#9 Micron Technology, Inc.

Micron Technology, Inc celebrated its 40th anniversary at Resorts World Sentosa last year. PHOTO: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC

Empowered to be involved

An engaged team serves Micron Technology, Inc well in creating innovative products

At Micron Technology, Inc, employees have a say in how they want their performance appraisal process to work.

From a twice-yearly affair, the performance evaluation and feedback now take place yearround. This is to minimise communication gaps between supervisors and staff.

“People are key to Micron’s success. We care for our people and seek to create a workplace that is exciting for them to come to every day,” says Micron’s corporate vice president and Singapore country manager Chen Kok Sing.

Micron Singapore has been placed on the 2019 Singapore Best Medium and Large Workplaces List this year. This is the fi rst time the company is on the list.

A Fortune 500-listed company with close to 8,000 employees in Singapore, Micron provides an environment that makes it easy for staff to seize learning and career development opportunities.

Its arsenal of tools includes a continuing education programme where employees can sign up for both in-house and approved external courses, and third-party resources such as Gartner.

Employees are encouraged to share their ideas on how to improve Micron’s products and processes. Staff who contribute good ideas are recognised with cash rewards.

In order to promote Micron’s values such as people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration and customer focus, the company identifies and spotlights 3,000 Culture Champions who exemplify these values in their daily work and behaviour.

Other initiatives that Micron have adopted to ensure that new staff feel welcomed are its one-day pre-onboarding programme, and buddy and mentor programmes.

Experienced leaders are encouraged to mentor new staff who do not report to them — this enables the mentees to build networks and relationships across the company.

Outside of the workplace, Micron encourages volunteerism among its employees. It provides 16 hours of paid time off per fulltime employee for community service. The company also supports employees’ donations to charities by providing a dollar-for-dollar match of up to US$2,000 (S$2,715) per employee annually.