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WaferTech Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "A solid place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management listens to the employees and actively hears your concerns. They are willing to work with you if you have any problems and are flexible enough with your schedule if things come up. Honestly if you don't mind the monotony of this industry and are looking for a place where you are treated like a human being, than this is a very good place to work.

    Cons

    I found the work to be very boring. I think this is more that the industry isn't for me than the company itself. The flat management style means that everybody is very accessible, although it limits advancement opportunities.


  2. "Great pay! Awesome benefits! Expect issues with management..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, bonuses, and decent starting wage; Incentive bonuses paid well, all of this from day 1. The work/life balance isn't as bad as other compressed manufacturing jobs because of the generous paid time off program. (also day 1)

    Cons

    High turn over rate and very poor morale... I was the new guy for over a year yet they were constantly hiring. Management was very hit or miss, I've been written up and given awards in the same month. No real human interaction from anyone but co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within rather than hiring management fresh from school. This was very bad for morale.

  3. "No space for promotion"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit. Good looking cation.

    Cons

    No space, no future. Communication bad.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good starting job for engineers. Each area is very team oriented and willing to help you learn/train.

    Cons

    Sunsetting industry. Turnover rate is quite high for young engineers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you have minimal expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Tech in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Equipment Tech in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WaferTech (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very clean and organized fab. Great health benefit and good facilities that include an on site gym and employee lounges with TV'S.

    Cons

    Stress, stress and more stress. Unrealistic expectations of job performance with minimal manpower. Very minimal pay increases while receiving excellent job reviews.


  6. "Good career entry point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about industry

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities limited for the most part


  7. "Great Place to Start a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervising Production Engineer in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Supervising Production Engineer in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Environment provides a lot to learn. Quite a range of knowledge available to be attained. Friendly coworkers and flexibility offers plenty of room for learning curve coming in. Pay seems fair/above fair for expectations of position. Great benefits and casual dress makes work comfortable.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward mobility. Pay progression seems slow. Tsks at hand, in addition to organization structure, doesn't allow for much room to change.

    Advice to Management

    Be very attentive and push for use of company's open-door policy.

  8. "Stay away unless you need a job just above fast food that's a lot more work."

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    120+ hours paid time off, more if you work holidays.
    Lots of great coworkers to make the days fly by.
    3-4 day weekends.

    Literally impossible to get fired as long as you show up. Wafertech transfers slacker employees to different areas rather than manage them. You end up with 2-3 people doing all the work when there are 6 workers in one area.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts.
    Have to work 3rd shift if you want to make more than $12/hr
    You are non-existent to upper management.
    Bathroom time comes out of break time.

    Management expects people take no more than 90 minutes worth of breaks for a 12 hour day. The office workers get 1.5 hours and they sit all day.

    They pull bonuses and raises on a whim, if the industry is doing poor. Instead of basing raises on performance.

    Everyone is negative, especially the lifers.

    Engineers and supervisors do not communicate changes well which prevented me from getting my job done.

    Advice to Management

    You have no incentive for people to try. There are literally 50-100 people that are dead weight. Manage your underperforming employees.

    Acknowledge your employees when business is doing well. Have small parties or anything.


  9. "Not great but not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WaferTech (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good engineering team from techs to direct managers. Normally good communication between groups. If you stay long enough, the vacation hours add up quickly. Most engineers are eager to help and share knowledge.

    Cons

    Most managers and directors operate and manage out of fear. Also, very little room to move around or move up a career path except for new college grads. Practically no room to switch career paths.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Descent, but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervising Production Engineer in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Supervising Production Engineer in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample vacation time when inline due to working holidays.
    Medium stress since lack of projects.
    Enjoyable coworkers
    Long weekends

    Cons

    Don't develop many skills beyond soft skills and minor projects

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunity for developing skills. Don't see this happening though because a SPE is rather pigeon-holed since there has only been 1 person to advance to management in 7 years.


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