FEI Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

FEI Reviews

Updated 24 Nov 2018

To filter reviews, or .

3.7
83%
Recommend to a Friend
FEI CEO Marc Casper (no image)
Marc Casper
0 Rating
Pros
Cons
  • "Middle Management mediocre at best, as they are either not very good at evaluating employee skill sets, or showing favoritism(in 4 reviews)

  • "not many, until bought out by Thermo Fisher Scientific(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Interesting Work, Problematic Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at FEI full-time

    Pros

    The field where the company operates is exceptionally interesting, one can learn a lot of new things.

    Cons

    Way too many things in the company fells under some processes, where people are not really people any more, but just items in HR system. Skilled engineers are treated more like factory workers.

    FEI2018-11-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Electron microscopes in Brno"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Brno
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - interesting and cool devices - reasonable and friendly colleagues - it does not matter, whether you studied chemistry or material science - they have a position for everyone

    Cons

    - quarterly based planning (lot of work towards end of year) - not enough recognition of long-term employees

    Advice to Management

    Value your experienced personnel!

    FEI2018-11-05
  3. Helpful (1)

    "review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FEI

    Pros

    upper management suck at making decisions and the culture is not diverse.

    Cons

    not a place for fast growth.

    Advice to Management

    improve on every area

    FEI2018-11-12
  4. "fei salary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Eind, North Brabant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FEI for more than 5 years

    Pros

    free, work life balance is good here

    Cons

    low salary is a problem here

    Advice to Management

    increase salary please management

    FEI2018-05-03
  5. "Well run large business"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FEI full-time

    Pros

    Well run business, good strategic direction, clear goals for staff and opportunities for internal career advancement.

    Cons

    Can be an old-boys club at times.

    FEI2018-03-15
  6. Helpful (2)

    "This was a great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, Until bought out by Thermo Fisher scientific

    Cons

    not many, until bought out by Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Advice to Management

    Don Kania, was our CEO. He took a 40 mill payout and threw this companies employees under the bus wit the sale to TFS

    FEI2017-11-27
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product marketing engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Manager is nice.

    Cons

    The middle management is a bit in chaos.

    FEI2017-09-06
  8. "Software Internship in Fremont"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Fremont, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at FEI for more than a year

    Pros

    Really great people and team! Part of FEI and now part of a bigger company but still has somewhat of a small company vibe at Fremont location. Fun place to be and lots of opportunities for developing projects. There are events throughout the year. This is a place where what you get out of it depends on your efforts. Also, the manager I had was super awesome.

    Cons

    Due to acquisitions, some of the company culture was disrupted and has become more corporate. This is due to budgeting and lack of effort to keep good people around.

    Advice to Management

    This is to the corporate management. Provide the same budget to the division as it had before. It doesn't make sense to expect the same profit output when positions aren't getting filled or even budgeted for. There's a lack of talent for the amount of work that needs to be done so there are people who have to work extra hard. Upper management also needs to listen to the managers and employees that have a better understanding of what products will sell and what direction the company should head because the plans are not measuring up to competitors. Please include the right people in these meetings.

    Show More
    FEI2017-07-21
  9. "Great company to work for, staff are very helpful."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Eindhoven
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing technologies and projects to work on.

    Cons

    A lot of legacy systems that are highly complex and take a lot of time to understand.

    FEI2017-07-18
  10. "Sr. Sales Operations Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEI for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice colleagues. Great Culture! Lot of good benefits

    Cons

    Can't think of any... Hope things continue to stay positive as Thermo Fisher Scientific finishes acquisition

    FEI2017-05-22
Found 88 reviews
</>Embed