Over 6,000 global employees

64 countries represented by employees

$784,000 given to employee tuition over the past 5 years

Cree's Global Employees by Region

Our employees are valued and critical to our success. Cree is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer, and employs regular full and part-time employees, as well as temporary and contract employees as necessary. Get to know some of our great employees!

Cree offers a benefit package designed to promote the physical and emotional well-being and financial health of our employees. Unless otherwise noted, the following benefits are offered to all Cree US employees who work more than 30 hours per week. Cree employees working outside of the US are eligible for country specific benefits, which include statutorily mandated benefits and supplemental programs.

Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Flexible Savings Plans
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness programs
  • On-Site Cafeteria (Durham, NC and Huizhou, China)
  • Fitness Centers (Durham, NC and Racine, WI)
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement Program (All other Cree US locations)


  • Bonuses Based on Company and Individual Performance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (full-time employees only)
  • Employee Referral Bonuses

Education and Training

  • Education Reimbursement
  • On- and Off-Site Training Opportunities


  • Retirements Savings Plans
  • College Savings Plan

Time Off

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation) and Paid Holidays
  • Leave Programs (Parental, Military)

We are committed to offering an environment in which employees are ensured equal job opportunities and have a chance for advancement. Approximately 70% of Cree employees receive performance and career development reviews at least once per year and many employees receive one-on-one performance feedback on a quarterly basis. At Cree, we constantly strive to learn. We offer a variety of training and growth opportunities through onsite and offsite classes to support employee development, and reimburse eligible employees for specified job and company-related educational courses.

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