Anadigics suffers from a very poor work culture. It is not an Engineering driven company. The Human Resources and Finance departments literally run the company. There is not much realization that engineering based companies need a lot of development and well established foundations. Their management staff are never allowed to settle. It is a fast spinning revolving door with too high an expectation in too short a time. As a result, no well established work culture has evolved over time. The staff engineers work under the fear of facing new management too frequently and lack trust in their management in general. They operate together like a union and have become confrontational over time. They resist changes and improvements. This has led to poor fab performance, layoffs, drain of cash, leading to high attrition rate.
Pay is decent
Medical insurance is terrible if one is not an executive, workforce lacks discipline needed for semiconductor manufacturing.
Operator (Current Employee) – Warren New Jersey – May 7, 2014
Good hours but shift work with 3 days on 3 days off...4 days on 4 days off. Cyclical... Management is good and co-workers are professional. Manufacturing is on its way out of the states and a constant threat of the job relocating. The job itself is easy. If you are detailed orientated and have a high attention to detail it's a breeze.
Fixture Engineering and Development Logistics (Former Employee) – Township of Warren, NJ – May 2, 2013
Anadigics was an enjoyable place to work. Work days were challenging with something new to learn or accomplish on a regular basis. My co-workers were always willing to share their knowledge and contributed to an atmosphere of doing whatever was necessary to meet our customers needs. I am hard pressed to find anything I did not enjoy doing.
When I worked at Anadigics, it was indeed a great place to work as well. My work schedule was a 12-hour shift from 6 pm-6 am with a 3 day work week and 4 day work every other week. I loved that schedule so much, because I had more time for school and also enough time to learn on job.
I learnt a lot in semi-conductor industry in wafer processing starting from beginning till finish. I started as a wafer operator which is where I was involved in some stages of the 6 inch wafer production in the area of wet-etch,dry-etch, photo resist application, critical inspection, BCB application, Alignment and exposure,Oven cure, Plasma etching, and later became a process technician. As a process technician, I worked with the process engineer for critical inspection of different strange appearance on some wafers, correctional measure writing new recipe and updating the existing recipe for better productivity and efficiency.
The management team was good,and moving well until the Fall of 2008 when the production quality started to reduce drastically which led to the loss of contracts with some major client of the company. The quality issue was majorly due to the management to produce excessive quantity at the detriment of the quality factor in production. Even though engineering and the technical team at all levels were highly dedicated and supported each other to the best of their ability,I loved every one I worked with.
The hardest part of my job was when I see lot of wafer being scrapped for one quality issue or the other which still boils down to the high productive with low quality thatmore... the company was trying to push out. The other hardest part was when the company had to start laying off employees due to the loss of contractors. Apart from that, I enjoyed my job at Anadigics.less
great work schedule especially for college student like me