Actel Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
22 Reviews

3.4
22 Reviews
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Actel President and Chief Executive Officer Microsemi Corporation James J. Peterson
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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Supervisor  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Actel full-time

    Pros

    The people working there were friendly, nice environment, good management team.

    Cons

    Trying to keep up with the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Actel

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actel

    Pros

    It's like a family business so you know most people you work with. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited career advancement and leaders are lack of vision for a profitable company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make profit

  3.  

    big family

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Actel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice people, open opportunity to pursue side projects and learn

    Cons

    slow management decisions, and incompetent managers gets away with many mistakes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Engineer - great culture and place to learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actel

    Pros

    Lot of experienced engineers, strong accepting culture

    Cons

    Hardware focused and can sometimes be unaware of software difficulties

  6.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actel

    Pros

    Good place to learn things

    Cons

    Would contribute more if there was recognisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  7.  

    Fantastic workplace, smart people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Actel as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    -Nice people
    -Friendly atmosphere, everyone knows each other, even CEO
    -On site gym

    Cons

    -No real downside, brought by Microsemi by all things stayed same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Actel

    Pros

    Multiple product offerings that made customers to choose from.

    Cons

    Multiple product offerings but more people to support would be great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  9.  

    It was good.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Actel

    Pros

    The work environment is good

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth oppurtunities

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Tested eNVM.

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    Former Employee - Technology Development Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Development Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Actel

    Pros

    They had a ping pong table in the gym which was pretty solid. Oh and the free food they had at lunches sometimes. And drinks.

    Cons

    The company no longer exists. They had a poor environment. It was always depressing because people were getting laid off left right and centre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop firing people. Its depressing. Pick a direction and go with it and go with the one thats going to make you money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Experience has gone down after layoffs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Actel

    Pros

    People are friendly.
    Atmosphere is generally good.
    Processes are good.
    Employer has a good health plan and goes above and beyond for people with health issues.

    Cons

    Most of the growth seems to be in India
    Management focus is divided between Mountain View and India and centers mostly on India
    Feels understaffed after the layoff with some voluntary turnover after the layoff.
    Okay for hardware, not a great place to work for software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get a better buy-in from employees to work with India because employees see it as nickel and dime cost cutting and not a good long term approach. Need better incentives to keep good software engineers because even though the economy is down, hiring for programmers has increased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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