QLogic – Taipei
QLogic Taiwan is looking for excellent verification engineers to join a growing team responsible for full verification flow from… QLogic
QLogic – Ramat Gan
Develop device driver for next generation of high speed network and storage device controllers in the server and cloud market. The work invloves… QLogic
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I worked at QLogic full-time (More than 5 years)Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEODoesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Great opportunity to learn more about how Data Center services work. There are lots of friends that can be made at this company. Salary is above average with reviews/raises every 6 months. But one thing you will really get out of all of this is knowledge of how data centers work with Fibre Channel Technology.
It was hard for me to write those pros as there are significant cons to working at QLogic. 1. There is no growth in the company. When you're hired for your position, you're hired there until retirement or laid off. I have been told that I would get promoted, have a team, etc. only to be disappointed in the end to be notified that the company goes in another path and I'm stuck at the same position. 2. Benefits aren't the greatest. The company match on 401k is abysmal at best. Stock isn't the greatest either. 3. Path of the CEO. I can't stress this one enough. H.K. Desai was the father of our company before he passed away recently. The boards appointed a new CEO after Simon stepped down in Prasad. Prasad preached about QLogic 2.0 this and that. How things are going to change. Earlier in the year, the QLogic marketing/sales team acquired technologies and business from both Broadcom and Brocade. This was to open up new opportunities in QLogic, revenues, etc. And this was the case until May 2014 when the CEO (Prasad) let go of one of the best innovators and revenue driven employees, also the one that orchestrated the Broadcom and Brocade acquisitions. At the same time, Prasad launched a 10% workforce layoff. Come mid June, Prasad's 3 month plan to launch QLogic 2.0 was looking to be in jeopardy, but he still tried to make the groups that were needed to make 2.0 happen. However, one day out of the blue, Prasad turned Bi-polar and decided to cancel 2.0. This also created another 10% workforce layoff. Here is the shocking thing, HR and Prasad decided to not calculate the layoffs, but rather play Russian roulette with the employees at QLogic. You are basically treated like a number here. I'd understand if the workforce layoff was calculated to remove employees in areas like redundant positions. But this wasn't the case.
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I honestly don't know what to say at this point to Management. Everything is cloak and dagger at the company. Promotions are non-existent period. Bi-polar decisions are causing people their jobs for no reason. H.K. would have never allowed this. Decisions within this company could be done much better. But the knowledge I got from QLogic I will take with me to the grave. It's great knowledge. And like I said, it's like graduating from school to something bigger and better. So just like QLogic used me as a number, i'm going to use them by applying all their knowledge into my next job.