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Current Employee - Senior Analog IC Designer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Analog IC Designer in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

Simple management and easy going culture around

Cons

more vision needed for management and busiess execution

Advice to ManagementAdvice

see above comments

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    ESPP is probably the only reason to stay

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    -The ESPP plan is set up to very easily to be buying stock for 50% of its current value. This only works with the stock being volatile, so you're hoping for the company to tank every few years.
    -Once you prove yourself as competent, you can successfully interact with other people in the company outside of your group. Until then, you're basically on the outside of the club.
    -Schedules aren't too strict (except when business is bad and the CEO stands in the lobby seeing who comes in when and giving them grief; Not exaggerating, this actually happens) and you can actually use your vacation

    Cons

    -The company is run very cheaply. Everything basically has to go through the CTO
    -Talent is very spotty, some good people, more really bad people, and a bunch of people in the lower to middle range
    -Company is absurd with getting information from other groups. Have heard many times, "that's proprietary"
    -The company keeps a lot of the people who actually do work overseas in China or Taiwan. This makes things very difficult for those who don't speak Mandarin to get information, especially because most of the overseas "co-workers" won't give you the time of day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Drop the nepotism. Seriously.
    -Broaden your horizons for people to hire. Bringing everyone here on an H1-B visa or picking them from Aptina/Micron doesn't really bring in the kind of outside thinking that would actually help the company.
    -Purge the people that don't actually do anything. Have the Bob's go through and say "What is it you say you do here?" You'll get rid of a bunch of dead weight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-so

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies

    Pros

    Many projects to do. You will not be bored. Salary is in-line with industry. Company is fairly generous with bonuses and stock grants for a publicly-traded firm.

    Cons

    Projects poorly planned so regularly miss schedule. They will often try to salvage things by throwing more engineers at the job but the result will be 50-50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could use less bureaucracy and paranoia about employees stealing from you.

    No opinion of CEO
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