Aptina Imaging Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Very good people, high degree of passion, but a little bit too unwilling to recognize weaknesses

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Aptina Imaging full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High caliber talent, strong commitment to winning. Management style definitely allowed people to be empowered and do the right thing. Generally accessible and open management style.

    Cons

    Pockets of incompetence or non-performance tend to not be addressed. Relatively out of touch with the market in terms of pay and benefits, and generally unwilling to do what it takes to retain top management.

    Advice to Management

    Understand where the weaknesses are and who to listen to, and don't be afraid to cut where performance is not adequate.

  2. engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aptina Imaging

    Pros

    great products fun stuff to work on

    Cons

    Managment really needed to get a grip

  3. Interview

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    Former Intern - Intern in Corvallis, OR
    Former Intern - Intern in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at Aptina Imaging as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is pretty chilled out

    Cons

    There is no young crowd

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young people

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  5. Great technology company

    Former Employee - Senior Design and Characterization Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Design and Characterization Engineer

    I worked at Aptina Imaging full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open culture to learn about imaging technologies

    Cons

    Poor execution and poor decision making

    Advice to Management

    Improve decision making process

  6. Summer Internship

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    Former Intern - Product Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Product Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Aptina Imaging as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work at, friendly people, amazing perks for interns including housing and good pay.

    Cons

    small company, the intern work may not be too technical, sometimes not related to field of study.

  7. Aptina Imaging Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Total Rewards and Systems in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Total Rewards and Systems in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Aptina Imaging full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aptina has been great. The leadership team is transparent and they have made decent business decisions getting us to a profitable state. The work-life balance is good and the new Wellness program has me paying closer attention to my health. With the recent move to a new building there are healthier options and a new cafeteria. Aptina has been a great place to work.

    Cons

    Aptina was recently acquired. Aptina should have a gym and other amenities for the workforce.

  8. Great company work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Aptina Imaging full-time (more than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aptina's work environment is good; it's very open, the workforce is very diverse and pleasant to work with. The products are great since you can evaluate their quality as soon as the products are done. Imaging is an interesting field that will continue to growth as more applications are found for imaging sensors and I think this company knows how to do them well.

    Cons

    The major concern is the management structure. The ratio of managers to engineers is too high. In the past, the vision and the strategy has not been clear. There has been also some lack of focus on critical projects that required the appropriate resources to make them successful. Compensation in terms of salary and bonus has been poor. Training is not well done. It is hard to get visibility in this company if you are not a manager or very high level engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should review the structure of the organization and make it a simpler, flatter organization where employees are all levels can make it a difference and gain the visibility they need to show their work.

  9. Don't work here as a temp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aptina Imaging (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personable staff that is longstanding.

    Cons

    Poor attitudes from staff. Runs with very few employees and no support.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring "temporary/contract" workers and then laying them off after a year for a job that still exists. It's illegal to continue to hire people only to lay them off to avoid paying them benefits. Further, a contract employee uses their own equipment which is not the case here.

  10. product engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aptina Imaging

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on exciting issues.

    Cons

    Poor advancement in growth and salary

    Advice to Management

    Employee satisfaction should be made as one of the main priority.

  11. good company to start with

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Aptina Imaging full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good and big company has some market share. has potential to grow in the next few years

    Cons

    need to get some more advanced products to keep its growth. salary is not high enough in sillicon valley

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