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Good company

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Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer

I worked at Atmel

Pros

Good package and salarie, low workload
Relax working style, felxile working hours
friendly colleagus and good working environment
suitable for fresh graduated from schools

Cons

poor management
very stressful especialy during peak season
reduce headcounts but increasing workload
not easy to get promotion chance
bad communcations between staffs and senior management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to staff comments, be fair and be reasonable
pay less to senior management, fire useless guys
hire more people to work instead of just taking money
concentrate to work on mcu product rather than doing financial stock tradings

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work but poorly managed

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at Atmel

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers were fun to work with. It was nice working in a group that had both hardware and software engineers to see how a rea lproduct all fit together.

    Cons

    There was virtually no executive leadership or vision. My immediate management was just as frustrated by the lack of direction. Sales and marketing support was so bad that our engineering management basically had to sell our products on our own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Produce a clear vision of what you want to do and explain to engineers what you expect from them in terms of revenue targets in order to keep their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not recommended. Taking a job here is a big gamble. You might like it, but you more than likely will hate it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atmel

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedules. Several people arrive after 10:00 a.m. every day.

     - Fun people (in certain departments). Sales, in particular, seems to have a fairly cool team of people pulled together.

     - Occasionally the company's stock actually ticks upward, and with a 365-day average price of about 4 bucks, even a small bump means a fairly nice return on your ESPP investment.

     - Not particularly demanding. Many people are completing the minimum amount of work possible to retain their jobs, and nobody seems to notice / care.

    Cons

    - Not particularly demanding. Assigned work is boring.

     - There is absolutely no knowledge sharing whatesoever. The Company puts shockingly little emphasis on knowledge transfer. The learning curve is extremely protracted here, because it's like pulling teeth to get others to share what they know.

     - No teambuilding events. Makes it hard to get to know others and build camaraderie.

     - Second-tier talent pool. And yes, I realize I'm swimming in that pool too. What can I say? I made an error in judgment when I accepted this job offer. Learn from my mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've heard speculation that part of the reason nothing ever seems to get better at Atmel is because management wants to sell Atmel and ride off into the sunset with a huge pile of cash. Perhaps. Regardless, the current culture is one of stagnation. Talented people don't put up with stagnant environments for long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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