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Vishay Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2019

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3.3
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Vishay CEO Dr, Gerald Paul
Dr, Gerald Paul
37 Ratings
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  • "Very bad upper management which feel isn't interested in advancing the old technologies at all(in 7 reviews)

  • "The R&D investment in the product lines is very low compared to the industry(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vishay full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, pay & cafeteria

    Cons

    crowded parking lots during day shifts

    Advice to Management

    NONE

    Vishay2019-03-09
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vishay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for people who are practically unemployable elsewhere

    Cons

    -Critical reviews are never seen on Glassdoor (Perhaps filtered?) -No work life balance as management wants less people to do more work (effective 60 hour week) -Micromanagement and no growth -No innovation , No vision -Strategy is to reduce headcount and labor people to work more

    Advice to Management

    Fire all top management and get new young blood from other semiconductor companies

    Vishay2019-06-03
  3. "Tremendous diversity of products to sell"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Vishay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is tremendous diversity of leading component technologies to sell.

    Cons

    Challenging, home grown CRM that needs to be made more easily useful and with standardized guidelines for opportunity entry.

    Vishay2019-04-10
  4. "Good workplace, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vishay full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of positives of working here at Vishay: good people, good work/life balance, excellent benefits, and overall support and visibility from some of the executives. The pay usually starts just okay, but have been working on making that better.

    Cons

    There could be better communication from the top, but I think you see that with most companies these days.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your employees and make sure the company's goals and how the employees can contribute to them are clear

    Vishay2019-02-11
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vishay full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and bonus plan

    Cons

    nothing else to comment now

    Vishay2019-02-08
  6. "Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vishay full-time

    Pros

    Stable work environment, small company size in San Jose location

    Cons

    No company stock, no additional incentive besides bonus

    Vishay2018-12-30
  7. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vishay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Lots of learning and career growth opportunities Good team spirit

    Cons

    None I can think of as of now

    Vishay2018-09-13
  8. "Planner"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vishay

    Pros

    vending machine for food and beverages

    Cons

    Everything is old Macro management No work/life balance

    Vishay2018-08-18
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Where do I start...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vishay full-time

    Pros

    I don't have much of anything good to say about this company other than the work/life balance. You might as well go to the cons.

    Cons

    Foundation -> It used to be that the insultingly low salary was acceptable because Vishay had industry leading insurance coverage. That's no longer the case. Now you get a garbage salary and poor health insurance coverage. HR's excuse is that the health insurance is "market competitive". What they forget is that companies need to have the entire package look great. The location, the salary, the benefits. ... And as soon as they went to the HSA they lost the last critical element. They never had a good location or salary. If you're old and looking for someplace to retire Columbus is your kind of place. If you're young and looking for someplace to live life you will be bored out of your mind. Closest metro like area is Omaha and even that isn't all that great. Salary/Promotions-> Laughable at best. You start out with a low salary and you never get the chance to progress. Generally speaking your managers are too lazy to give you your reviews on time. On those rare times when they are on time you won't get the raise or the promotion you deserve. Standard raise is 2.7% and the standard health insurance increase is >=5%. You'll always be facing a losing battle financially working for this company. Don't expect a promotion, ever. Seriously. People have had the exact same job title for the last 35 years of their life there. Professionalism -> There is none here. They let the old employees do whatever they want without any repercussions. When given a complaint, managers don't take it seriously. Work Ethic -> Generally speaking there is none here. There are those employees that work hard and get the job done. They exist. But overall there's way too many employees sitting around or talking amongst themselves. Work/Life Balance → Generally speaking this is usually pretty good. There are those workaholics that will work an 80hr week no matter what. But you’re not required to do so. Communication → It’s kind of funny that for over 2 years the company claimed they had a new telephone system that “just needs to get installed” for all the employees. Then again...it’s was 2 YEARS and they never installed any new phones. Either they were lying to us the whole time or they couldn’t get their act together long enough to install them. Pretty pathetic… Travel → Most employers have customers in the US and even abroad. Most employers have customers in places that their employees might actually want to travel to. That’s not the case here. Know where you are sent if you’re on the right track and doing good at your job? Israel. Not kidding. It’s only right next door to some of the most dangerous places in the world...but yep. You get shipped off to Israel.

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    Advice to Management

    Every time you say "that's how we've always done it" or "it's been done that way for the past 30 years" or "it's always worked that way" or something of that nature, there's a young person somewhere in the background that wants to knock some sense into you and walk out the door....Technology changes...you need to change too!!!!!

    Vishay2018-05-10
  10. "Vishay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vishay full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, no micro managing, results oriented company. Vishay fosters a competitive spirit and "win now" and team attitude. Vishay's founder has a very special and unique history that has created a competitive business that gives a special flexibility to employees family situations.

    Cons

    Vishay used to be a very aggressive and dynamic company with many successful acquisitions under the direction of The founder. Now with his passing several years ago the company does not have a clear growth strategy or at least one that has been communicated to mid level management. The R&D investment in the product lines is very low compared to the industry. The budgeting is very conservative and there is much... reticence to increase head count in the US. As a result the opportunities for advancement are in the US to director level are very limited.

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    Vishay2018-01-28
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