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Ultratech Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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  1. "Field Service Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Ultratech full-time

    Pros

    Great direct manager. Flexible, and understanding of work/life balance when time is needed. Minimal micromanaging.

    Cons

    Senior management can be a bit rash at times to fit customer needs. Not enough direct local support systems set into place, so at times, last minute urgent travel is needed.


  2. "Meh."

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

    Pros

    Ultratech has some long time employees who are dedicated to their job, good at what they do, and great to work with.

    Cons

    Ultratech was purchased by Veeco. Veeco has no idea what they are doing in sales, engineering, materials and service. They have made no positive changes to the company infrastructure, and replaced many good dedicated employees with their own employees. It's no wonder that the stock has lost 30% of it's value

    Advice to Management

    Choose reliable sources of information on other metrics than race.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "work, Enviroment, culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Some people were help full, lot of learning curve depending on the group.

    Cons

    Most of the of time information were not shared among the group, need to know basis.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management need to be open to employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to stay"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alot of people have been there a long time. Coworkers are helpful. Almost family like environment. Knowledge is given freely.

    Cons

    Not much for benefits, average pay. No ESPP , bonus. Supposed to have matching 401k, but that never happens. Boom and bust cycles are tough with hiring-layoff cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be out just for themselves, but that's typical.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stable Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultratech full-time

    Pros

    The company is stable, with many employees having been with the company for decades. Management is reasonable. Salaries and benefits seem to be competitive for the region.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for vertical advancement, due to the stability of the staff. Because the company builds high end capital equipment for the semi industry, the financials can be impacted by just the gain or loss of one sale.

    Advice to Management

    Currently employee advancement is based on ascending a management ladder. Offering advancement via a technical ladder would be beneficial.


  6. "Interesting and Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support/Corporate Trainer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support/Corporate Trainer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ultratech (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, product with reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of semiconductor equipment translates to cyclical employment (layoffs).

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "great people"

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

    Pros

    some of the best people to work with in he industry

    Cons

    weak sales leadership in some regions

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, very old company with a mixture of old and new all throughout the company. Think caveman with a laser gun.

    Cons

    Niche market that may not always have a good profit, so layoffs happen. Old software and hardware can't be changed, so it can be clunky to use, and standard automation does not work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow newer versions of tools to have newer UI and code base. Not everything needs to change, but the user should only see a wrapper that hides the old code.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Incompetent Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have incompetent management so you can do whatever you want or tell anything they would believe you. Beside that, nothing is great.

    Cons

    This review is way overdue. They need better management for sure. OLD people can't run the company, this is the 21th century. Investors/shareholders should request an internal audit of every department starting from management up. Most managers don't know what they're doing. Especially IS and Engineer Department should get an outside experts audit on their job. Those clowns in IS don't know what they're talking about. Heavily relying on vendors to do their jobs. Same with Engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Need competent people that knows what they're doing.


  10. "A great company in the semiconductor industry"

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work on projects across across various departments. Employees are friendly and willing to provide assistance when asked. Good flexibility in terms of overall work schedule.

    Cons

    Very conservative hiring practices. Strong dependence on contractual workers. Holiday shutdowns may prevent employees from scheduling their own vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Drive a continuous improvement culture. Encourage employees to suggest improvements through incentives. Encourage more documentation to reduce dependence on tribal knowledge. Provide better lighting and seating options to improve worker productivity.


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