MACOM Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Be prepared to work hard!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company, aggressive growth in the market. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Somewhat overstaffed at the Director level. Too many Chiefs not enough Indians! Some departments are overstaffed as well - i.e. HR, IT, Finance. Lots of people doing the same stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little people. We are below the Directors but above the mice. We matter too -communicate better with us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great people, with tons of experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MACOM full-time

    Pros

    CEO and Chairman are visionary and are making all the right moves to bring in talent and (re-)grow the company.

    Cons

    Benefits need attention if we are to attract and retain key people. Salaries and benefits are below par. 401k program is especially weak and needs fixing to be more employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on attracting and maintaining talented employees, take care of them and pay them well and they will do anything you can dream up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Two internships

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    Former Employee - Semiconductor Modeling Intern in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Semiconductor Modeling Intern in Lowell, MA

    I worked at MACOM as an intern (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Nice people. Not very creative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MACOM full-time

    Pros

    Workers have a desire to do the right thing. Generally friendly.

    Cons

    IT is almost fully outsourced. There is little support or proactive improvement of business systems. People are doing things manually, or simply because that is how they were told the system worked. There's no process to implement improvements and no one knowledgeable to make recommendations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on human resource development.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MACOM

    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
  7.  

    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 MACOM

    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
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at MACOM

    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
  9.  

    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 MACOM

    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

  10.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MACOM full-time

    Pros

    Good work and life balance.

    Cons

    None cons at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Extremely positive experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MACOM

    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

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