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Challenging work - Some 'older' groups are very static and offers no room for promotions

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Atmel

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Hi-tech touch and avr products. Make sure that you end up in one of these groups.

Cons

Some 'mature' groups that offer no opportunity for promotions.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The laid back culture ensures a less stressful workplace, but means lower pay & a slower pace of internal growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atmel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Less stressful. Does not feel like a rat race. 2. Nice people, engineers. 3. Great location for commuters etc. 4. Lots of old timers 5. Less politics than other companies.

    Cons

    0. No clear career path or performance plan for employees 1. Poor pay, unless you are a new executive 2. Until recently, there was very poor vision & visibility for engineers regarding technology 3. Lots of old timers means things don't progress as quickly. Organizational inertia. 4. Poor communication between groups

    Advice to Management

    1. Show a clear vision to your troops. 2. Pay and treat your engineers well. Your engineers will ensure your success, not your executive staff. 3. Start a mentoring program, a career leadership program...something to boost your employee morale and show them a career path at Atmel


  2. Helpful (4)

    Very basic compensation and benefits. You drive your own career development. Management needs much improvement.

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Calamba, Laguna (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Calamba, Laguna (Philippines)

    I have been working at Atmel

    Pros

    - opportunity to experience development activities - travel opportunities to other company sites - relaxed environment, depending on counterparts and operations being supported

    Cons

    - very basic benefits (health/HMO, meal subsidy) - cafeteria service is awful - less organized project management - cost-cutting policies are insulting - most employees come from mid-to-low ranking schools - less competitive colleagues, not challenged to excel

    Advice to Management

    - provide better project and people management - revamp employee benefits - improve on food and cafeteria service - hire decent people with pleasing personalities


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