X-FAB Silicon Foundries Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2020

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X-FAB Silicon Foundries CEO Hans-Jürgen Straub (no image)
Hans-Jürgen Straub
13 Ratings
  1. "Operator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at X-FAB Silicon Foundries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compressed work week. Once you are converted you have paid time off if it is approved. Overtime when you want it.

    Cons

    Probation period is long but understandable. They want to hire people who understand the work. Training is hit/miss with some areas.

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  2. "Decent"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Repair and Maintenance Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at X-FAB Silicon Foundries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, R&M position is fairly relaxed and pays well,

    Cons

    Behind closed door racism, and sexism. Old boys club where the older white men that have been working there have a clear preference. Also don't expect any upward opportunities. There are R&M techs doing the same job 20 years later.


  3. "Stay away"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Lubbock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at X-FAB Silicon Foundries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Short compressed work weeks are nice

    Cons

    Everything that isn't listed in pros

  4. "Great place to start but do seek growth beyond the company."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at X-FAB Silicon Foundries full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, the compressed shifts allow one to work 3 days on/3 days off and then 4 days on/4 days off.

    Cons

    There can and will be drama like any other workplace. Individuals find out they've been let go in an unsavory manner. If you're looking to move into any other direction besides that of the semiconductor industry then you must do so without anyone's knowledge. Favoritism exists.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "No second chances"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wafer Fab Operator in Lubbock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at X-FAB Silicon Foundries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work 3 days off 4, then second week work 4 off 3days

    Cons

    You mess up once they dont give you a second chance

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  6. "N/A"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at X-FAB Silicon Foundries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steady hours, decent benefits. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Very poor training, extremely underdeveloped managment staff. Culture circles around blaming instead of correcting root causes. No room for advancement almost never promote experienced employees. Most higher level positions are never filled by qualified canidates within the company.

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  7. "Better work environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internship in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at X-FAB Silicon Foundries part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly place to work at.

    Cons

    Intern do not get paid

  8. "Product Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at X-FAB Silicon Foundries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people that work there are really great. Pay is fair for location. Learn a lot about how to be better engineer.

    Cons

    Flat organization so not a lot of chances to move up in company. Not a lot options for health insurance. Not many extra incentives.

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  9. "Horrible management structure"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Operator in Lubbock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at X-FAB Silicon Foundries for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable manufacturing coworkers and engineers. Peers are generally helpful and welcoming. If you work in areas such as thinfilm, ye, implant, or test probe, you will end up doing very little work throughout the shift.

    Cons

    Pay is just enough to keep up with inflation. Business model us horrendous. Middle management has no understanding of what manufacturing does. Upper management doesnt seem to know if their middle management is doing a good job or not since no matter what metrics they look at middle management hasnt been changed in years. Lower management is a mixed bag. The more tenured are mostly knowledgeable and it is evident with how quickly they deal with any issues that arise. Others are no more than glorified time card stampers, who have less knowledge of what is going on daily than a bird looking through a window. Low level employees seem to be held to a higher standard than their suppervisors and it shows with mist of them being more knowledgeable than their supervisors.

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  10. "Intern Employee"

    4.0
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    I worked at X-FAB Silicon Foundries

    Pros

    The working environment is good

    Cons

    I havent came across any cons

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