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Vishay Siliconix Santa Clara Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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Santa Clara, CA

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Vishay Siliconix President, CEO, COO, and Director Gerald Paul
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  • Upper management lacks long term vision (in 5 reviews)

  • I was in R&D and we had to clock in between 7:57 and 8:02, clock out between 4:57 and 5:02, and take exactly 1 hour for lunch (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "FA engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Failure Analysis Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Failure Analysis Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Vishay Siliconix as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent work and great people.

    Cons

    Equipment and deprocessing methods are outdated.

    Advice to Management

    No comment on advice to Management.


  2. "Do your due-diligence before working here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to try & learn, performers are rewarded. Engineers are prized above all

    Cons

    In case you happen to work for a bad manager, there is not much the company will help you. Very traditional, conservative, and risk-averse outlook.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the persistent lack of accountability before all the performers bolt the company

  3. "Equipment Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fit perfectly for job, Leaned to constantly maintain equipment at 90%

    Cons

    The company moved former location. Had to start looking for something around that I have experience around the area where I live.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Fab Operator III in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Fab Operator III in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Production Fab operator's worked 12hr shift's, 3 day/4 day work week's. The company was very competitive in the semiconductor industry. The benefit's, 401k, health were very good. Management was very good to all employee's.

    Cons

    Their weren't many negative's to complain about working for this company in my 36yrs. with Siliconix Inc (vishay). Only thing negative were pay increase's, just cent's on the dollar every year.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe upgraded the fab sooner to keep it open a few more year's instead of running it into the ground with older equipment. It was hard finding part's last several year's when equipment broke down.


  5. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vishay Siliconix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people and pay was good.

    Cons

    Lack of training, old building with chipped walls, cracked floors and broken bathrooms.


  6. "Respectful company but no innovation left"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    It's the leader in the industry in the electronic component or semiconductor. If you continue to be in that field, it's a good name to be on your resume and learn knowledge.

    Cons

    It's an old industry. Many people have worked there more than 10 years. There is no innovation left. Everyone is old school in a way and very settled. Not a place for young people to work if you have a big dream and ambition...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vishay Siliconix (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere. Allowed flexibility in defining work and a creative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Vishay as a corporation had no stock option incentives. Executive management had higher levels of perks such as cars.

    Advice to Management

    Five year plan to double revenue is the cardinal rule for executive management. That was not the rule. Survivability quarter-to-quarter seemed to be the rule. If you don't know how to double revenue in five years or can't convince corporate how to do it, then hire the subject matter experts that can guide the company to do one or both. Doubling revenue makes a family-like atmosphere jump for joy.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Site being shut down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vishay Siliconix full-time

    Pros

    Most Immediate managers are ok, only the heads of the departments are outside of the country. Benefits ok- declined in recent years.

    Cons

    The santa clara site is being shut down by corporate. Extremely political very stressful environment to work in.


  9. "Etch maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Etch Maintenance in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Etch Maintenance in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well paid with plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Management is always looking for a mistake you might have made.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging all your employees.


  10. "VISHAY - Not at all an Ideal company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Business Planner in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Business Planner in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for gaining some initial experience for a year or two.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks long term vision
    No Accountability
    Everything short term planned
    hiring firing is petty common in Fab area
    No Interns
    Temp employees are not treated well - -they get all used monitors, laptops, computers etc.

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in your Employees.
    Need to bring some fresh graduates (young blood)


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