Great for people who like to troubleshoot
Final Test Technician III (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – August 20, 2017
Good variety of toolsets to really learn about. Training is minimal before you are on your own, which is great for some, not for others. Hours are long, lunches are short, it is a clean room environment.
As a technician, most of your day is spent finding someone else's mistakes and correcting them. With the high ramp and turnover rate, there are a lot of mistakes. Great for people who like to troubleshoot.
Improvements take months or even years to implement. Promotions are often not based on performance.
Long-time technicians making less than new-hires (both getting paid much less than market rate).
Written policies will often differ from actual practice policies.
Co-workers are great, most get along per shift, but cross shift communication is poor and unnecessarily competitive.
Most technicians have to bring in their own tools to do some tasks because they will not purchase and/or the process takes excessively long.
Cross shift policies and procedures are inconsistent. management and leads seem to not communicate critical information.
If a manager doesn't like you, you will know it and so will others.
Expectations are extremely high for some, while nearly non-existent for others.
A good place to get your foot in the door in semi-conductor industry, but not a place where you feel valued, turnover rate is very high.
Micro-management, lack of clear communication, indecisiveness, resistance to change