PMC-Sierra Reviews

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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
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Pros
  • good benefit, good working environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Work life balance, friendly working environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is bad, very bad (in 5 reviews)

  • No respect work wise and new ideas (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great place to learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technically excellent people with engineering driven teams.
    Experienced at VLSI development using experts across geographic locations.
    Management is extremely technical having grown through from engineers.

    Cons

    Long hours and condensed schedules. Same as the rest of the industry. Not much work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Get a good market foothold in Flash and build it out into a core technology.


  2. Best work place, Good work culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver Performance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Driver Performance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very encouraging place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  3. Great work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office environment. Co-workers. Communication of direction. Technically challenging.

    Cons

    Narrow focus so riskier than a big corporation.


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  5. Awesome Entry Level Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It would be hard to believe that there is a better company for college grads, especially ones interested in design work. If you show the ambition and capability, you get to work on very cool things at PMC. As an entry level product development engineer, I worked on design projects that I never had thought I could. My friends at Broadcom and Qualcomm are so envious of my work. Some asked me to help them get a job here.

    Cons

    We work very hard and long hours. Salary is good but could be better - one of my mentors tells me of extreme salary compression once you have worked here for many years.

    Advice to Management

    I have worked here for almost 3 years. I noticed that our management is very conservative. They are afraid to take risks. Their bigger brother peers (Broadcom, Qualcomm, etc.) are heavily involved in consumer semiconductors. PMC chooses to stay away but I think our revenue suffers from this in a big way.

    TAKE SOME CHANCES - we are really smart engineers!


  6. Great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1.Chance to work at lower system levels.
    2. Lot of opportunities to work in different technology.
    3. Great lab facilities.
    4. Nice people.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention yet for now.


  7. Amazing company, amazing people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Validation Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Intern - Validation Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced, growth, good people, make a difference everyday, small company

    Cons

    no health benefit program for working out, no toast masters club


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great to be a part of exciting team. Very good company to bring your potential out.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team. Great working environment.
    Very good understanding manager.
    Very High learning environment

    Cons

    Relatively a lower package compared to what other companies offer but is not really a con when you are liking the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Absolutely nothing. Great Management


  9. It was a good co-op experience, would recommend it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at PMC-Sierra as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got a chance to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Would have preferred if there was more mentorship provided.


  10. Firmware Engineer Coop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer Coop in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer Coop in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Kind co-workers with nice environments, including cafeteria and gym. Greate infra/system to learn technical skills as a coop student.

    Cons

    Nothing specially negative. You need to be "people person". You must know how to manager your time in the independent environment.


  11. Awesome place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work atmosphere
    Good pay
    They really take good care of their employees
    The performance review system is very fair & tranparent
    Fast Paced Development

    Cons

    tape out time is always hectic :-)

    Advice to Management

    Great India Team management , dedicated management team , they value employee and work both equally.



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