Microsemi

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Average place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Microsemi

Pros

Over the people at the company are pretty competent. Flexible managers, relatively good benefits. Small company, which means you need to interact with people from a variety of different departments, giving you the opportunity to learn a lot of things.

Cons

Work can get repetitive. Products don't seem to be going anywhere, and the company doesn't seem to be doing that well financially.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company needs a new direction. Going "green" doesn't really work when the products you are producing aren't competitive on speed or features.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You need to be friends with Upper Management to succeed here.

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineering in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Quality Engineering in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Microsemi

    Pros

    Reasonable business future.
    Fair pay for the job grades.
    Friendly workforce
    Good working hours.
    Climate control is good.

    Cons

    Nepotism and the "good ole boy syndrome" are the guidelines for Upper Management. The environment is definitely not conducive to a good attitude. The Corporate CEO has been documented in the news as having lied about his education and this lack of integrity flows right down the line into the Management of at least two of the U.S. Divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out on the production floor and mingle more with your workforce. You act like you are elite which alienates you from most of the regular employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Think very carefully before joining this company.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Microsemi

    Pros

    Very understanding and flexible about time off for personal reasons.

    Cons

    Business Areas do not take impacts to other business areas into account when creating new processes. Manual work arounds are common. Many cause problems in other business areas. Systems to support these processes are therefore jury-rigged and difficult to modify (or even understand in some cases). No one has the big picture from a systems perspective and IT, while expected to have a big picture, is considered a drag on any project, so is never told enough info to get the big picture. IT is also hampered by severe resource constraints.

    Finally, in recent years there have been so many mandatory shut downs (take vacation or no pay) that it is impossible for a new employee to accrue time off. Also, they do not match 401K.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give IT enough resources to be effective, and re-enforce support for IT by discouraging non-IT projects that impact multiple business areas. Encourage business areas to work with other areas PRIOR to business process changes and each area should step up to own thier own business data and how the systems they use represent that data and the associated business processes. NOTE: Enough IT resources means to have at minimum 2 resources(primary and backup) for each production system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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