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  1.  

    Business is dying a slow death. Just burning cash.

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great location for those living out in East Bay/Tri-Valley, nice area. Lots of good people but most have already left.

    Cons

    The company is permanently in downsizing mode. Management needs to realize they can't create demand for something that the industry doesn't need. It had a great run but needs to re-size the business, change strategy, go private. The recession really killed this place. Doing more with less. Everyone wears many hats

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the company private.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company may not be in business much longer. Just OK.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA (US)

    Pros

    One of the few high tech companies in the East Bay. Decent pay and benefits, however these are slowly being taken away due to the company not being profitable. Still some very good folks working there.

    Cons

    Poor management - they do not value long term employees and the skills they bring. Company has not been profitable for several years and it is an impact on company morale. There have been about 7 or 8 layoff's in the past 5 years. Jobs are not very secure as the company is always restructuring. Overtime is only paid after 10 hours for manufacturing personnel. Very poor engineering support of the manufacturing line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many senior level managers. Layoff's always affect manufacturing and engineering. It would be better to keep the more senior manufacturing people than to bring in new folks and layoff the ones who have helped to build the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company is not making profit

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

    Pros

    Managers are good, busy most of the time

    Cons

    Company does not know how to make profit, low salary for post 2009 hires, <5K bonus even on offer letter they say 17%, no RSU, stocks are stagnant in past 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know how to make profit and how to treat the cream engineers in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    what is going on?

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

    Pros

    This is a decent company

    Cons

    this company is slowing down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good technology company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    coworkers are very knowledgeable as they are mainly from big companies such as IBM, WD, Applied materials.

    Cons

    have been losing money and the morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    explore new business to stay profitability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Productive, lot of responsibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good manager at FFI. among other thigns

    Cons

    difficult team, among other things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good People and some managers are good

    Cons

    Too many lay offs. No security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA (US)

    Pros

    Generally good people, good location. A lot of talented employees who have gone on to better places and more career growth

    Cons

    Management over the years did not adjust to changes in market. Company is just floating along burning cash. Needs to be both the market leader AND make a profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard changes and thin out sr. management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Vice President Engineering

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Livermore, CA (US)

    Pros

    Hi Technology Company. A lot of hard working people, and in general do have a good team spirit

    Cons

    The company has been losing money for almost 5 years.
    There has been many layoffs, and the morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to fing a way to improve the morale, otherwise the non voluntary attrition will hurt really soon.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Too many VPs for a small company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good products, ok culture, benefits & compensation

    Cons

    It's who you know and not what you know; Some PhD are useless, lack of industry experience and know how

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to implement employee survey; don't operate the company as if it's a large company

    Approves of CEO

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