Actel
3.3 of 5 21 reviews
www.actel.com Mountain View, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Actel President and Chief Executive Officer Microsemi Corporation James J. Peterson

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Senior Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Actel

ProsMultiple product offerings that made customers to choose from.

ConsMultiple product offerings but more people to support would be great

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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Technology Development Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Actel

ProsThey had a ping pong table in the gym which was pretty solid. Oh and the free food they had at lunches sometimes. And drinks.

ConsThe company no longer exists. They had a poor environment. It was always depressing because people were getting laid off left right and centre.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop firing people. Its depressing. Pick a direction and go with it and go with the one thats going to make you money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Generally a good place to work

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Actel

Prosbenefits are good
work expectations are usually reasonable

Consnot much room for growth
management makes questionable decisions
historically aenemic stock growth
atmosphere of layoffs in recent quarters

Advice to Senior Managementfewer nickel and dime cost cutting measures
more performance incentives

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Hit by the economic downturn

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Actel

ProsFlexibility in work hours.
Great location.
Some interesting products and strategies to go after new markets.
Many smart and experienced coworkers.

ConsSlow moving.
Never seem to make any gains in terms of revenue/growth.
Company wants more done with less (several RIFs).
Offshoring a lot of engineering.
Future innovation seems questionable based on recent corporate decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has been fractured with the offshoring, morale is low, and you're in danger of losing key contributers when the economy turns around. If something isn't done to address this, I don't see a very bright future for the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Actel

ProsOver the people at the company are pretty competent. Flexible managers, relatively good benefits. Small company, which means you need to interact with people from a variety of different departments, giving you the opportunity to learn a lot of things.

ConsWork can get repetitive. Products don't seem to be going anywhere, and the company doesn't seem to be doing that well financially.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany needs a new direction. Going "green" doesn't really work when the products you are producing aren't competitive on speed or features.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK place to work if management likes you.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Actel

ProsNice shutdown time at holidays. Good pay.

ConsTOO MUCH HR INVOLVEMENT. They are everywhere and don't treat people well

Advice to Senior ManagementCut back on the HR presence. It's intimidating and people DO NOT LIKE IT. Nobody will tell you that but they do not like it! Be fair to the people who are loyal to you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's ok job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Actel

Prosgood ppl, good training, and ok benefits

Consno advancements, too many incompetent ppl

Advice to Senior Managementprovide some real training and not treat employees like they are garbage.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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