Microchip Technology

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Microchip Technology Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
128 Reviews
3.4
128 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  • The technology here is very outdated and are not challenging or cutting edge at all (in 5 reviews)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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    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.  

    A Complete waste of Brain Cells and Time

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Onsite clinic. Onsite cafeteria. Covered parking. Good benefits. You can listen to your ipod in the fab.

    Cons

    Our culture is terrible! Very old school, no innovation, outdated tools, manual processes, no employee empowerment in the fab. Duplicated computer systems in the fab in a sorry attempt to prevent scrap because they don't want to spend the $$ to modernize their systems (really convoluted). Lots of partiality from the Group Leads to certain team members. No opportunities for advancement unless your related to the right people if you know what I mean. Pay scale below industry standard. Every two years they cut our hours and put us on Partial Unemployment. We are always playing financial catch up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all upper management in Tempe with some fresh blood…please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Basically satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are all very nice.

    Cons

    Nothing is really exciting here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    current employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  6.  

    Great Work/Life Balance Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  7.  

    lots of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Etch Operator  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Etch Operator in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people friendly , good management, close to home, good parking,

    Cons

    tight quarters for work space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Yield Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Yield Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than a year

    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.

  9.  

    Nice company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  10.  

    One of the best semiconductor companies to work for!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineering  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Design Engineering in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  11.  

    Good experience in a well run company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    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

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