Atmel Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Atmel President and CEO Steve Laub
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Pros
  • Good Work life balance you have all the time to achieve your personal commitments and goals (in 13 reviews)

  • Easy jobs, relax working environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management levels treat everyone beneath them as slightly unintelligent, unworthy peons (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor progression for employees except maybe at senior management level (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atmel full-time

    Pros

    proactive and great HR team

    Cons

    upper mgmt. could be more transparent


  2. Operator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Operator in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Atmel (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good job.

    Cons

    Slow downs and internal promotions lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Promote team work


  3. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Atmel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very open work schedule. Get your work done whenever as long as it gets done.

    Cons

    Moral is not good at this time

    Advice to Management

    Fire about 1/2 the VP's. They are not adding value, just sucking money


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  5. Maintenance Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compressed Work Week allows for a lot of time off to pursue other interests in life / spend time with family and friends.

    Cons

    Management (as with most companies) is interested only in squeezing the last penny out of everything they do. No real concern for employees. Shame that companies have forgotten that their success is attributable to their employees and not just to the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your company success is directly related to the performance of the rank and file employees. Create more opportunities for the employees that are driving your success.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It's both GOOD & BAD

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - CWW (compressed work week for fab personnel) - Benefits - People

    Cons

    Aging company, aging equipment, aging processes, aging management. This company's tech is obsolete. There have been too many higher-ups here for too long, stuck in their ways and won't move forward. There was once a future for this company, but it never made it past the foundation that was poured. If they would put a little effort and update their facility I bet they would attract some more cutting edge and "future" business. - Extremely difficult to move up or get promoted in this company. The only way to do this is to leave the company and come back.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the future, look ahead & move forward. Listen to the people beneath you, the workers in the fab are the back bone of your company, don't turn your back on them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Atmel (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with.

    Cons

    Work only culture, no fun. Company doesn't care about work life balance. People don't have a sense of urgency for deadlines. a lot of politics


  8. Helpful (4)

    Mixed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atmel full-time

    Pros

    Great products; lots of smart employees.

    Cons

    Management style; inability to profit off great products; lots of departures; stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and empower the great people you've hired; stop micromanaging; improve and streamline internal processes.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Atmel Cheats In "Release and Agreement"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Atmel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Atmel Corporation has a lot of market oriented product lines.

    Cons

    Atmel Corporation gave 2 different copies for employees to sign Release And Agreement during Exit Interview. The 1st copy for employees to review and sign. The 2nd copy for employees to sign and keep. The 1st copy stated that employees will have several months additional pay plus several months Cobra coverage. Most employees would not read the 2nd copy because they were told, "These 2 copies are the same." I swapped the papers because the 2nd copy stated 2 weeks additional pay only. Atmel Corporation is such a sneaky employer, especially under Perlegos management.

    Advice to Management

    Do NOT cheat any ex-employee. Pay them back what they are entitled.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Average company, average pay, average work load

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atmel full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, company is more focused of late, not the lowest paying company

    Cons

    very top heavy, benefits never tickle down to employees, no appreciation of any kind, no challenges, management wants to keep all money for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring executives, hire engineers instead!


  11. Atmel Review

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Atmel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people, team players, not micro-managed.

    Cons

    Depending on your position you may work lots of hours.



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