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Atmel is changing, but is it improving?

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Atmel

Pros

Great technology. Exciting department. High growth rate. Colleagues are great.

Cons

All decisions made abroad, local management have no authority, local decision-making suffers from this.

Atmels management seems to be a "satisfy shareholders"-management. No wrong in that, but combined with the short-term thinking I think Atmel will suffer.

Atmel also fails in their employee policy. Many sites/offices around the world, maybe not always American policy is the correct one locally.

At the moment, during this big restructuring period, management not able to convince employees that they will succeed. Are they positioning Atmel for sale? Reduce cost seems to be the only goal, strategy seems very short-term.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to make decisions, give feedback and stick to a strategy. Big bonuses to management when the company is struggling and employees salaries are low, is not a good thing.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Ingénieur de design. Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Ingénieur d''études  in  La Saulce (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur d''études in La Saulce (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    De l'extérieur : la marque et une entreprise high-tech qui en jette.

    From outside: Brand name and good looking high tech firm.

    Cons

    De l'intérieur :

    Les méthodes et procédures sont dépassées.

    la politique de recrutement locale est collée aux lignes directrices de l'entreprise.

    Pas de perspective d'évolution, faîtes ce pour quoi vous êtes embauché, pendant des années et des années...
    La mobilité interne est un bon terme dans les réunions de communication mais n'est pas pratiqué.

    Les responsables opérationnels sont limités en terme de compétences (designers il y a 10 ans) et de responsabilisation.

    From inside:
    Methods and processes are out of ages.
    Local HR policy stuck to corporate guidelines.
    No job evolution, do what you are hired for, for many many many years.... Internal mobility is a nice word in communication meeting but no facts.
    Operational managers limited in term of skills (designers 10 years ago) and empowerement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possède une réelle politique RH. Prend soin de motiver les employés. Permet la mobilité interne.

    Have true HR policy. Care about employee motivators. Allow internal mobility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A company with great potential

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Many interesting growth segments in microcontrollers including IoT

    Cons

    Struggling to streamline and be more efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sound strategic decisions instead of short term band-aids

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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