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I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time (More than 5 years)
PMC-Sierra has great people and products. They also have excellent processes around people and strong processes around product development. As a result the products are very high quality and consistently win awards for quality from their customers.
The only cons relate to historical earnings and performance of the stock. At the time of writing both are a little flat however this may change quickly in the future as the company has excellent prospects. The reader may easily form their own opinion on this topic and can do so by consulting publicly available information.
Advice to Management
Keep going with the strong people and product development processes as these are both assets to keeping good people and making quality products. Continue expanding into new product areas to provide growth.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at PMC-Sierra.
I first met with a senior engineer and we discussed projects and we had some technical discussion. I felt that this interviewer was merely trying to feel me out. Next, I got interviewed by three much younger engineers simultaneously. These guys asked me to explain LNA and PLL circuitry on the white board. I think it's safe to say they grilled me. Finally, the engineering manager interviewed me. He also grilled me a bit on PLLs and VGAs. The interview was challenging and highly productive.
- There was a PLL block diagram on the white board that I drew earlier for previous interviewers. The engineering manager pointed to the diagram and asked me to tell him about the functionality. 1 Answer
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For PMC-Sierra, success is all about networking. The company develops and markets some 730 semiconductor products designed to support the Internet infrastructures of corporations and enterprise clients, as well as the communications networking equipment industry. Its controllers, mappers, multiplexers, processors, switches, and transceivers are used in laser and multifunction printers, servers and storage devices, communications infrastructure equipment, and fiber-to-the-home equipment. OEM customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, EMC, HP, Huawei, and ZTE. PMC-Sierra sells ...