FormFactor Reviews

Updated 2 February, 2015
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  1. Simple and friendly work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    you only need to do you job well, don't need to worry about others.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is not so challenging.

  2. Good working environment, co-workers are very friendly, and everybody worked very hard for the project

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Livermore, CA (US)

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a very good work-life balance, however, when the perks comes, I worked till 11pm in order to catch the deadline. Overall good working environment. Good leadership from the above.

    Cons

    benefits are kinda average. office culture is ok, from my experience, no much office politics, and everyone just trying to make the project work and make profit.

    Advice to Management

    More attention in details

  3. Fast paced environment: play politics well or have very high competency. Silicon Valley norm.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible systems within manufacturing, transparency to learn from very talented individuals, collaborative environment, work-life balance is great compared to global companies, and compensation is reflective of your ability to negotiate.

    Cons

    Find your HS clique. Overtime may be tough for production individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Tactical individuals may understand needs better than strategic individuals, as is the corporate norm.

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  5. Satisfied

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    Former Employee - CAD Software Development Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - CAD Software Development Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independent
    New Projects are easy to start without much management hassle

    Cons

    Slow Culture
    No Checks on Work done

  6. Niche market for Probe card technology

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Continuous learning from different process is limitless! Challenging! Nice gym!

    Cons

    Not profitable 3 years in a row, continue to downsize and cost reduction. Uncertain. Support 24/7 and weekends. Stress level is high.Politicking is huge.Good working employees have been laid off or resign. No loyalty and does not protect good employees. If your good in 'talking' and presenting and NOT working it's a good place to be, just need to jump in on every email thread and talk the talk but not walk the walk this is a good place to be...

    Advice to Management

    A lot of floating Directors, Staff Engineers and Senior Principals that need to streamlines and who really does NOT go in the line or inside Fab. Not deserving of the salaries in regards with their outputs.Need to flash out the employees that every time in the PC and nothing to give to the company...

  7. learning a new trade

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    Former Employee - Test in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Test in Livermore, CA (US)

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good conditions,matching 401k and cafeteria

    Cons

    long hours, need to change to 3 shift(24/7 production)

    Advice to Management

    hire more skilled people with technical bcakrounds

  8. Great place to work if you don't want to commute to SF or SJ.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at FormFactor as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries and excellent work environment

    Cons

    Not a place for people who don't take much initiative in their work.

  9. Overview

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    Good and motivated work circumstancs

    Cons

    Hard to make a decision

  10. Helpful (2)

    A roller coaster ride.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some people are really smart and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Many management folks don't understand what they are managing.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of more Directors and Senior Directors and VP and the SVP

  11. Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA (US)

    I worked at FormFactor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Free fruit twice a week and snacks at employee meetings in good times. Middle management is good, allows employees lot of latitude without micro management.

    Cons

    Upper management is bloated. Too many VPs trying to run day to day operations instead of figuring out long term strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat in upper management for lean times. Lose non performing and revenue dissipating groups without playing favorites. Resist old boys club type think.

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