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Very bad place to work for

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Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at PMC-Sierra

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

PMC was not a good place to work in. Too much politics . Sr Management was pretty incompetent. Most of the good work was controlled by people in Burnaby

Cons

Too much politics
All the good work moved to Burnaby
Managers were bad at schedules.
Though smart engineers,good process etc

Advice to Management

Don't concentrate all the work in Burnaby
Give competitive salaries
Middle managers need to be better at scheduling.
More foresight.

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  1. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. challenging work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead ASIC Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Lead ASIC Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity to wear many hats within technical discipline

    Cons

    understaffed projects resulting in long hours

    Advice to Management

    trust your people


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