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Once a great place - run into the ground by a combination of market circumstances and mismanagement at the top.

Principal Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

ProsDuring it's heyday Transmeta was a great place to work. Great group of talented people, great work environment, lot's of focus and sense of a common goal - designing a microprocessor. There were management opportunities. Managers were all very personable, helpful, and allowed the necessary space for people to get the job done.

ConsWhen Transmeta got out of the processor business and into design services, things went down hill. But they had no choice, as they weren't able to compete against Intel. Leadership was doing what it could, after not being able to succeed at design services, they got a new CEO and went into IP after trimming 75% of the work force. The new CEO really lacked vision anad he forced the company's visionary out, and that was the beginning of the end. Lack of vision during the last 2 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone - simply the wrong person for the job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a wonderful place to work before it collapsed

    Director Human Resources (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    I worked at Transmeta part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: The benefits and pay were very good. There was also… Cons: Transmeta was initially a darling of the financial community; however, over time with management and technology… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Good pay, spoilt company

    Marketing (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Transmeta

    Pros: Good pay for the amount of work, used to have… Cons: Never executed well, too many senior leadership transitions, cannot compete… Advice to Senior Management: Give money back to investors and close shop No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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