Integrated Device Technology Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • IDT is pretty flexible with work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good people who stick together and support each other (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Politics at senior management level, too many changes all the time (in 8 reviews)

  • There's know cross departmental communication across business units (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse culture with an emphasis on work-life balance, and a supportive environment that enables employees to grow and learn. Good campus location, and in-house amenities. The company is progressive and has leadership that thinks outside of the box.

    Cons

    The company does not micromanage people, you are responsible for job. For some this is not ideal. Self-managers are more suited to this environment.


  2. Great mid size company that has a purpose and culture to succeed

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medium size company, nimble, big enough to provide large company type operational excellence, very good benefits, excellent CEO/CTO/CSO. Manageable politicking, competent people, very good campus, vibrant culture, cafeteria and free gym. Executive staff very friendly and approachable. Unlike other companies where CEO hides behind six doors in a bunker, this CEO walks around and hangs out with "little" people and remembers their names. CTO is fantastic human being and thinks long term and big. He is the best CTO I have seen in my career. Sales organization is the best I have seen thus far. Company thrives on its good relationships with end customers.

    Cons

    Doesn't want to get into consumer market too much (except wireless charging) and too focused on its niche market segment (not a bad con, is it?) some groups are little "too" lean and risk poor execution and sometimes disappoint customers.

    Advice to Management

    Take more measured risks and remember "not all those who wander are lost." Cash in the bank isn't doing anybody any good. So invest in R&D and more strategic areas (automotive, as an example, is being disrupted so get in now). I think wireless charging efforts should be de-emphasized or unit should be sold altogether as it does not align with company's area of expertise. Buy bulk membership to consortia (IEEE, CPES to name few). All in all, bright people, bright future for this company.


  3. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I didn't realize how high stress and out of control life was at my last company until coming to IDT. The pace is fast here, but organized.

    IDT has recently brought in a fair amount of new leadership, including the CEO. I think that was rough for many people here, but it was completely necessary. The direction the company is taking now is great and there is a real sense that we have focused and achievable goals for the future.

    Cons

    IDT buys substandard laptops and workstation computers. Not for design as that is all Linux based clusters, but the Windows computers are awful. That might sound like whining, but it directly impacts how fast work gets done. I do see some signs of improvement here, but more work needs to be done.


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  5. Couldn't be happier

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    support learning and growth
    work with brilliant teams
    develop leaders from within
    stimulating work environment
    creating cool technology that makes a difference in everyday life

    Cons

    conservative fiscal policy means sometimes smaller budgets

    Advice to Management

    keep up the amazing work!


  6. Just don't stick your neck out and you will be fine

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sincere, caring leadership team and cool new products and roadmap.

    Cons

    Politics between the "old" and "new" cultures. Finger pointing between and within business units. HR is still old school despite some innovative new development initiatives. Feedback is often viewed as a negative.

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old, in with the new. Walk the talk.


  7. Manager

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company with great Sr. Mgmt. and people to work with. Setting high goals and having the right vision.

    Cons

    need to work long hours due to overseas communication.


  8. Staff Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice buildings, plenty of perks here and there. Work from home was really not an option but since the offices were nice, it wasn't a big deal.

    Cons

    HR is either dishonest or unqualified. Technical work was often directed by management bonus's, not by true market need.

    Advice to Management

    You are too far from your employees. You ought to consider "skip level" talks more. The managers right above me were lying about schedules openly--how did you not know that?


  9. Was a good internship place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HW Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - HW Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Less bureaucracy, good pay. Work life balance is good, efforts are rewarded.

    Cons

    Market in semiconductor is low. Not a good place to get attractive bonus.

    Advice to Management

    All management is impervious to layoffs. This needs to change as their are 20 year old employees contributing very little.


  10. Great energy and positive envirnoment

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really strong management team in place. IDT is headed great places, there is a vision for the company and the management team is good at articulating the vision to the employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of any specific cons, well run mid-sized company.

    Advice to Management

    IDT has well defined goals and growth strategy. Stay the course.


  11. A sense that good things are happening

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    After a rocky stretch, there is a sense that the company has hit its stride and is moving in the right direction. We are developing technology that is making a difference, and we are getting recognition for doing it. There is a sense of freedom and encouragement to create. Corporate office is a great place to be--it's a reverse commute, and the facilities are great (good cafeteria, gym). Good work/life balance. Lots of emphasis on supporting healthy living.

    Cons

    It's a pretty lean operation, which has its good side (everybody does lots of different things, days go by quickly), but also means you have to make a concerted effort sometimes to back away from tactical thinking to be more strategic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and keep pushing the team for excellence and growth, but make sure your employees know their efforts are very much appreciated. It can make a world of difference to your team and keep them motivated.



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