Allegro MicroSystems

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Allegro MicroSystems Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
17 Reviews
3.0
17 Reviews
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    System engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    worldwide best hall sensor expert company

    Cons

    very stable good enviroment. and good work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good - some political company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Product engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems

    Pros

    Good management; fair work opportunities;

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules; moderate/below average pay

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    Great company for work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time

    Pros

    I have worked in the NH design center:
    1) Hours aren't as intense as in competitors. You are asked to work harder during peak periods, but in general pace is a tad slower.
    2) When things go wrong, projects get delayed, company asks how it can help you rather than beat you over the head.
    3) Company isn't public, nor bleeding edge, so attracting talent is difficult. If you are talented, the company will do everything it can to retain you.
    4) Although this is group dependent, I found the people working there very personable and friendly.
    5) Great place to learn out of school or if you consider yourself "hot-stuff" and want an opportunity to lead.

    Cons

    1) Not a public company, not working on bleeding edge.
    2) Main customers are Japanese automotive manufacturers which are very demanding and scrutinize everything but the organization isn't sized correctly to meet all their demands.
    3) As in every company of this size, internal politics exist in the upper management. Not the worst I've seen, but if you're not in a core group or politically aligned group, can be frustrating.
    4) Company in general is reactive (and they do it very well) rather than proactive. You need to get a counter offer/threaten to leave to get good promotion or retention perks. However, if you do and you are considered talent, they are very aggressive about it.
    5) Their product definers are weak: they usually chase existing sockets rather than attack new ones. Rely on Field Apps for definitions rather than have separate product definers as in some competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general company tries to protect existing markets and poor at attacking new ones. Due to the automotive nature, very weary of innovation. May do well to have independent group outside of main system who's un-hindered by automotive mindset and process and can attack strategic business using new processes, bleeding edge packaging and trying new architectures. Probably will need to staff with people that came from innovative environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Does enough to keep you here, but internal politics keep employees from progressing

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close working relationships with peers, fair compensation, good atmosphere. Working in New Hampshire provides a calm and clean workplace and environment outside; and no income tax.

    Cons

    Promotions only come to those who threaten to leave, promises made are not always kept. A good company if you're looking for a steady paycheck and don't necessarily aspire to grow your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When considering organizational changes, try to involve those who are impacted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work atmosphere is great; some of the people are great to work with great personnel

    Cons

    Lack of room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and encourage your employees to seek challenge. Empowerment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very political..Very Hostile Working Inviroment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems

    Pros

    Most of employess are friendly

    Cons

    Very bad management. They don't value the employee hard work and contribution. All they care about is producing more products which don't work properly and which will require more service..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic. Listen to your employees. care more about product quality, it will pay off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    product engineer

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good learning place for fresh graduates

    Cons

    Low Salary. Low Benefits. Not much social life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more info with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Allegro has a good work atmosphere and if you can keep organized it ll pay you back.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, and the knowledge shared between Sr. And Jr. positions. Many employees are happy but it is obvious those who aren't and it shows in their work or interpersonal conversations.

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary, prioritization concerns, and lack of comparable reward for high-performance employees. There's no security to protect employees in the event where it's needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary is based on job pedigree, but high-performing or even above average performance employees are not compensated fairly. Working there for 4 years (now moved on) I witnessed underperforming and new hire employees making a higher salary than [me] a more experience and higher performing employee. Did you ever think that the reason for an employee to just meet expectations was because they were not compensated fairly enough? After reviewing salaries by job title, mine was not fair and so that's why I left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    in my opinion

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    Former Employee - Operator in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Operator in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its a good company ,theres great personalities ,good benefits

    Cons

    they need to take a closer look at the supervisors,not a good atmosphere,no laughing,attitude of superiors seriously need looking into

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do thorough checks of the people that are put in charge,they need to be weeded out,they wouldn't have morale issues if they listen to the employees,management is a joke

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    They hire H1 visa engineers now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, a lot to learn. Enjoyed working for them. But got replaced with an H1 Visa employee

    Cons

    If you are an engineer, you will be replaced with an H1 immigrant worker who will work for less. They hired for 4 H1 engineers and layed off 5 americans. Managers got promoted higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for that. American workers got let go already.

    Negative Outlook

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