Advantest
3.1 of 5 7 reviews
www.advantest.co.jp Tokyo, Japan 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Dec 01, 2013

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75% Approve of the CEO

Advantest President, CEO and Representative Director Haruo Matsuno

Haruo Matsuno

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Challenging job but low salaries, management has no interest in improving work environment or people skills.

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Böblingen (Germany)

I have been working at Advantest full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery interesting mix of hard and software tasks. Coworkers are very nice, in Europe very open and friendly to each other. People managers are good, managers above are mostly non visible to engineers.

ConsVery disappointing salaries, below industry average. Only manager salaries are above average. High demands but low bonuses.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf the salaries can't be improved, one should consider to review other possible benefits, like better working environment conditions etc.

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

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Not bad, not good either.

Application Engineer (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Advantest full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHave opportunities of business travel abroad.

ConsJapaneses style Company culture are very low

Advice to Senior ManagementToo push, too much loading. Only KPI.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great mix of US, Asia, Europe workforce and cultures

Application Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at Advantest full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLots of freedom for employees

ConsLong hours during peak periods

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on adding more and more benefits.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mature industry

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Advantest

Pros401k plan and health benefits

ConsCorporate culture and decision making

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good environment, Complicated Process

Application Engineer (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Advantest full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood environment; Per diem for long time travel and onsite support

ConsComplicated process, the cooperation between departments are not efficient

Advice to Senior Managementsimplify the process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Semiconductor ATE Job

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Munich (Germany)

I have been working at Advantest full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpen work environment
Multicultural experience
Technically challenging experience

ConsSlow, a bit bureaucratic decision flow

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more agile and proactive in making decisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Test Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Advantest

ProsGreat Test Company. Rewarding place to work. The best test company in the world.
Has the most market share in semiconductor test zone.

ConsBenefits are not the best. Not par with industry standards. Industry goes through the downturn cycles just like any other in the semiconductor industry

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't have any advice to give to the management. I don't have any advice to give to the management. I don't have any advice to give to the management.

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