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M/A-Com Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
9 Reviews
3.4
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Two internships

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Semiconductor Modeling Intern  in  Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Semiconductor Modeling Intern in Lowell, MA

    I worked at M/A-Com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people at M/A-Com are very smart and hardworking, and I gained a lot from the people around me. The facilities were excellent for a semiconductor company. Good sized company in my opinion, not too big, not too small. I thought having a fab on site was an incredible opportunity for anyone involved in ICs, especially for process oriented engineers. Hours were flexible (even for non-interns), which contributed to a happy culture. For a military contractor this company is very relaxed without sacrificing productivity and growth. Another perk is that they let interns attend the company conference, which was a fun and informative experience.

    Cons

    As an intern it was sometimes hard to get work that was taken seriously. I spent a lot of time making work for myself, which, while enjoyable, may not have been the best for getting experience at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it relaxed but productive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Some departments are great - some, eh.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at M/A-Com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family-oriented, work from home flexibility, great benefits.

    Cons

    Nobody has any idea what HR does - not even HR. There's no job title consistency - one person can be a Manager of a Product Line, the other is a Product Line Manager. Lots of Directors, yet nobody seems to know of what. There are several HR people, but they all seem to pass the buck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better. Not everything needs to be a secret, especially if it effects people directly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great People, Good Process, Interesting Projects, Mix of High Tech and low Tech used in new and interesting ways.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M/A-Com

    Pros

    Interesting Work, Great bunch of people. Creative problem solving - Team effort - Massive opportunities possible for M2M, wireless and making components for various industries.

    Cons

    It's always nice to be paid more, but for the most part that depends on everyone's effort that they put in!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worse management I have ever seen

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at M/A-Com

    Pros

    Peers were great people. We helped each other but that was not recognize by senior management.

    Cons

    Promotions are given only to people who are really good friends with management or family members. Even if the manager sucks, they will keep them there because the GM has a personal knowledge with them. My last year there, our group exceeded our profits yet all the people on my group got nothing on return. The "Senior" leader on the other hand, got a promotion. Our "salary increase" the senior leader gave us added $7 to my paycheck. Several people on my group left because of this. Peers were great but management was not up to par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the people that deserve to be promoted. Not only your friends or family but the people that make that company work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoyed the team environment that was maintained by all stakeholders in the production and sales process.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at M/A-Com

    Pros

    Product innovation and creation was a priority and suggestions welcomed and rewarded. The benefits were on par with other companies its size. The people were hard working and team oriented. It seemed that everyone wanted to see each other succeed.

    Cons

    Not willing to take too great a risk.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good hands-on lab experience but job stability may be an issue

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lowell, MA

    I worked at M/A-Com

    Pros

    Got hands-on experience working in labs, rather than sitting in a cube. Got introduced to the field of RF which is interesting. Job was challenging and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Job stability, bad tuition reimbursement' programs, very dependent on the economy because sells radios to the state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    equal respect for employees

  8.  

    Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at M/A-Com full-time

    Pros

    Good work and life balance.

    Cons

    None cons at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M/A-Com

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on team building and team management

    Cons

    A Tyco company. Strong focus on bottom line and little regard for employee retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees and the bottom line takes care of itself

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    NA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M/A-Com

    Pros

    relatively small, engineering orientated, OK culture

    Cons

    career development is very much dependent on what group you are in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relatively small, engineering orientated, OK culture

    No opinion of CEO

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