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Too many changes with no clear direction to turn the company around

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Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

I worked at Intersil full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

nice facility, friendly coworker, competitive salary and benefit

Cons

too much politics, wasted money on the acquisitions, many layoffs, too many good people left

Advice to ManagementAdvice

except for power management and general purpose products everything must go

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    In one word if I want to describe Intersil, then it is "Confused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intersil full-time

    Pros

    Very few engineers for any projects, so the visibility is high

    Cons

    Bad acquisitions, bad management, just bureaucracy, nothing gets done really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up... hire the right talent, the people hired by intersil have lukewarm talent so that the management can keep their monopoly going strong. They are afraid to hire people who are realistic or really good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    New direction but can they compete in PMICs with generic turn-around template?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Intersil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - new management is very clear on their new strategy, all employees know the plan
    - most top execs seem to be solid
    - recent quarter results good
    - 401k

    Cons

    - cut back too far in sales, mktg and apps, manufacturing.
    - many good, effective people gone or RIF'd.
    - PMIC market loaded with heavy weights. How will they design right device, deliver on time in a very competitive area? It hasn't been that case the last 6-7 years.
    - putting all emphasis on hiring designers for PMICs.
    - CEO communication style is based on plan clarity but is definitely not a motivational-based leader.
    - still has some execs from old Harris days that need to be replaced with newer, fresher idea managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - focus more on sales support, you've cut back too far.
    - "design it and they will come" strategy will not work, need more than a bunch of smart engineers to be successful.
    - you're in Silicon Valley, quit acting like an old, stoggy IC company from the 90's and make working at Intersil competitive with other leading companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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