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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall ok, need better strategic direction from management to direct the hardwork to meaningful results

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Independence and flexibility to work, opportunity to be involved in multiple areas, lot on learning in a quick time and more challenges

    Cons

    Good work not always gets credit, politics and finger pointing increased over years, used to have many good people, but mostly have left, talking skills dominate over actual output in career growth. Too many layoffs and company not making profit for last 5 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better focus of goals from management and better channeling of efforts and appreciate good work on merit basis. The bureaucracy needs to be reduced. Business model needs to be reassessed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Business is dying a slow death. Just burning cash.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great location for those living out in East Bay/Tri-Valley, nice area. Lots of good people but most have already left.

    Cons

    The company is permanently in downsizing mode. Management needs to realize they can't create demand for something that the industry doesn't need. It had a great run but needs to re-size the business, change strategy, go private. The recession really killed this place. Doing more with less. Everyone wears many hats

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the company private.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company may not be in business much longer. Just OK.

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

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the few high tech companies in the East Bay. Decent pay and benefits, however these are slowly being taken away due to the company not being profitable. Still some very good folks working there.

    Cons

    Poor management - they do not value long term employees and the skills they bring. Company has not been profitable for several years and it is an impact on company morale. There have been about 7 or 8 layoff's in the past 5 years. Jobs are not very secure as the company is always restructuring. Overtime is only paid after 10 hours for manufacturing personnel. Very poor engineering support of the manufacturing line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many senior level managers. Layoff's always affect manufacturing and engineering. It would be better to keep the more senior manufacturing people than to bring in new folks and layoff the ones who have helped to build the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    Pros

    good conditions,matching 401k and cafeteria

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more skilled people with technical bcakrounds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Company is not making profit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Managers are good, busy most of the time

    Cons

    Company does not know how to make profit, low salary for post 2009 hires, <5K bonus even on offer letter they say 17%, no RSU, stocks are stagnant in past 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know how to make profit and how to treat the cream engineers in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    what is going on?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is a decent company

    Cons

    this company is slowing down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good technology company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    coworkers are very knowledgeable as they are mainly from big companies such as IBM, WD, Applied materials.

    Cons

    have been losing money and the morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    explore new business to stay profitability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Productive, lot of responsibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    good manager at FFI. among other thigns

    Cons

    difficult team, among other things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries and excellent work environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    Good People and some managers are good

    Cons

    Too many lay offs. No security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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