Micrel
2.6 of 5 21 reviews
www.micrel.com San Jose, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Good company with poor execution.

Director of Engineering (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Micrel full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice and friendly working environment.
A person can be involved in the entire design cycle starting from conception to product release.
Talented and smart co-workers.

ConsLimited upside due to tough business condition.
Though smart - relatively new and inexperienced design and marketing mid-level management.
Uses relatively older in-house processes which may not be a prudent approach all the time.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring a very experienced outsider as CEO who has new ideas and visions and will be able to balance vision and capability and lead the company to success.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very good working environment

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Micrel full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Flexible working hours and competitive people. High profile products and a… Cons: Headquarter located near the major freeways. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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CEO runs the company like a puppet show

Staff Design Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Micrel full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Good group of engineers working in the lower levels. The… Cons: Ray Zinn, the CEO, has kept the company from growing by chasing away too many talented people. He is reluctant to attract talent by pay… Advice to Senior Management: The CEO needs to retire. The company needs to put more money into R&D… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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