Applied Micro Circuits
2.8 of 5 49 reviews
www.apm.com Sunnyvale, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Applied Micro Circuits Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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2.8 49 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

Applied Micro Circuits President, CEO, and Director Paramesh Gopi

Paramesh Gopi

(25 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    future of company looks promising. If X-gene hits..nothing like that.

    Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFreedom to learn and implement. good environment. new advance technology work.

    ConsIncrements are not good, attrition need to be addresses.Else people keep on leaving. Should go to college to attract new talent.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore focus of employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good colleagues, cut too many corners. way underpaid for Bay Area. Good pay in other locales.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy direct manager and colleagues. Allowed to self manage. Good customers. Interesting technology and applications.

    ConsStuck in same role, no growth opportunities. Unrealistic expections from the top management regarding timelines and without proper tools. Very understaffed and mostly poor equipment and facility. To stock holder oriented so top share grantees can cash out, vs. growing organically and bringing all employess to share in success. Too much money paid for aquisitions and their staff. Way too much off-shoring of jobs, not cost effective as imagined. Little output from many less experienced overseas staff. RIF's made by dept. with no consideration of ability or opportunity abiltiy to do other work on other products. Steady pace of lay-off's at least twice a year in America. Racially biased hiring and ageism justified by elimination of work need, but actually due to higher-cost salary without understanding, realizing or caring of senior skilled efficiency in many cases. This is causing others to leave as they see how arbitrary the firing of skilled people seems to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out who is really contributing, and don't just hire based on relationships instead of skills. This is mostly in reference to top level engineering managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Field Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsA place to learn about various cutting edge technologies. Friendly and helpful colleagues

    ConsNot too much career growth path. No annual salary increase.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company that is circling the drain, soon to close its doors.

    Senior Director of Engineering (Former Employee)
    Wilmington, MA

    ProsThere are still a few good people working there.

    ConsThe senior management has managed to spend all the cash on hand and will soon be taking the company into debt. Avoid this company at all cost unless it's a last resort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign and let some capable managers take over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just an OK company. If you are thinking of joing them; you can do better.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Salaries are very competive.
    - Medical Benefits are good.
    - Some other benefits are below industry average (no 401K match).

    Cons- Not very many advancement opportinities in the USA.
    - Resources are strained, so each group looks out for itself (silos). No teamwork.
    - Lacks organizational values.
    - Has a tendency to move out the goal line for 6 months to one year on many of your restricted stock grants about one week before you are supposed to receive the shares.

    Advice to Senior Management- Need to establish some organizational values.
    - Need to encourage and reward teamwork.
    - When you make restricted stock grants to high-performing employees for retention purposes, you should go through with the grants when the deadline arrives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was average.

    Global Logistics Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsMy manager was the best.

    ConsNo communication and no motivation

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unique products,nice people, centrally located.

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWell-established company with defined product niches & decent balance sheet puts AMCC among the lower-risk places to invest your time and energy.

    ConsFlip side of the Pros is explosive growth seems less likely. Maybe a buy-out candidate over time to better entrench a bigger company with some of key customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate or be bought out. (Or maybe both.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart people, interesting technology, frequent regime changes.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe rank-and-file and middle managers are some of the nicest and cleverest people around. Hours are flexible, benefits are pretty good. There's always something new to learn about.

    ConsMore than a decade of senior management turmoil has lead to repeated wholesale changes of direction with little to show for it other than nearly a billion dollars in cash spent and a lot of jobs off-shored.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK company

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsBe able to survive in this company

    ConsDon't do anything stupid or something else

    Advice to Senior Managementbe aggressive and the rewards will come

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stuff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosthe company offers flexible working hours, really good health insurance benefits, and you had the opportunity to do a wide spectrum of work

    Consthe company is medium sized , compare to large size company , it may has some disadvantages in terms of long term stability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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