GigOptix

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GigOptix Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
6 Reviews
2.5
6 Reviews
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Avi Katz
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  1.  

    Decent job, moderate pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GigOptix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively understanding management, personal attitude, spells out work policies clearly. They are willing to negotiate with your needs regarding salary or hours, though it is a bit of a process. Online time keeping is a plus, though they don't really care what's on it, unless it's less then expected hours.

    Cons

    Not always organized on work needs or requirements, pay is low for industry unless you negotiate with them. Resistant to change archaic methodologies even when the benefit is clear and the need is great. There is a lot of soft pressure to stretch yourself too thin, requiring you to take a hard line with them. Tend to keep you compartmentalized, limiting personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company looks organized from the top, but lacks a lot of managerial infrastructure for people on the bottom. The management culture is one that favors appearances far more then substance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "AVOID !!! GO OTHER CO."

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at GigOptix full-time

    Pros

    NO Pros for this company

    Cons

    " Just make money for AVI., just blame employee."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please need to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GigOptix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    RF Experience, learn a lot from this job.

    Cons

    Too much work load and no move up because small company

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company to work for but needs to give employees to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at GigOptix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, vacation, high tech company that is the heart of Silicon Valley

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow; small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a chance that will increase employees morale and productivity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The worst company I worked for all my 25 year's career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Optical Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Optical Engineer in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at GigOptix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people there are very knowledgeable and friendly

    Cons

    Management style is very poor: a lot of overtime work for free including weekends, frequent giving promises and subsequent breaking them, saving money on necessary things like equipment and spending money on frequent "work-related" travels of upper management; not respectful attitude to employees, including threatening, yelling, rude words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find different job for yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at GigOptix

    Pros

    There are some interesting technologies here

    Cons

    Gigoptix is a terrible place to work. It's a culture of blame with the single goal of making money for Avi. They are overly careful about spending money and lack simple perks like coffee. They also are reluctant to purchase the neede test equipment. There is very little cooperation between employees and everyone tends to stick to themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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