MIPS Technologies Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014
11 Reviews
2.9
11 Reviews
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MIPS Technologies President and CEO Sandeep S. Vij
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  1.  

    Interesting, but bit stressful experience.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, challenging positions, use to be very flexible on work hours.

    Cons

    Stressful relationships for some, questionable product, perhaps too short sighted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect folks more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong technology, lack of leadership to define winning strategy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    MIPS has a legacy of very efficient RISC CPU architecture, with a business model of licensing IP cores or architecture licensing for further customization. The people at MIPS are intelligent, and with proper leadership and a well defined strategy this could be a much more rewarding place to work. Benefits are good, and perks such as bagels, fruit deliveries and Friday beer bust are nice.

    Cons

    Company needs to decide whether they are niche company or broad based. Integration into Imagination Technologies will help add resources and additional budget and hopefully improve accountability across the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck to the new combined company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at MIPS Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good brand name, good history. Customers like MIPS architecture and want to be loyal to it.

    Cons

    Horrible executive management team. Constant infighting. No one is responsible for anything - no accountability. CEO is in way over his head. Uncompetitive product line - doesn't meet need of customers but engineering, who defines products, doesn't listen to customers and, instead, tries to tell customers where they are wrong. No vision. No strategy. No goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They already sold the company. For new management, learn about the CPU market and issues and establish a vision and strategy before mouthing off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great working environment, but weak management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at MIPS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great team players
    No politics
    Everyone works well together
    Leading architecture for consumer electronics
    Will be great company post acquisition (announced publicly)

    Cons

    Lack of vision and execution from CEO (addressed post acquisition)
    Sometimes NIH attitude or adversity to change creeps into decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute integration of the two companies well and make sure that our voice is heard in the new combined company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    CEO loud without vision or IQ

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at MIPS Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    MIPS has a great brand name and was a pioneer of the yesteryears.

    Cons

    CEO has put together a crony team. His neighbors and friends. He is on holiday most of the time and brags about his parties and his vacations. Throws all the locations out. Also a name dropper. He has no vision and keeps talking about we have a soul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the CEO and fire the executive team and get someone hands-on in here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not that great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at MIPS Technologies

    Pros

    flexible work environment for employees.

    Cons

    No clear vision by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show a clear vision.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at MIPS Technologies

    Pros

    MIPS was an exciting place to work due to our broad customer base, including consumer electronics, industrial, and other uses.

    Cons

    MIPS is always living in the shadow of ARM and Intel, so we constantly kept vigilant to retain our hard earned sockets.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good engineering driven company with prestigious history and results looking for a winning market segment to ride on.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at MIPS Technologies

    Pros

    Employees have solid reasons to feel proud that they are working at MIPS. The company is a leader in licensable embedded CPUs that enjoys market share success in many vertical segments. It delivers a very high quality IP product for its hundreds of announced customers. Its engineering team is exceptionally knowledgeable in their specialties. The newer embedded CPU architectures push the envelope of multithreading, high performance, low power consumption and price. The engineering deliverables system is efficient and the licensing sales/marketing team exhibits good teamwork and high productivity.

    Cons

    MIPS culture values individual knowledge and information above other values that are perhaps even more important to group success, so from time to time, there seems to be the tendency to take too long to gather everything, "know everything" before going ahead on a promising opportunity. There is little tolerance for not knowing the answer to perhaps minor points. When knowledge is valued so highly, the behavior exhibited is just to avoid the perceived organizational/career risk.

    It needs to be relentless in overcoming the common false perception that its major competitor's embedded CPU offerings have lower power consumption per area of silicon compared to MIPS offerings. This is not supported in fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try more things, be more flexible, adopt some opposing viewpoints that may point to areas of criticism/discomfort or places in the past that were failures and face them without defensiveness, step up and catch up. Be real and present to subordinates. Be more accessible.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting company

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    Former Employee - Vice President Japan Sales & Japan Country Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Vice President Japan Sales & Japan Country Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at MIPS Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    MIPS was a really technology oriented company.

    Cons

    Now, MIPS was aquired by Imagination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more clear future milestone of MIPS Processor core and architecture enhamncement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior EDA/CAD and Technology Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior EDA/CAD and Technology Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Senior EDA/CAD and Technology Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)

    I worked at MIPS Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industrial grade environment. Performance Driven Team.

    Cons

    MIPS ABG suffered several in depth changes since Chipidea aquisition that required a lot of profound adaptations from his employees.

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