Actel

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Hit by the economic downturn

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

Pros

Flexibility in work hours.
Great location.
Some interesting products and strategies to go after new markets.
Many smart and experienced coworkers.

Cons

Slow moving.
Never seem to make any gains in terms of revenue/growth.
Company wants more done with less (several RIFs).
Offshoring a lot of engineering.
Future innovation seems questionable based on recent corporate decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company has been fractured with the offshoring, morale is low, and you're in danger of losing key contributers when the economy turns around. If something isn't done to address this, I don't see a very bright future for the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Actel

  1.  

    Good place to work, family atmosphere and open communications.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    John East, CEO, is very approachable and knows all employees by name. Respect for management and employees. Competitive pay, Management encourages work life balance. Great work location and a fabulous gym. Awesome college internship program.

    Cons

    Average career advancement. Technology not very exciting. Hit hard by recent economic downturn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have stronger vision.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Over the people at the company are pretty competent. Flexible managers, relatively good benefits. Small company, which means you need to interact with people from a variety of different departments, giving you the opportunity to learn a lot of things.

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive. Products don't seem to be going anywhere, and the company doesn't seem to be doing that well financially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs a new direction. Going "green" doesn't really work when the products you are producing aren't competitive on speed or features.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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