Microchip Technology

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Microchip Technology Reviews in Chandler, AZ

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
125 Reviews

3.4
125 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Empowerment, great people, challenging work, some flexibilty in work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Great work culture, Provides technically challenging work and great work/life balance (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Hectic Work , Low Pay ,No Innovations (in 6 reviews)

  • The technology here is very outdated and are not challenging or cutting edge at all (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, great people, great CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Microchip is one of the positives. It allows employees to be empowered to do their jobs at a high level and to make decisions that allow the company to succeed. Most of the people there work well together for the common goal of making Microchip the best it can be. The CEO communicates very well and does a lot to help out the employees. He tries to make it like a family and does a good job of it.

    Cons

    The HR department seems to have forgotten the guiding value "Employees are our greatest strength". I would have given the company 5 starts if it weren't for them. They let people go at the drop of a hat and before they do true due diligence. Even managers and people who have been there for a long time are not immune. Beware of HR there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor your HR department. They should be getting rid of the bad ones and keeping the good ones. I think they have it backwards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Microchip Technology Response

    May 8, 2014

    Thank you for your review of Microchip. We really do appreciate your feedback.

    As a representative of Human Resources, I would like to respond to your statement about letting people go prior to
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  2.  

    Basically satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Co-workers are all very nice.

    Cons

    Nothing is really exciting here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    relaxed and low stress, good for someone who is seeking work life balance and don't care about growth and promotion.

    Cons

    not much room to grow, slow or no innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management talks too much about culture which is really not reflected in lower levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Work/Life Balance Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Great work/life balance company, relatively flat organization, easy access to top executive managements.

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive. Limited or no yearly merit increase and bonuses despite net revenue positive every quarter over the last 20 years. Very pathetic company contributions to 401K plan. Limited upward career opportunities within the company.

    Perks (business class/economy premium flights, great bonuses, walled offices, etc) are reserved to management team despite company preaches employees are the greatest assets and org charts places individual contributors on top and managers at the bottom (upside down org chart).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Improve company's contribution to the 401K plan.
    2) Reinstate yearly merit increase.

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

    Working at Microchip was amazing. The CEO kept employees first, that was the companys motto

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Yield Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Yield Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Experience, Work-life Balance, Location

    Cons

    Small location, Cafeteria, On campus activities, lack of gym, older structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Microchip Technology Response

    Jan 24, 2014

    Thank you for the great review! I wanted to let you know that we do have a gym on site here! Please come down to Human Resources for details.

  7.  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Very amazing work-life balance and thats the biget advantage to work here. team has a good environment to try new technologies and develop your career path.

    Cons

    Stuck to a traditional way of working, need to take some risks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best semiconductor companies to work for!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineering  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Design Engineering in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Great work culture, Provides technically challenging work and great work/life balance. Company has a sound financial base with 94 quarters of successive profitability. Executive management runs the company very well.

    Cons

    Microchip is not the cutting edge company for advanced process nodes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience in a well run company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    1. Well-run company: financially secure
    2. Innovative R&D efforts push envelope of existing technologies

    Cons

    Innovation speed challenged by cost sensitivity concerns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Employer

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits Package, Flexible on working time. The culture of the company is great where the supporting staff make sure that employees come first.

    Cons

    some of the things that could be improved with the company is to update the technology that they are using within the company,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Microchip Technology - A Great Place to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Best place to learn and grow
    Ample opportunities to experiment
    Colleagues around are very helpful
    Very Enriching experience
    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    I personally have not seen issues or concerns at Microchip. After working for Microchip Technology for more than seven years, I have seen some of the highs and lows of the Semiconductor Industry in general and the Top Management here knows how to anticipate change and they are always ready to take care when things around are changing such that the outside Semiconductor Market does not really create much of an impact to our employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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