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Experience has gone down after layoffs

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

I have been working at Actel

Pros

People are friendly.
Atmosphere is generally good.
Processes are good.
Employer has a good health plan and goes above and beyond for people with health issues.

Cons

Most of the growth seems to be in India
Management focus is divided between Mountain View and India and centers mostly on India
Feels understaffed after the layoff with some voluntary turnover after the layoff.
Okay for hardware, not a great place to work for software.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to get a better buy-in from employees to work with India because employees see it as nickel and dime cost cutting and not a good long term approach. Need better incentives to keep good software engineers because even though the economy is down, hiring for programmers has increased.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Actel

  1.  

    Used to be good place to work

    • 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

    I have been working at Actel

    Pros

    layoffs are over or so it seems

    Cons

    There is no room for growth as very few senior level people were let go during layoffs compared to beg-mid level engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    He is leaving actel in a few months...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Generally a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Actel

    Pros

    benefits are good
    work expectations are usually reasonable

    Cons

    not much room for growth
    management makes questionable decisions
    historically aenemic stock growth
    atmosphere of layoffs in recent quarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fewer nickel and dime cost cutting measures
    more performance incentives

    No opinion of CEO
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