Careers at Cree

FULFILL YOUR IMPOSSIBLE

Why Work at Cree?


We need problem-solvers, unconventional thinkers and impassioned doers who can drive rapid change by creating solutions that out-perform anything that has come before. Our people see opportunities others can't and pursue them relentlessly.

Join the disruption.

Relentless innovation is in our DNA. It is why we don’t stop at good. It’s why we strive for better. We are a leader in energy saving technology, as reflected by our 6,000+ patents. We are always looking for new ways to leverage our potential and create the future. Join us and challenge yourself.

Earth needs your help.

Cree is a leader in making energy-wasting technologies obsolete through developing energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED technology and efficient Power/RF products.

Innovation is what we do.

Our focus is on innovation. Each day we’re disputing assumptions, questioning “accepted” theories and bulldozing through technological barriers. If you crave a fast-paced innovative creative environment, this is the place for you.

Grow with us.

At Cree, you can be part of a team creating the future of energy efficient technologies, while rapidly developing your own career and skills. We provide learning and development opportunities to help you get to where you want to be. We are a company of high achievers and recognize and reward the superior accomplishments of our people.

Unleash your passion.

At Cree we work diligently to identify and hire only those people who are profoundly passionate about their work. Once hired, we ask our employees to solve real problems. We push them to think unconventionally, to take ownership, to push their limits and to encourage their teammates to overachieve. If you join us, prepare to innovate.

Our Values.

We’ve established guiding principles that sustain our culture and guide every decision we make, how we operate our business and what we make possible. Integrity and Respect. Ownership and Accountability. Ingenuity and Passion. Together, we do amazing things in a human way.

Voice of Our Team


Nathan Lazo, Process Engineer
Matt Deese, Systems Engineering Manager
Sonika Hada, Technician
Cornell Cannady, Technician
Mike Bergmann, Director of R&D

A Great Job Isn't All We Offer


Performance Based Compensation

Annual Bonus

Paid Parental Leave

Adoption Assistance

Referral Bonus

401(k) Match

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

On-site Cafe (Durham)

On-site Fitness Center

Award-Winning Wellness Program

On-site Physical Therapist

Ergonomic Evaluation

Health Benefits

Life Insurance

Family Care

Leave of Absence & Disability Coverage

9 Paid Holidays

Vacation

Educational Assistance

Training & Development

Internal Promotion

EV Charging Stations

Sustainability Programs

Employee Assistance Programs

Finding Your Fit


Our opportunities allow you to explore your interests as you build a rewarding and successful career. Learn more about how we align your academic specialty with our career fields.

How We Hire


Our Commitment to You:

We recognize that searching, applying, and interviewing for a new career is an important and often time-consuming undertaking, one that takes effort, focus, and persistence. We appreciate your interest in Cree and believe in a smooth, efficient, and transparent process for all candidates.

Cree has one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. We think that's at least partly because we're thoughtful about considering skills, experience, passion, and cultural fit in making every employment decision. Certainly, it is important for you as an applicant to set your own criteria and ensure that Cree is also a good fit for you.

To promote a positive candidate experience, we offer the following guidelines and information.

Cree Career FAQs Candidate Bill of Rights

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