Magnum Semiconductor
3.0 of 5 14 reviews
www.magnumsemi.com Milpitas, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Gopal Solanki

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    Over all, it is a good place to work, with regarding to people and technology.

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsYou can learn a lot about video compression from algorithm team, if you are lucky enough to work with them.

    ConsCompany's directions kept changing which created all kinds of issues, especially time and money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good work life balance

    VLSI (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    Prosprovides a good work life balance

    Consmanagement mistakes in a tough market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fractured organization limits possibilities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsSome strong executive management, high end engineer's. multi-location experience

    ConsFractured executive team had departments fulfilling alternative goals. In fighting created waste of resources and lower morale. CEO temper was out of control, as were a few others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGut that executive team and bring in team builders.

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

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    Company not in growth anymore

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood health benefits, opportunity to have a good life Balance.

    ConsIs not a Company that will help you to grow. Many Directors and Managers in this company. Economically not stable since they are having too many shutdowns during the year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany needs a good sales representative and promote the company 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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    good to retire at Magnum Semi

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Prosgood coffee and good dinner

    Consno new product, why why why

    Advice to Senior Managementnew product development, please do it soon

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    Verification Engineer at Magnum Semiconductor

    Verification Engineer (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsWorking and dealing with cutting edge technology, recommended for all who interested in ASIC development and verification for video processing
    Good team spirit, nice work place

    ConsNot a good place to learn and for self development
    Projects and tasks are often changed and get different priorities

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not the most informative Senior Management

    VLSI Verification Engineer (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsClose to a big company environment

    ConsA company meeting was held, and it was informed that there weren't going to be any layoffs. Within weeks, a few were laid off.

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    design board for decode and encode video

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    Prosnice environment, nice co-workers to work with

    Constime for project is to short

    Advice to Senior Managementneed more organization

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    I really enjoyed the technical work at Magnum, but found some aspects demoralizing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChallenging technical work, good benefits, opportunities for increased responsibility/advancement, strong/friendly technical team, flexible work environment. I'd recommend working here with the caveats described below.

    ConsHigh turnover in some offices; scheduling issues: frequently need to reimplement keys software components because the schedules didn't allow time to implement things properly, business planning done without sufficient effort estimation from engineering

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet product out the door quicker by either hiring more developers or scaling down the feature list for each release. Continue investing development effort on a scalable software architecture which requires less effort to develop future products (i.e. minimize reinventing the wheel on each release). Listen to feedback from the engineering team regarding schedules. Take the time to learn from past mistakes.

    To remain a leader (to give confidence to customers and employees), invest as much as possible in newer technologies for products 2-5 years in the future.

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

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    A company with a lot of potential but currently wanting

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsA lot of interesting work to do. There are engineering opportunities to do a variety of positions and there is still a lot of good senior engineers that can mentor younger members.

    ConsToo many fires to put out. Staff is spread thin which increases stress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on localized engineering effort

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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