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Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
129 Reviews
2.8
129 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work life balance you have all the time to achieve your personal commitments and goals (in 13 reviews)

  • Good people and an easy going 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great company to be part of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atmel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The most striking thing about working here is the team of people they put together. The overwhelming majority are highly motivated in their positions, so it's easy to be highly motivated in mine. It's not a competition, it's a team effort. Yeah, that's cliche, but it's true here and I don't know how else to express it.
    It is an engaging and personally challenging (in a good way) place to work. The team is "light," meaning you'll carry more responsibility and work load. I find this professionally satisfying.
    Salary is competitive and there is a decent incentive plan.
    Company values are excellent inside and out.
    Senior management clearly sends the message it is accessible. They are open to hearing ideas and implement the good ones.

    Cons

    As mentioned in the pros section, work load and personal responsibility here are high. Don't work here unless you will commit to the job. The balance between work and disconnected personal life is "OK." Atmel is far from being a start-up, but there are start-up tendencies in Atmel. We're regularly introducing new product and entering new markets. Although Atmel can be thought of as a world class semiconductor company, it is on the small side in that category. That too causes various "all hands on deck" moments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project scheduling could use some work, but I've found that true of most companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atmel

    Pros

    To have a good career development.

    Cons

    I didn't find the downsides of ATMEL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    great work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atmel

    Pros

    great work. relaxing enviroment w flexible working hours

    Cons

    work a lot. no lunch provided

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  5.  

    I have worked at Atmel for more than 10 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Professional, Defect free parts to customer, shipping ontime

    Cons

    i can not find cons of Atmel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Well Managed, Well Positioned Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Management is focused, having in recent years reduced its number of different pursuits while building upon those which Atmel is most competitive in. Quarterly all-hands meetings allow everyone to see and understand management's intentions in the marketplace, and those intentions appear well-founded to me.

    Cons

    About a year ago we moved into a nice, new building, but with 8 stories (whereas the old building had only 2), one no longer runs into many peers, unless specificially seeking them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work; the worldwide recession is easing, and I'm convinced that we're in for many strong years, ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    hardworking bright people, strong value, low politics

    Cons

    not enough systems work still too manual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    engage more with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Driven, challenging but still keeping work-life balance

    Cons

    Some office politics. Although didn't effect me, but I could see some other people involved with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufactring
    Current Employee - Manufactring

    I have been working at Atmel

    Pros

    Good hours and pay is good.

    Cons

    Layoffs can be a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good products, Good Facilities, Good Intrastructure

    Cons

    weird managment
    bad communications
    lack of decisive direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair Employer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Atmel Response

    Nov 25, 2014hr

    Thanks for your feedback. We encourage you to share your ideas with your leadership team to help us make continous improvement.

  11.  

    Firmware in Atmel R&D

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Atmel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good and sound people to collaborate and work
    Average salary

    Cons

    the Infrastructure could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Atmel Response

    Nov 25, 2014hr

    Thanks for your feedback. We are always striving towards continous improvement in our infrastructure to enhance our employees' experience at work. What we have achieved so far would not have been ... More

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