PMC-Sierra
3.3 of 5 92 reviews
www.pmcs.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

PMC-Sierra Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
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3.3 92 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang

Gregory S. (Greg) Lang

(46 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work. Get a good market foothold in Flash and build it out into a core technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best work place, Good work culture

    Driver Performance Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsVery encouraging place to work.

    ConsNothing I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Roseville, CA

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

    ConsNarrow focus so riskier than a big corporation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Entry Level Company

    Product Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsWe 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 Senior ManagementI 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1.Chance to work at lower system levels.
    2. Lot of opportunities to work in different technology.
    3. Great lab facilities.
    4. Nice people.

    ConsNothing to mention yet for now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing company, amazing people

    Validation Engineer (Current Employee)
    Roseville, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

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

    ConsRelatively 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 Senior ManagementAbsolutely nothing. Great Management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Firmware Engineer Coop

    Firmware Engineer Coop (Former Employee)
    Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    ConsNothing specially negative. You need to be "people person". You must know how to manager your time in the independent environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

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

    Constape out time is always hectic :-)

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat India Team management , dedicated management team , they value employee and work both equally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great people and very professional

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Herzliya (Israel)

    Prosprofessional methologies,great people, good conditions

    Consmy bussines unit was closed

    Advice to Senior Managementi have worked there for only 8 months, so i dont have any inputs for them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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