PMC-Sierra

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Poor discipline, long hours and job insecurity

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

I have been working at PMC-Sierra

Pros

Friendly people, willing to talk face to face. Technical experts willing to share with others. Doing technically challenging work, sometimes leading edge. Very good quality standards, and eager to maintain good customer relationships.

Cons

R&D design team does not respect other groups,rejects new ideas or approaches. There is no good sense of discipline, with frequent schedule slips. Designers mess up key features with no consequences. Dysfunctional behavior: confrontations, put downs, yelling in meetings or e-mails; but these disappear when talking face to face. A lot of churning through procedures and red-tape. Layoffs occur frequently, with no good reasons why. Very top heavy with management. International company but very Canadian centric, not open to other ideas or cultures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on accountability starting with the top VP, schedules and cost. Avoid acquisitions that are too expensive and take too long to pay off; much money was lost purchasing companies that never delivered. New CEO shows promise improving discipline, but culture is entrenched.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

103 Other Employee Reviews for PMC-Sierra (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    challenging work

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    Current Employee - Lead ASIC Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Lead ASIC Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    opportunity to wear many hats within technical discipline

    Cons

    understaffed projects resulting in long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your people

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too Bad the bubble burst

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer

    I worked at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    Very fair environment with interesting technologies and support

    Cons

    As with most, the hours can be long and there are often little amounts of down time between projects to get caught up with life. Our design center was one of the casualties of the "downsizing" efforts following the telecom bubble burst and recovery is still questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing forward!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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