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Growing company with exciting future

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Inphi full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Growth, momentum in key industries, brilliant people and nice to work with as well. Terrific job content.

Cons

Stress of growing company as we scale - but mitigated by the future growth potential

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it up!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Where to Kill Your Engineering Passion

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Westlake Village, CA

    I worked at Inphi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a good selection of free snacks and drinks most of the time and free lunches are provided either once or twice per week - I think it was twice, although that might have been reduced in order to save cost. Either way they did provide food pellets for their employees who were treated almost exactly like rats.

    Cons

    This company is really nothing more than a managerial pyramid scheme. Engineers are seen as pawns to be used to help fabricate their manager's fictitious relevance. All commitments are scheduled completely by the marketing executives with no pushback at all from engineering managers. Any input from actual engineers is neither sought nor desired. Engineers are forced to work the longest possible hours and as many weekends as possible - with no concern about employee's personal lives AT ALL - in a completely misguided view that the way to solve the problems created by the unrealistic project schedules is to work the antiquated engineering procedures longer. Any attempt to update the procedures gets gridlocked due to a combination of the short-sighted views of the managers and the completely unworkable project schedules. It's always the same thing - "We don't have time to try the correct way of designing this so let's go ahead and do what we've ALWAYS done here ... we'll fix it in the next version." Of course when the next version comes, it's more of the same. As long as the manager can brag about forcing his team to work more hours than should realistically be needed he (the manager) is seen as a superstar by his superiors. I'm actually surprised that engineers aren't asked to punch timecards at Inphi - it would make it easier for managers to brag to each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's only a matter of time that continuing forward with way outdated engineering procedures is going to catch up with this company. Management needs to develop a longer-term view and realize that time needs to be scheduled to allow for modernizing engineering implementations. Burning out engineers by forcing them to complete projects with the current inefficient techniques is not the way to keep good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Inexperienced technical managers.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inphi

    Pros

    Lots of fruits, soda, juices, and snacks. So many conference rooms and visitors offices. Friendly technical and office managing staffs.

    Cons

    People with no or little experience are running the show and making technical decisions! Lots of noise and blaming other teams, parties or departments for incompetency. Delusion of big success and climbing the hierarchical ladder. Not a place to build your career. Soon you'll find a reason to leave. Young engineers are here only to build a portfolio and then join a better company.
    No methodology to root cause product failure issues and carrying those problems to next generation.
    The pay here does not reflect the high cost of living in Bay Area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. Micromanagement doesn't work. Take responsibility.

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