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3.7 219 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

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Vincent Roche

(16 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart people, great technology, work-life balance, located in greater boston area(in 29 reviews)

  • very talented co-workers, good working environment, good salaries(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Strong senior management, but very weak mid-level management(in 7 reviews)

  • Career advancement can be very slow - especially from entry level to mid-level mangement(in 6 reviews)

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    Layout Engineer (Current Employee) Wilmington, MA

    ProsProvides excellent opportunity to develop specific skills to keep you competitively productive.

    ConsNot working as part of any team, no incentives offered for extra effort. Work you like dogs with no piece of the pie in return.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the last reduction of the profit sharing bonus, you have brought the majority of your employees just trying to make it with today's economic challenges to their knees. It is with their blood, sweat and tears you profit. Know that people are miserable, productivity has slowed to a crawl and there is no gratification working here. Restore the profit sharing bonus to what it was and give the workers back something and restore pride to the workforce.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to learn, bad place to stay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Norwood, MA

    Pros- Good non monetary benefits package
    - "Small company" feel, despite larger size
    - Lots of opportunity for junior people to learn

    Cons- Pay package extremely low compared to nearby companies
    - Little focus paid on actually getting things done, and products into customers hands

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt seems that some parts of the company are milked as a cash cow, and the rest of the company is left to rot. The neglect of the less exciting product lines has led a once industry-leading technology company to be an also-ran in MEMS and digital chips. That's a shame, but it doesn't have to be permanent!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Digital design group in Norwood is not a very good place to work if you want to produce chips.

    Digital Design Engineer (Former Employee) Norwood, MA

    ProsFlexible schedule, excellent extra-curricular activities, smart individuals from who you can learn.

    ConsVery little opportunity for growth for younger engineers, especially in the digital design group. Senior engineers who have been there for a long time maintain too much control. Further, there is no sound design methodology to create products quickly. If you want to talk about smart things and do cool things without really producing any chips ... this is the group for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe mentorship style of senior engineers is more about musing philosophically about smart designs rather than getting to the simplest description that fits the question asked.

    As a young engineer I constantly had to go back to my office and decipher my manager's instructions. It was almost as if I was at a hard school (like MIT) and the teacher just decided to make the homework hard, because he wanted to. I could figure it out and did a good job there but I did not want it to be that way. I wanted to solve problems to make products work rather than create an entire scheme to address the problem simply because that scheme sounded cool. I had spent enough time in school. When you are in industry, it is more important to do the right thing than the 'coolest' thing.

    It is important that senior management realizes this if they want this group to succeed. And they need to adopt a mentorship style that allows younger engineers to take the weight off their shoulders. And that includes teaching them appropriately and giving them recognition for hard work and good work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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