SUPPORT (Current Employee) – Beaverton, OR – March 7, 2019
Not a bad place to work. Advancment is minimal. A lot of the rank and file workers are decent people and everyone is, for the most part, great to work with. It would be nice if advancement and pay was better.
Sr. Equipment Engineer (Former Employee) – X3, San Jose, CA – February 15, 2019
If you work on the production line, then you are part of the machine. No career change, no career advancement. Keep the wheels turning. Fair management, but no upward Mobility. No career advancement path
Process Technician (Current Employee) – Beaverton, OR – November 28, 2018
Very stressfull, low pay, if you get along with your boss you will do great otherwise nothing much else to say. It’s not a bad place to work. But maxim does not pay much. Raises are pretty bad unless you get along with your boss really well
Feast or Famine industry... low pay compared to other semiconductor businesses around Portland, OR
Fab Operator I (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – November 16, 2018
Low pay, little to no opportunity for advancement, you have to work there for a very long time before you can move up. They advertise that they’re paying up to $18, but i’ve never heard of anyone over $16.50, even with experience in the industry. They do not communicate very efficiently between shifts, and because of this, managers will tell you to come in on a different shift 2 weeks in advance, then when 2 weeks comes along, they will claim you shouldn’t be on that shift. You also work on machines from 70’s-90’s, so everything you do takes a minimum of five minutes. No training, so if you’re new to the industry you’re screwed. They set you up to shadow an “experienced” person and make you train on a completely different shift than what you sign up for. They assigned me a trainer, but didn’t notify him ahead of time (red flag!!). I showed up, waited for a supervisor for 20 minutes on my first day and a supervisor lead me to the one guy who works on my machine. My trainer was someone who worked there for two months, and only got 4 days of training himself, so he didn’t really know what he was doing. He was also absent most of the time, so that didn’t help either. They will let you go for the smallest thing, so good luck! They also claim to have no clue as to why people leave within a month of starting, but I shall leave you guys a summary: First of all, you need more in class training so we get to know more about what we’re doing in the fab, and what we’ll be doing in there. Heading up to my starting day, I didn’t know what the machine I’m working on did. Second ofmore... all, you guys need to up the pay to match your competitors. If you want to save yourself some scrap, buy new machines and limit the operators contact with wafers. Third, work on communication between shifts and scheduling! I cannot stress this enough.less
Principal Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) – Bay Area, CA – October 16, 2018
I have worked for over 10 years at Maxim. I have been in the R&D group here during all my tenure. Its been a very learning experience for me considering my background. The people are very supportive and easy to work with. I have always looked forward to coming to work every single day. The only hard part of this job is no clear road map from the management side. So you don't know what you will be working on next if the current project ends or killed.
Fab Tech Lead (Current Employee) – Beaverton, OR – October 15, 2018
Management team needs a lot of work. The majority of them don't understand the basics of what they are instructing people to do. They do have a tendency to play favorites as well when it come to vacations and promotions.
Technician 4 (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – September 28, 2018
I worked for Maxim for 8 years and was promoted only one time. Most of the equipment was very old. There was never any sign of the company investing in newer or better equipment. Not a safe place to work.
Process Operator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 27, 2018
Maxim Integrated was a nice company to work for. Pay is low at the operator level. Typical days involve a fast-paced, competitive environment. You will sweat because of the gear you have to wear in the labs. Culture is relaxed. Good people work for Maxim.
Senior Test Technician (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA 95134 – August 24, 2018
My routine job is look over on Preventive Maintenance list to check any equipment due for PM and wait for semiconductor test equipment problem arise during a day. The most enjoyable part of my job is to learn new equipment from set up, operation and writing Specs for PM and Operation. The hardest part of the job is being pressure by management and engineer for equipment down time. However, Maxim is a good place to work.
Maxim Integrated was an excellent company to work for until it made several acquisitions causing thousands of superior, loyal workers to be laid off.
Administrative Assistant and Site Coordinator (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – August 20, 2018
Maxim Integrated is a competitive semiconductor industry leader. As every part of the organization is cutting edge, every day posed a new learning curve. Under new leadership, many business units were cut in a massive re-organization. Excellent, loyal talent was cast out.