Atmel – Why Work For Us?


Create Products that Are in Your Everyday Life

Today, we're one of the market's largest suppliers of microcontrollers. Our touch technologies are in some of the world's most popular smartphones and tablets. The automotive devices we create are found in almost every car worldwide. And we're poised to redefine industrial design with our flexible touch sensors. These are just a few highlights from our story so far.

Our story ontinues to unfold into even broader market areas, and everyone here plays an important role in defining each chapter.

Are you ready to make a difference? If so, Atmel would like to hear from you.


One Team. Six Continents. Infinite Possibilities.

Come Join Atmel!

Are You a Thinker? A Go-Getter? A True Problem-Solver?


Do some of your favorite childhood memories involve taking things apart, just to learn how they work? Are you thrilled when you can find the perfect solution to a touch challenge?

If your answer to these questions is "yes," then you should consider career opportunities at Atmel.

We are a dynamic, inventive company. We don't stop asking why. And we won't stop until we find the answers.

Our diverse team of talented and creative employees drives our success. We work hard and have fun along the way too.

At our core, we're a technology company. We make microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. With dedication in our hearts, we create solutions that enable unlimited possibilities for our customers.

If you value passion, integrity, teamwork, achievement and accountability, we want you on our team.

Take a look at our current openings, and see where you can make a difference.


Atmel University

Are you the type of student who thrives in classes where you're asked to solve problems, big or small?
Do you enjoy teaming up with smart, talented people?
If so, you should consider internship and job opportunities at Atmel!

Visit our Career Site for the latest employment and intern opportunities.

Atmel Reviews

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    A great company to be part of.

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    I have been working at Atmel full-time (more than 8 years)


    The most striking thing about working here is the team of people they put together. The overwhelming majority are highly motivated in their positions, so it's easy to be highly motivated in mine. It's not a competition, it's a team effort. Yeah, that's cliche, but it's true here and I don't know how else to express it.
    It is an engaging and personally challenging (in a good way) place to work. The team is "light," meaning you'll carry more responsibility and work load. I find this professionally satisfying.
    Salary is competitive and there is a decent incentive plan.
    Company values are excellent inside and out.
    Senior management clearly sends the message it is accessible. They are open to hearing ideas and implement the good ones.


    As mentioned in the pros section, work load and personal responsibility here are high. Don't work here unless you will commit to the job. The balance between work and disconnected personal life is "OK." Atmel is far from being a start-up, but there are start-up tendencies in Atmel. We're regularly introducing new product and entering new markets. Although Atmel can be thought of as a world class semiconductor company, it is on the small side in that category. That too causes various "all hands on deck" moments.

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    Project scheduling could use some work, but I've found that true of most companies.

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    When I first phone screened with a recruiter, seemed like a great place to work, growing company and fast paced. Was brought on site and was highly disappointed as I met with 2 people from HR, an HR director and HR "business partner" both that were on their PHONES during the interview, texting and talking. Found it extremely rude and unprofessional as half the time I had to stop talking or they weren't paying attention and asked me to repeat myself.

    One of the most unpleasant interview experiences. Being in the onboarding process in HR myself, I find it very displeasing and I'm sure for others as well for Human Resources to do. Never got an email follow up or call if I got the job or not. Either way, not a company I would work for. After talking to them, they seemed very flustered and disorganized.

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Atmel Awards & Accolades

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Winner of the Semiconductor & Electronic Components Award, TechAmerica Foundation, 2011
Application of Electronic Technique Best Product Award, China's AET Magazine, 2010
New Electronic Product of the Year, British Engineering Excellence Awards, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (ATML)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Atmel Corporation is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions... More

Mission: To be the preeminent supplier of embedded control and user interface solutions by delivering innovative products and services that provide the highest levels of customer... More

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