Tech (Former Employee) – Research Triangle Park, NC – December 27, 2018
management does not listen to workers, they will work you to the bone and throw you away like bad leftovers. they only care about production yield. "Cree is We" is the motto but its a joke and everyone knows it. Shareholder value is all they care about. never work here unless you like double mandatory overtime.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – November 30, 2018
I came in and learned how to use all these different types of tools, and different types of machines, and learning how to buils all kind of different types of lights for all over the world. i love cree
Culture change is underway, but still very negative for now
Maintenance and Engineering Technician (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – November 30, 2018
Cree is undergoing change, but your experience is likely to vary wildly based on your department and whether you are hourly or salary. Expect to start on nights and depending on your position, a day shift position may not arise for quite a while. Engineers frequently work far after their scheduled hours. Technicians, especially maintenance, are understaffed and expected to carry the additional weight.
Decent pay, gym is great
Very negative work environment, few opportunities for those that want to advance out of hourly roles
Typically, a regimented shift. Opportunities to perform different types of job tasks during work rotations. Work culture on the part of some of the employees was laid back. The most difficult part of the job was diagnosing/troubleshooting process issues for resolution.
Manager fake employee review after giving inconsistent instruction. If anything goes wrong, they will find someone to blame even though you achieved your goal while others don't achieve their goal or make mistake.
routine supply chain not much of autonomy, no set process and everything is conducted on the fly. Hardest part of the job is try to do a job and not really provide any process for doing it. It is like learning by making mistakes.
Operator (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – October 18, 2018
Work was peaceful unless managers came with false information. Process of a Fab workplace was new and refreshing. People at the workplace was positive. Hardest part is staying up for 12 hours but it is an enjoyment to have 3 days off on every other weekend.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Sturtevant, WI – September 17, 2018
Cree is all about the point system. Simply follow the guidelines with in the system and there should be no problems to come. Cree was one of my favorite jobs. You meet a lot of different people. there are various assembly lines with different kind of light fixtures.
they care about their employees
Once you hit the negitives in the point system its wrap.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – September 14, 2018
No room to grow. You never knew if you would have a full paycheck due to inconsistent working hours. They had slow periods of the year, which would be hard to find work. Management was overall good. Benefits were nice.
Operations (Current Employee) – Racine, WI – September 8, 2018
Cree has a long way to go before it will be a work place that everyone will want to work for. Leadership changeover also needs to stop as we continue to get new leadership that must learn their position and company, as well as understand and analyze how production runs before changing processes. We continue to go two steps backwards and one step forward.
Increased pay for the assemblers has helped those employees.
Company puts their employees third in line behind stockholders and customers.