Integrated Device Technology
2.9 of 5 62 reviews
www.idt.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Jeffrey McCreary

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The company is also excellent for someone wanting to have a positive work life balance"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Excellent work environment, people and management"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Uncertainity in senior management, risk associated with new products"
    in 8 reviews
  • "The company has struggled to find new products to grow the company to the"
    in 3 reviews
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The company is best in class for many of its products. New executive management seems on track to bring prosperity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Integrated Device Technology

ProsThis company truly cares for its workforce. Nice campus, great cafe, professional gym and many other amenities. Prosperity is beginning to grow. Above average benefits too.

ConsIn the past, keeping focus on a common charter. The company could invest more in company get-togethers and should continue to boost employee morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay on track

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's ok.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIDT is pretty flexible with work/life balance.

ConsUpper management won't make necessary decisions. Company is tight, won't spend money where/when needed. Pay is not that great.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more competitive with salary to retain top talent. Needs better structure and direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Downhill since 2009

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery nice campus in south San Jose

ConsI worked there for 4 years. The senior leadership team was generally very immature and lacked ability to lead. I saw VPs that would not be able to operate at a Director level in any other company. High level of entitlement, arrogance, etc. When Ted Tewksbury joined as CEO, the politics increased, and you saw even more title inflations without the corresponding capabilities. While they talked about being conservative with expenses, the execs were spending significant money to knock down walls to expand offices and reconfigure incremental square footage because one VPs office was smaller than his neighbor's.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great until Starboard raided the company and sacked the CEO

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExciting projects; ambitious people; decent pay.
Visionary ex CEO Tewksbury. Starboard ousted him and his team.

ConsOnce activist raided the company, many talented people were laid off.
Business units putting out great products were closed or sold.
Interim CEO McCreary was a creep. Preyed on women.
Wireless power group = Iranian Mafia.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to regain the new business and new product edge dulled when
activist forced sale of business units.
Need to hire talented people who don't engage in politics.
Reign in Iranian Mafia.
Stabilize company and staunch exodus.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experienced leadership is sorely lacking

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time

ProsThere are some very passionate people working at IDT. They come into work everyday focused on making a positive difference. The company is also excellent for someone wanting to have a positive work life balance. Easy to work from home or flex your schedule to accommodate life's changes.

Cons- most of the executive/senior leadership team are "B" players (at best)
- constant reorgs, restructures, layoffs, and divestitures
- no consideration given to how all of continual changes impact morale and productivity
- talk the talk but not a walk the walk culture

Advice to Senior ManagementThe new CEO needs to take a good hard look at the executive leadership team and determine if whether he has the right mix of talent to move the organization forward.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Investments cut to the bone - Activist shareholders forcing into harvest mode

Marketing (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time for more than a year

ProsDedicated employees struggling to keep things moving

ConsResources cut to nothing, archaic data systems, abusive management

Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck losing the shareholder chokehold. Without investment in new technology there is no hope.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Abandon Ship

Regional Sales and Marketing Management (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis will take a lot of digging since I couldn't think of anything positive about the company

ConsExecutive culture is Byzantine with firewalls within each business unit; the Analog and Power Division missed all product launch milestones and market windows due to incompetent project and design management. Previous claims about design leadership in wireless power are all in the gutter due to post-launch product flaws.

There has been already an exodus of senior level sales, marketing and applications personnel since December 2013 that is a clear indication of a sinking ship.

Advice to Senior ManagementNew CEO needs to fire all his direct reports and start fresh with realistic goals sans OMG market forecasts provided by incumbent GMs'

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging, Customer-oriented Environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Integrated Device Technology

ProsFast-paced workplace environment with constant focus on the customers' requiements.

ConsSome impact on "free time" since all schedules are fast-paced.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake hard business decisions and stick to them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall it was a good company, but it has its bad points

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe pay was good. There is a cafeteria and a gym on-site. The CAD and IT support was some of the best I have seen.

ConsI often ended up working evenings and weekends to satisfy managers. There was a lot of pressure to get things done according to schedules. It is difficult to design a project on a schedule, because we rarely know what to expect. Ted Tewksbury left as CEO a few months ago; now they have an interim CEO which has created a lot of uncertainty,

Advice to Senior ManagementWireless Power definitely appears extraordinary, even magical, at trade-shows, but I doubt that they will sell as many as they expect to. I think that the plug in charging systems will always offer higher efficiency at a lower cost.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, slow paced

Product Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood work life balance. Fellow employees are understanding. Presently consolidating the business but not sure if this will succeed

ConsLow pay, stock is going no where. Lot of employees not happy with the direction. Feel like they have limited say. Reviews not very efefctive

Advice to Senior ManagementLook into career paths and salary

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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