Microchip Technology

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Worked as principal engineer

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

I worked at Microchip Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Flexible work hours, bonus pay good for upper management and sufficient for regular employees, stock purchase plan, quarterly updates directly from CEO

Cons

Pay and 401K lower than most companies in the same industry, company operates very lean which requires long work hours, products on older manufacturing processes usually 1 or 2 generations behind the competition. Operating systems to run the business are low budget.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend more money on system operations.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work out of college

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot (if you're in the right role, try to get in vertical markets or specialization in a protocol)
    One of the best companies in the industry
    As an applications engineer, you get to wear many hats and get to work with most divisions across the company
    Applications is the best division to work in
    Travel to cool places internationally
    Safe. Don't think they've ever laid off outside of the fab
    Can easily work 35-40 hours a week
    Upper management knows what they're doing

    Cons

    It's really hit or miss for which boss you have. Try to get a boss that's younger. I feel bad for saying this, but the older ones there are mainly because they've just been there for so long.
    Cubicle forest
    Depressing colors, little natural light
    Mediocre cafeteria food (It's monotonous)
    Not a lot of young people
    Promoted based on how long you've been there more than on merit
    Slow turnaround for projects, you'll be working on a product family for more than a year
    Not a ton of vacation. Start wtih 2 weeks.
    Average to below average pay
    Decades old technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously need to clean house in some areas. It's a lean company which I can respect a lot, but it's not very efficient when you have a lot of inept people
    Need to focus more on merit vs time at company
    Culture is a big focus, but it's such a bland and boring workspace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful open culture and great team spirit

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company values its employees and guiding values are truly practised. Senior management is easily accessible and environment is open for innovation, continuous improvement and progress towards becoming a market leader. Lots of new opportunities as the company grows both organincally and through acquisition.

    Cons

    None really to note here since I have had a truly wonderful experience at this company. Most employees give it over 100% of their time and if that is a problem then this may not be the place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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