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TriQuint Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Equipment Tech"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people advancement is achievable.

    Cons

    Sneakyness with middle management. Needs to be more positive.

    Advice to Management

    Help your team, follow up on employees that exceed expectations constantly. Stand behind your team.


  2. "acoustic engineer"

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

    I worked at TriQuint full-time

    Pros

    good place to work, technology strong

    Cons

    less chance to grow,transparency to the upper manager

    Advice to Management

    keep transparency

  3. "Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TriQuint full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate some of the politics.


  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. Helpful (1)

    "Slow to Change"

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    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO. Very high tech products working with exotic materials. Active in Richardson Corporate Challenge. Nice building and location. Latest PC's. IT works well with employees having advanced computer skills and respond well to needs of workers with basic computer skills. Blue Cross Insurance. Casual dress code. Workout room with showers. Several long tern employees. As long as you do your job, they leave you alone. Several free classes offered throughout the year. ESPP.

    Cons

    Unless you have a masters degree or better the advancement opportunities are limited. Upper management preaches CPI (continuous process improvement); However; On the team level there's often a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. If you know the term 'silo' then you'll understand how one or two key teams seem to dictate workflow. Legacy in-house software is pervasive and restrictive. They salaries at contributor level have to be supplemented with the 15% discount from the ESPP. Meaning that you have to max out the ESPP and then sell it to keep up with typical costs of living. MMIC Designers do their own layouts.

    Advice to Management

    Your high-level goals are not being promoted or followed up with conviction. Middle managers are protecting their status quo in order to bide their time to retirement. In the end, your good guidance gets diluted and resulting in business as usual on the contributor level. Perhaps establish a parallel career track to empower technical-level employes as well as the graduate professionals in order to maximize their talents in day to day performance. Something similar to the military's enlisted men and officers. Inflexible 'gatekeeper' departments are limiting TriQuint's earning potential. Designers & customers spend too much time appeasing your outdated working flows. So you might consider adding new, less-restrictive design flows that place more responsibility on the designers in order to challenge and free them. The expected result is designers focusing talents toward more innovative product designs.


  6. "Bad attitudes"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Technician in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm living in Florida is the Pro

    Cons

    People here at Triquint have really bad attitudes. They only like you when your doing them a favor, after that they go back to their old self of either ignoring you or talking behind your back. I've work for 4 big corporations and have never experienced the amount of back stabbing as I have at this place. The old timers hate anyone that may have a good idea or suggest a change. Do not try to change the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the old timers, people that have never seen another company, they are holding this place back.


  7. 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.

  8. "TQT Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TriQuint full-time

    Pros

    ok place to work in oregon

    Cons

    none that I can think now

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Decent company in a growth-less industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, fairly good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Top people are high C or low B at best. No options to grow career.


  10. "Great Company- Terrible Management in Texas(Richardson) Branch!"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist V in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist V in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great Benefits, wanted to retire here

    Cons

    Cannot believe how I was treated just because of one person in Management! In 6 years 6 Perfect reviews, 5 nice raises(1 year none but still received stock options), Company turns a Blind Eye to its own "Code of Ethics" allowing managers to be in direct supervision over family members!

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own guidelines because one day you will have to answer to a higher authority.


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