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Strong engineering community, strong leadership, great opportunity to grow professionally

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at MaxLinear

Pros

MxL is not afraid to take big risks -- in technical decisions and in people. I've gotten the opportunity to do things here I was not able to get elsewhere. Smart decision-making, technical mentorship, and humility are valued as much as technical virtuousity. Barriers between teams -- analog IC, digital IC, systems -- are low. Opportunities to learn are plentiful for those who seek them out. As a new grad, you will quickly get the opportunity to work on circuits that will end up in successful products.

Cons

This is not the easiest gig in town. Like being part of any team with high performance and high standards, you'll be surrounded with people who want to succeed and make great products. It is not always easy. However, as the company has grown, there is much more modulation -- downtime after tapeouts, "normal time" between projects, opportunities for technology development. Even during the difficult times, I've gotten support from my managers and peers to take care of personal needs and family issues when they come up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on building and training stronger middle management to support the designers in the trenches. This will help new grads develop and cope with the fast pace and aggressive goals.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for MaxLinear

  1.  

    Intense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at MaxLinear

    Pros

    Desire to win
    Confidence to execute

    Cons

    Work life balance, compensation, benefits

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work for workaholics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at MaxLinear

    Pros

    For those who dare challenge here is the place to work.

    Cons

    Pretty sad to see management lack of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in your employees by rendering them assets, instead of liabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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