and market share.

    Cons

    The same con that is inherent in all semiconductor companies, which is: As a supplier, the market can fluctuate with the customers demand or lack thereof. This of course can lead to layoffs. Advancement opportunities are not very frequent on the lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the channel between management and employees running both ways.


  4. "Great for the floks with offices..."

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    Current Employee - Production Technician II in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Production Technician II in Hillsboro, OR
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of exercise from standing on a hard tile floor in front of a tool for 10+ hours per day.

    Cons

    Meeting production goals is the only thing management cares about. They see employees as commodities to be purchased at the lowest price possible and are willing to use them up in order to achieve their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    People are people and should be treated as such rather than treated as machines to be used to the greatest extent possible and replaced when they burn out


  5. "Land gone under"

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    Former Employee - Tech I in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Tech I in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    had some fun people and easy management. Until the people from Intel came......
    Good pay. Better than Intel

    Cons

    people from Intel came in and ruined it. The company has since died. Good job, Intel
    Also had limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    tell anyone from Intel to go away.


  6. "So far, so good.."

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    Current Employee - Equipment Tech in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Equipment Tech in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, quality oriented. Recommended.

    Cons

    Fab's a little dated. Still.

    Advice to Management

    Don't screw up the merger..


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product Development Engineer RF devices , Great Place to work."

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    Former Employee - Serior Product Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Serior Product Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience . Management was very good as well as compensation.

    Cons

    Too many Upper level management change over short periods of time.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "OK company whose days are likely numbered after RFMD buyout"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, there is a collegial attitude amongst employees. A lot of engineering companies in the area have a reputation for salary and promotion practices that encourage nasty competition amongst employess, and to its credit, TriQuint is not one of those companies.

    Cons

    Being a small company with little turnover, opportunities for advancement or to change groups are almost non-existent. Upper management prefers external hires to internal hires for almost all management positions.

    After being bought out by RFMD, the odds that the Hillsboro location will survive in tact are rather low. The consensus opinion is that RFMD is interested in the filter business coming out of the Florida and Texas facilities, and not Oregon's ailing GaAs fab and diminishing ability to get power amplifier design wins.

    If you're already in the area, go ahead and take a job here. Relocating for this company seems like a big gamble at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to promoting internal talent.


  9. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. 12 hour shifts fly by depending upon what area you work in. Training was mostly OJT which I fully support. Engineering staff was helpful and open to suggestions.

    Cons

    Maintenance was spotty at best. As an operator count on tools going down and maybe receiving a quick fix at best. They don't want to spend money on the older equipment. Management has a way of letting their hardest working employees stagnate in their current positions because they can't afford to promote their highest producers. The layoff period for this company has seemed to come to an end for full time staff but the way temps are treated here is like gold one day and dirt the next.

    Advice to Management

    Praise goes a long way towards keeping your employees happy. Recognize your employees who are moving the most WiP...


  10. "Great technology"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on the leading edge of technology keeps things interesting. Flexible work hours allows good work/life balance.Good benefits.

    Cons

    Project priorities seem to change a lot without much communication as to why. It can be somewhat distracting at times.


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