FormFactor
3.0 of 5 32 reviews
www.formfactor.com Livermore, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Feb 05, 2014

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FormFactor CEO and Director Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Business is dying a slow death. Just burning cash.

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

I worked at FormFactor full-time for more than a year

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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementTake the company private.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

I worked at FormFactor full-time for more than 8 years

ProsOne 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.

ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementToo 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company is not making profit

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

I have been working at FormFactor full-time for more than a year

ProsManagers are good, busy most of the time

ConsCompany 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 Senior Managementknow how to make profit and how to treat the cream engineers in the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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what is going on?

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

I have been working at FormFactor full-time for more than a year

ProsThis is a decent company

Consthis company is slowing down

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good technology company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at FormFactor

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

Conshave been losing money and the morale is low

Advice to Senior Managementexplore new business to stay profitability

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Productive, lot of responsibility

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FormFactor

Prosgood manager at FFI. among other thigns

Consdifficult team, among other things

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at FormFactor

ProsGood People and some managers are good

ConsToo many lay offs. No security

Advice to Senior ManagementThin upper management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, poor leadership

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

I worked at FormFactor full-time for more than a year

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

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementMake the hard changes and thin out sr. management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Livermore, CA (US)

I worked at FormFactor full-time for more than 5 years

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too many VPs for a small company

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

I worked at FormFactor

ProsGood products, ok culture, benefits & compensation

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

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

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