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a sweatshop with nice looking image outside

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Current Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

Pros

Great innovative products, its in the cutting edge of technology. Highly respected designers and industry leaders. Strong successfull company.

Employees are always wanting to suceed and only do right things for Maxim. Image outside the company has changed a lot with the rebranding. I think the marketing folks nailed it and customers are seeing a new Maxim

Getting help from a colleague is not a problem because everyone is willing to help if they find the time for you.

Cons

I hope they really do their best for their employees as well. All the icing outside only covers the still rotten systems working inside Maxim. Life work balance is non existence, HR shows they are making things better but you will never see their presence inside different departments - probably an employee will see them during new employee orientation, or staff meetings of the SVPs or perhaps they want to take a survey. They dont even walk around and say hello or check how employees are doing.

Blaming employees is still the trend, its never managements fault, because they are deemed gods not team players. When things go wrong it has to be someone 3 levels down the SVP level who is at fault. Often times you are expected to work very long hours to clean up mess by other groups who are "sacred cows" in the organization, you are not allowed to make any errors or overlook small details unless you are in the inner circle of the SVP. Its all about creating an image to protect your ass.

Business process are still broken, its all reactive to daily problems. Teamwork only works when everhthing is working well. But if something goes wrong expect to protect and defend yourself and hold on as the weak and those not in the inner circle are thrown under the bus. Thats the definition of teamwork for you.

Senior Management is often feared not respected, that is how things are getting done. Many employees execute in the fear that they will get beaten with a big stick. Not because they respect their leaders and will stand behind them whatever happens. Again, if things go wrong its every man for himself.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing, I have not seen any change before and not in the future. Maybe they need to read more books about running an effective organization. Perhaps "the connected company" by David Gray or "The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi" and maybe they learn something about motivating people

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    eda not good

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    Former Employee - Physical Designer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Physical Designer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    * eda is a common hub for all kinds of diverse products in the company . different challenges to learn , different people to meet and new techniques to learn in the tools.
    * good benefits

    Cons

    * dall eda has lot of politics in it
    * some managers are very poor technically. they lack the knowledge of what it takes to manage a technical team. Because they themselves are poor technical contributors.
    * some managers have lot ego issues, power struggles with other managers and host of attitude and personality issues.
    * this group has lot of very smart people due to disagreement with the invincible management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * dissolve dall eda management.
    * form a new management structure from scratch with new people
    * move some essential services to business units . BU management in maxim is some of the best in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Reorg'd to Death

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

    Pros

    Still lots of great products and talent from the Jack days. Big worldwide footprint. Nice new buidlings and reasonable equipment. Pay and benefits seem competitive

    Cons

    Acquisitions continue to underperform with no turnaround in sight. Heavy nepotism and cronyism in senior management. Counterproductive reorgs and layoffs every 18~24 months. Moral at rock bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more acquisitions. Start divesting them to rebuild the balance sheet. Stop reorging other than slowly and humanely eliminating the centralized organizations which are hampering the BU's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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