MIPS Technologies
3.0 of 5 11 reviews
www.mips.com Sunnyvale, CA 150 to 499 Employees

MIPS Technologies Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
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MIPS Technologies President and CEO Sandeep S. Vij

Sandeep S. Vij

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Senior EDA/CAD and Technology Engineer (Former Employee)
    Oeiras (Portugal)

    ProsIndustrial grade environment. Performance Driven Team.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit is a high tech company.

    ConsMIPS is a small company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive

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    Interesting company

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

    ProsMIPS was a really technology oriented company.

    ConsNow, MIPS was aquired by Imagination

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more clear future milestone of MIPS Processor core and architecture enhamncement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting, but bit stressful experience.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect folks more.

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

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    Great working environment, but weak management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementExecute integration of the two companies well and make sure that our voice is heard in the new combined company.

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

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    Not that great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosflexible work environment for employees.

    ConsNo clear vision by management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to show a clear vision.

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    Fast paced

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

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

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsEmployees 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.

    ConsMIPS 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

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    Strong technology, lack of leadership to define winning strategy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsMIPS 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.

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementGood luck to the new combined company!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

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

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