Assembler/Manufacturing (Former Employee) – Racine, WI 53406 – July 8, 2018
Not a bad place to work especially for those re-entering the public work market. Wages are decent although still not up to par for the cost of living in our area. Attendance policy could use a major overhaul. Time is given immediately for unauthorized time off and paid time off is earned in increments per pay period but nothing is in place for sick days. Overall, it's a good place to work. It's clean, semi cool in the summer and the upper management is very hands on with employees. Communications between management and workers is a constant with postings, weekly newsletter and a quarterly meeting to keep us all up to speed on current standings with the company. First place I ever worked where that happened and I've worked for pretty big companies in the past.
Clean, organized, moderately paced, good communications
I used to think that at least Cree made quality products, but apparently that has deteriorated. They expect - quite explicitly - that you put the job first and that you work long hours more than 5 days a week.
Manufacturing Manager I (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – June 14, 2018
I didn't like the higher up management practices. Not a focus on lean manufacturing, its an OEM. It is clearly an R&D company. And the products are great! Not a streamlined manufacturing facility in Durham.
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) – Racine, WI 53406 – June 4, 2018
punch in. Go to supervisor desk to see what line you are on, go to that line and wait for lead to tell you where to go. Learnt how to make led lights. Different types of people. Hardest part is to work with people that do not want to do their job and expect you to do it for them. The most enjoyable part of job is to work with people that works with you and not goof-off.
They do major lay offs every quarter and wonder why they can't make numbers. The company is extremely top heavy and put to much work on the actual people doing the work. Work/Life balance does not happen at this place. Your life is to work.
I'm a recent college graduate and working at Cree was a great starting point. I was able to learn a lot and try my hand at a few different roles while here. The culture is going through a change that has so far been for the better. Our production focus has also changes which has made our investors happy. All in all Cree is a company with a bright future.
As a long term employee i have seen this company go through changes. the new CEO is trying very hard to turn this ship around! He deserves a lot of credit. The culture is slowly changing toward the positive. Cree now is focusing on the Power and RF division. they want to increase output but we have been under staffed for so long we are stretched to a breaking point! We need more people and equipment to meet demand for our products, however space is limited!
Great team providining all the necessary support needed to sell their products
Southeast Region Sales Director (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – May 5, 2018
Products Brand and marketing team made selling their products easy and a job you can be proud of. The industry respects the brand and Cree was a leader in the industry helping define reliability standards for both the LED and the fixture. They provide sales reference designs which help educate the customer on how to use the products properly.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – May 1, 2018
Its a who you know place to work. Write ups can happen at any time for one person and the next person nothing happens. There is no set of standard and the 3rd shift lacks alot as far as good supervision. Also they expect the workers to work constantly while they let the lead people just stand and talk which makes for moral problems
Assembler (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – April 22, 2018
Assembling lighting fixtures at Cree is usually an easy job. You will work at different speeds depending on the line youre on. The people at the Racine, WI location are very much into drama and interpersonal conflicts are commonplace.
Equipment Maintenance Technician II (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – April 2, 2018
I was blessed to have worked there for approximately 4 years. Other than dealing with the very long commute I had there was nothing bad about the job. The managers and supervisors were all professional and easy going.
Material handler (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – March 21, 2018
I enjoyed working at cree it was a relaxed easy going job was there to pick order's to keep the lines running but was only there for a moment of time due to being cut cause of overstaffing once went from 12 hour shifts to 8 hour shifts