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FormFactor Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
35 Reviews
3.2
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    what is going on?

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    This is a decent company

    Cons

    this company is slowing down

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

    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
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  5.  

    Productive, lot of responsibility

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    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
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor as a contractor (less than an 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
  7.  

    Employee

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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
  8.  

    Easy, non-challenging work and frequent lay-offs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy job and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Frequent lay-offs, high turnover rate, too many redundant managers. Inadequate bonus, no career prospect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more sensitive and intelligent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    FFI is great company with lot of potential but market dynamics affect FFI profusely

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    New cool technology to work with. Extensive matrix of technology including various inter-disciplinary work and technologies together.

    Cons

    Unstable environment with changing economy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, poor leadership

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Generally good people, good location. A lot of talented employees who have gone on to better places and more career growth

    Cons

    Management over the years did not adjust to changes in market. Company is just floating along burning cash. Needs to be both the market leader AND make a profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard changes and thin out sr. management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Vice President Engineering

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Livermore, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Hi Technology Company. A lot of hard working people, and in general do have a good team spirit

    Cons

    The company has been losing money for almost 5 years.
    There has been many layoffs, and the morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to fing a way to improve the morale, otherwise the non voluntary attrition will hurt really soon.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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