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Very challenging position with lots of breadth and high level of autonomy

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Current Employee - Facilities Manager  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Facilities Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Peregrine Semiconductor

Pros

- Pre-IPO shares of stock available as part of compensation
- Impressive efforts made by middle managers to meet ever-changing and conflicting demands
- Valuable and rigorous training program

Cons

- The amount of tension within the organization could be cut with a knife on some days
- The "strategic plan" highlighted in SEC documentation would go a long way if communicated to employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Read the Speed of Trust and practice the principles outlined in the book

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for Peregrine Semiconductor

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    I got that uneasy feeling prior to 60 days in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Peregrine Semiconductor

    Pros

    Mr. Cable and Mr. Reedy are cool guys from what I can tell. There are a few good ideas of how to run things here,a few more would be nice.

    Cons

    Feels like a minor league organization, there is this weird family feeling but it is a dysfunctional family feeling. Not my long term employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know what you want for this organization, start doing it. Don't let the $ steer so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career as a politician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Peregrine Semiconductor

    Pros

    Friday beer time (bring your own and they let you drink from 3pm-ish).
    You could get a good balance between work and life.

    Cons

    Politics matters more that technical or engineering contributions.
    Couple of wrong VP's in the wrong places are crippling the company with politics.
    If your game is good engineering, they will take advantage of you and play you down.
    If your game is politics, you have a very good chance to be successful with little or no engineering effort.
    Executive managers are ignorant to these issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real engineers will continue to leave and you will soon be left with politicians left and right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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