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Competitive and slightly confusing
International Customer Account Specialist (Former Employee) –  Racine, WISeptember 12, 2017
Cree as a company is amazing. In only thirty years, they have come so far and grown so much. The culture at Cree was always great - close community type of feel among employees, lots of communication, and plenty of employee-centric activities. The quarter-by-quarterly goals, over-whelmed upper-management, and favoritism made for a slightly confusing and moderately competitive work environment with little to no upward movement.
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Productive work environment
Tool Operator (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCSeptember 7, 2017
Cree is a great place to work for those who do not enjoy working with the public but do enjoy contributing to the success of the establishment. There are several opportunities for advancement.
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Operations manager micromanages from home
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technician I (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCSeptember 3, 2017
The operations managers have been known to watch the cameras from home during the nightshift. If you like the childishness of high school this is the place to be.
Pros
1 hour lunches for doing your job, Some supervisors and managers are great, 3 breaks (20, 40, and 20)
Cons
Pay, raises are small if any
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Neat place to work
Incoming Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCSeptember 1, 2017
Cree has an awesome gym area that is to die for. They are always having get togethers for the company and that place can really wow you. Great pay and longevity.
Pros
free tickets to events, gym is amazing
Cons
12hr rotating shifts
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It was fun to work there fast paced enviroment, friendly co workers
Line Leader (Former Employee) –  WisconsinAugust 31, 2017
I worked there for 6 years and there are constant changes to the policy which can take some getting used to but overall I enjoyed my time there and would recommend it
Pros
Free food on mandatory weekends
Cons
Mandatory weekends
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Great company very high tech and are always searching for new products
Equipment Technician (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCAugust 21, 2017
Great company I just need something closer to my house. They are very innovative and they are on the cutting edge of LED technology I just wish it was closer to my house.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Too far to travel
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Cree as a industry is...
WAFER FAB OPERATOR (Current Employee) –  4604 Silicon DriveAugust 18, 2017
Cree is a nice place to work you work 12 hours per night on a 2-3-2 schedule the maximum work week you work 5 days in one week while on a short one only 2 days. Its a lovely work environment as well as a lot of down time. One of the cons is that the upper management is very young and inexperienced. The hardest part is the long hours of down time with no work for production to be done but while this is also a hard part this is also a a good thing for the
Pros
Free hour long lunches paid by the company at the end of each quarter
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O.K.company poor pay.
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technician II (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCAugust 16, 2017
Job was fine poor was low for the type of job. Didn't really promote building up the technicians in the group I was with, Really felt pay was below state average and company would call people to offer jobs because of there skill sets but wanted them as experienced with over 5 years to work under $20 per hour.
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Benefits
Cons
Poor pay
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great benefits
Parts Hanger (Former Employee) –  Sturtevant, WIAugust 15, 2017
Enjoyed the work flow, atmosphere and advancemet opportunites. Fair and accomodating when time off is needed and the pay and benefits were excellent. Would reccomend.
Pros
Good atmosphere and employee incentive
Cons
point system
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Slow, long hours
Process Technician/Line Lead (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 7, 2017
Cree paid well but the professionalism there needs a little work and it is a job more so for those who are wiling to walk 12 hours 5-7 days a week back to back and overnight and more so for those who really don't have smaller children at home.
Pros
3 breaks
Cons
short breaks, professionalism, communication
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Long shifts
Probe Process Technician (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCJuly 31, 2017
Worked long shifts and no room to move to day shift unless another technician left somehow, only way to train more was to go in on days even if you worked third shift because no daytime technicians would work nights
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Fun work place
Technician (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCJuly 24, 2017
what i can said ,it is nice to work there people were nice, job was good, i would work there again if i didn't decide to change my career. Thank you Cree
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Cree was good place to work
Business Analyst - Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee) –  Racine, WIJuly 16, 2017
Cree was a good place to work if you like Wisconsin
It was ok to work for, peple were nice, job was good, i would work there again if it was not in Racine Wisconsin.
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Property vs. People
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Racine, WIJuly 6, 2017
Cree's pay and benefits were fairly decent. However, they lie about how much mandatory overtime they work in a year at your interview, and they treat their employees like property, like machines, rather than people.
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Very productive company
Assembly Line Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Racine, WIJune 22, 2017
Great medical insurance. The work is not complicated at all. They offer great benefits. Their vacation time is great . The hours are awesome. Their company policy is great
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Company first, employee second
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCJune 18, 2017
Company does not respect employees. Poor management and business model. Too focused on the Asian market. No plans to have product made in America again.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Bad management and business model
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A good place to work.
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  Racine, WIJune 8, 2017
This was a fun place to work. The management team was knowledgeable and willing to help upon request. The downfall of this company is job security a lot of good employees were let go without any warning.
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Poor Morale
Research and Development Process Technician (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCJune 1, 2017
Morale of a company is very important. It can make a horrible job bearable and an potentially excellent job not enjoyable. Include employees in some decision making .
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Great people and great gym
Systems Administrator II (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCMay 31, 2017
Great people to work with, managers mostly good. Work life balance was terrible when I got there, but have gotten better over the years. Great gym, cafeteria and break rooms.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Out sourcing work.
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Corn Hole
Shipping Clerk, Material, Handler, Sub-fab Tech (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCMay 31, 2017
Great people to work with. Corn hole boards, ladder ball,and putt putt were something of things they had for us on break. Full gym with state art equipment, basketball court, and track. Management varied depending on what department you were in. There really wasn't a hard part of the job to me. The most enjoyable part of my job was learning new things and meeting people of different cultures.
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