Diodes Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Profit above everything else

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Quality in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Quality in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Diodes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learn Chinese culture
    Travel to China
    Great place to work if you are fluent in Chinese

    Cons

    Primary spoken language in the office is Chinese
    Annual employee turnover rate is ~80%
    Pay rates ~30% less than Texas Instruments
    Partial truths to customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a safe work place, then improve quality and profit will follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Proceed with caution

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diodes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get employment, they are always hiring

    Cons

    Pay scale is lacking, and raises are small. Management has a micromanagement problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't brag about record profits and then give raises that don't at least keep up with cost of living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Flexible hours, but stagnant work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diodes full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits options, flexible hours for salaried employees, casual environment. There was always a project to work on. The new office has a gym inside for all employees.

    Cons

    The opportunities for advancement were limited to who you knew, and there was a lot of alienation between departments. Projects were usually rushed in the last few weeks of each quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees. Communicate with each other. Communicate earlier rather than later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Potential, but ultimately very disappointing to her work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate IT Director in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate IT Director in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Diodes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best and smartest people I've worked with. Somehow, they left the company.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great that way to faster for the expansions and acquisitions. People wasn't come first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved working there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chatsworth, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chatsworth, CA (US)

    I worked at Diodes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small with open communications from the top down, but I worked there a long time ago. Wouldn't change a thing. They were a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Don't know what it is like to work there now, but the pay was not so great when I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear path and many opportunities to advance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    product engineer

    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Diodes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    open and relax enviroment, nice ppl, a lot support from colleague and company, fast glowing, excellent company strategy and so on...

    Cons

    company implement cost down strategy, the salary is average, not high compared to other company. International enviroment, difficult to communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Was a great company until they hired the wrong management team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Diodes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits if you are single.
    Great pay if you are willing to work extra extra hard

    Cons

    Upper Management needs to listen to their employees more often for their opinions and concerns Needs more team building events to bring all the employees together. The place is a wreck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to lower levels of the company and be concerned about your employees and how they are doing. Have team building event to gather all departments together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    High Turnover and Low Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Lees Summit, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Lees Summit, MO (US)

    I worked at Diodes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It pays some of the bills

    Cons

    Working every day, and everybody is always blaming somebody else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better, invest in technology, stop pointing the finger, allow a person to have a life. The cost of insurance should be cheaper than a policy purchased on the internet with the same coverage. Stop charging salary employees that work 65 hours a week, time bank for a bad weather day. Keep up with the latest technology trend like your facility in England. A calm supervisor produces calm employees, and better productivity. It sounds like you have lost a good amount of senior engineers in the last couple of years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Please heed the previous warnings!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diodes full-time

    Pros

    Good comraderie in the lower levels.

    Cons

    Big disconnect in the sr mgmt and corporate office. Little compensation and salary for the work they require.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What a joke!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Diodes Fabtech in Lees Summit: Do Yourself a Favour, Just Don't Come to Work Here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Lees Summit, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering in Lees Summit, MO (US)

    I worked at Diodes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits ok, Bonus scheme awful

    Cons

    Awful Upper Management, no really, really Awful. If you are looking for employment keep looking...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff like they are good people, nurture them and they will flurish, rather than stomping on them with your size 12's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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