MediaTek

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MediaTek Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
90 Reviews
3.7
90 Reviews
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M.J. Tsai
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Probably one of the highest paying entry level software engineering jobs in a domestic company in Taiwan (in 5 reviews)

  • Great team, good pay, and the projects are very challenging (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The working hours is very long in this company (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Aggressive, focused with a sense of urgency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    strategic planning followed up by an aligned and focused execution with a sense of urgency and discipline.
    Strong position in mobile, CE space and China/emerging market shares put the company in a good position to invest and grow.

    Cons

    big company bureaucracy, could be conservative, slow and complicated in the decision-making process, especially towards relatively new or the opportunities 2 years out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I ever worked at MediaTek less than a year

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MediaTek full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good office building & location

    Cons

    1) Long working hours; 2) no balance between life and work; 3) politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Nice exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MediaTek

    Pros

    Small teams . Great comaderie , Get chance to work on mobile platform

    Cons

    Less known company though rapidly making its mark in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work culture at the company is quiete intense so this needs to be taken care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    US site has very little visibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaTek

    Pros

    opportunities to work on advanced technologies

    Cons

    no work/life balance; no career advancement in the US site

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company over all speaking

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaTek

    Pros

    lots of challenging opportunities in the company

    Cons

    not a very big company

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at MediaTek full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the compensation is decent, both financial and time off. The bonus program is based on performance and there are bonuses twice a year.

    Cons

    Independent work is impossible. All project decisions are driven from their head quarter in Taiwan. Accomplishing anything requires a significant amount of time spent in late night conference calls and travel to Taiwan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility for local projects and decouple these projects from headquarters

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Design Engineer/Manager II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Design Engineer/Manager II in Austin, TX

    I worked at MediaTek full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    growing company with a good upward potential to work for

    Cons

    new in Austin not well established yet, but growing team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open - provide more training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IC Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IC Designer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at MediaTek

    Pros

    good pay and benefits at mediatek

    Cons

    stock fluctuates a bit so have to be patient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
  10.  

    It was an OK experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior, Software Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Senior, Software Engineer in Woburn, MA

    I worked at MediaTek

    Pros

    We were given opportunity to explore new technologies with reasonable time and expectation.

    Cons

    The feedback from the senior managment about each project are not very clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need not clear direction about project roadmap.

  11.  

    Aggressive young company may be fantastic at HQ, but much less satisfying in US

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at MediaTek

    Pros

    Huge bonuses. Focused company. The Taiwanese (HQ) management is excellent. Number one in every market they play in. Aggressive and successful.

    Cons

    Commitment to US sites is questionable. Many engineers in HQ are not interested in working with us. No opportunity for career advancement as all new hires are supposed to be industry veterans (~25 years of experience). Local issues with morale, attrition, staleness of ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a vision that shows value to company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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