Inphi Reviews

Updated April 30, 2014
Updated April 30, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company with exciting future

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

    I have been working at Inphi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth, momentum in key industries, brilliant people and nice to work with as well. Terrific job content.

    Cons

    Stress of growing company as we scale - but mitigated by the future growth potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be careful what you promise

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    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Westlake Village, CA

    I have been working at Inphi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to home. reasonably good pay.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the management. Marketing seems to drive the engineering schedule and that is not a good thing. You can't realistically commit to a tape-out 6 months in advance when you know that you will run into problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push the customer more. Don't commit to unrealistic schedules. You know that you don't have enough horsepower to do the job, so don't over commit. Some customers aren't worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management by stress

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer - Validation  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer - Validation in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Inphi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good stock appreciation. Good benefits including ESPP. Growing business. Nice office and working place. Lots or perks: drinks, free lunches.

    Cons

    Not an enjoyable place to work. The management is based on pressure and stress. The manager is pushing all the time. Extreme micro management. Manager requests reporting in real time. Not efficient vision of future. Long boring meetings that sometimes last more than 2 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the slogan of the company from "Think fast" to something else. Forge a new company culture. Make a motto for the company clients rather than for the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company with a lot of potential, very agile, fun to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inphi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very sharp people, exciting new products, success driven culture, aligned with all the right industry trends

    Cons

    Company is going through growing pains, needs to move faster on some initiatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has a lot of opportunities, need to scale to capitalize on these

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of work while credits goes to chines gang.

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    Former Employee - PMTS  in  Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - PMTS in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Inphi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work for InPhi

    Cons

    Engineer will be blamed if things go wrong and you don't get credit if the project is successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Credit must go to the right place not the circle of friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst company I joined

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Inphi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lot of food, challenge digital project.

    Cons

    Engineers are not treated fairly and managers are strong political players. Most are Chinese and India there. have to work almost seven days and 10 hours per day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chaos

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

    I have been working at Inphi full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some good technology, some good people and good food somtimes.

    Cons

    Terrible management! can't attract people coming, under staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of employee's satisfaction!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    attractive place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Design  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Inphi

    Pros

    challenging projects, clear goal to get in some market

    Cons

    need to be more aggressive in certain projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more open communication

    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    All work and no play makes jack a dull boy

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Inphi

    Pros

    new learning opportunities, 2 lunches per week :)

    Cons

    stagnant career growth especially if you are not in management
    not competitive salaries/compensation
    expected to work very long hours. Sometimes even on week-ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have a 360 degree feedback system. Feedback is always one sided during review time (top to bottom) which makes it unfair sometimes

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk averse, can't make decisions

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Test Engineer

    I have been working at Inphi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers, always something new to learn, and never any shortage of work to do. Lots of variety and basically never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Overall it seems the culture here is very risk averse. It is extremely rare to try new methods, even if they have the promise of greater returns. It is very frustrating at times to see old methods engrained here forever with no chance of change. There is an aura of arrogance when interacting with other companies. Senior engineers and management are sometimes downright abusive to outside suppliers. There is a lack of interdepartmental coordination and team projects are very difficult to be productive or successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of risk and to try new methods and ideas and foster this trait to the entire company. Follow the golden rule and treat others and suppliers like you would want to be treated. Listen to new ideas instead of just shutting them down due to perceived risk since they are new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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