Dialog Semiconductor

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Not what I envisaged

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Dialog Semiconductor full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Salary better than most competitors, offices are nice, some decent benefits.

Cons

-Very political and "cold", lots of back-biting.

-Processes take a long time (training, for one).

-Certain political players get all the good work and perks. Not good if not into politics - made me sick to see.

-They retain poisonous employees who are either no good at their job, sow seeds of discord, or are very adept at playing the political game. Definitely favouritism.

-Offices, while nice, are often lacking atmosphere.

-Too many trying to climb the greasy pole.

-Lack of communication in some offices.

-Munich & Austrian offices over-worked.

-Project management office treats you like a number.

-Reverence for 'top designers' but couldn't see why; I saw several design flaws I would have changed.

-Lack of interesting work for apps, design, and possibly other functions - heard this was particularly bad at Edinburgh site but can't confirm.

-Analogue & Digital design was almost non-existent - across sites there is a lot of grumbling about designers being used only for verification purposes; design skills die out over time so not a good situation for the employee.

-Personally, I left one of the German offices after just over a year for a LOWER salary at another company in Austria, but I'm getting better experience which will be of benefit in the long-run. Turns out money isn't everything.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management in Netherlands has no long term vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dialog Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere and friendly colleagues.
    - OK place to start and gain some experience, but not a place you want to work in for very long.
    -

    Cons

    - No long-term vision. Management is always one step behind trying to catch up with competition.
    - Low salary.
    - Bad cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to your engineers more often.
    - Reconsider better salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Big ideas, yet the proof is in the implementation

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Dialog Semiconductor

    Pros

    Power managment chips is a profitable business sector

    Cons

    like most companies of similar size training is tied to senior managers and can take time, I mean time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people some training and make sure they get it

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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