I'm looking at an offer soon in Boise. Curious about a real take on the job there.
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MIcron is a horrible place to work, It is a sweatshop. they expect you to work 60 hours week and if that isn't bad enough they want you to work a swing shift when your normal shift is 8-5. Always threatening layoffs and looking for cheaper workers is their motto. Screw you on the bonuses as well
every chance they get. Also, if you are an older worker they will lay you off before you can retire really messing with your life. They do not care about you, they think you are less than human. Morale has been in the dumper since Steve died in the plane crash and that dumb a– Durkan took over. I hope that guy's butt grows together. There is no other place to work in Boise in semiconductors so think long and hard about going to work at Micron, you will be stuck and jobless in Boise. From a a friend who got stuck and jobless in Boise.
It depends on the group you work for. Sanjay cleaned a lot of the GOB management out but not in all areas. Those individuals were promoted entirely on soft skills so to speak and typically had no real ability. If you go to the wrong area you will be fighting a manager who never accomplished anything except making the better people look bad to deflect from their own incompetence. Having said that eventually the GoodOleBoy managers will be gone. Sanjay holds a winning hand
If money is what motivates you, go for it. But just know that eventually the money may not be worth the hassle and will leave you with a dilemma of whether to stay or not. Some people need the money, some don't.
I worked there for a few years, both with Mark Durcan as CEO and Sanjay as CEO. Every year there is fear of layoffs, no matter how good the company is doing. Some people can handle that pressure and some people have a hard time with it. However, I was laid off in what I consider a secret layoff at the start of the year because there were headcount restrictions, and got no severance (only 1/2 of vacation time) after working really hard on a "Performance Support Plan" which has complete b—s— that they never intended for me to pass. The corporate culture has turned managers into people that are impossible to please. So be flexible to move on to another job if it comes to that. It is difficult to accomplish anything with all the "pleasing the manger" reports and emails and schedules and meetings that gets in the way of actual work. I'm glad I took the job for the step up in pay but also glad I left. Good benefits and pay for Boise though. Expect 45+ hour workweeks.
Not a bad place to start or continue. Boise is beautiful. Great place to do some novel work but realize the recognition and compensation are not as competitive as elsewhere. Micron is in a transition phase and moral isn't great, with that said there is lots of opportunity but don't expect much work/life balance.