Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work life balance if managers are good (in 31 reviews)

  • Work culture is very good at Microchip (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is below industry standards (in 7 reviews)

  • a bit low salary compared to other companies in the same industry (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Microchip Technology as a work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader - Information Systems in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Group Leader - Information Systems in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee involvement in the company goals is a primary focus of this company. Keeping open lines of communication throughout the chain of employees supports everyone aiming at these common goals. The respect given to employees here is amazing. The ability to grow into richer work responsibilities is part of the culture. You can grow into any type of roll you put your mind to achieving.

    Cons

    It takes a certain type of individual to work at Microchip. You need to buy into the shared exposure of the company in regards to your individual success. The flip side of this team player approach is that when the company does well, the success and benefits are shared with everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to absorb new employees acquired through acquisitions into the Microchip culture as fast as possible. This team approach to growing the company through shared goals and the focus on the future of the company is a very desirable feature of working here.

    Microchip Technology Response

    May 27, 2015

    Thanks for your review! We appreciate your feedback.


  2. Great Employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    World-class training, excellent rate of pay, great benefits, quarterly bonuses, growth opportunities

    Cons

    I do not know if they still do this but you would come in thru an agency as a Temp for 3 to 6 months or longer depending on the area that you would be working in.

    Advice to Management

    Pull the trigger on the hiring of temps it can be discouraging to be temporary for so long and then have someone you work with that has just been hire in as a permanent employee.


  3. Basic Average SemiConductor Work

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

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company doesn't believe in firing
    Low need to travel
    Not overworked
    HR listens to complaints and handles them accordingly

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Stuck in the 90s as far as software used in chips
    Hard to have career advancements in certain groups


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  5. good place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    location
    friendly and cooperative working environment
    flexible working schedule
    ping pong table

    Cons

    small group
    too isolated from headquarter


  6. Great Culture

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

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a great culture that they built and is very stable.

    Cons

    Don't expect to make much. If pay matched work, this would be the best company around.

    Advice to Management

    Value your senior employees especially if they are involved beyond the average ones to make the company better and train new hires to be good as them some day.


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    Production Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    3-4 days off in a row. Competitive pay, very friendly work environment, paid training.

    Cons

    Start off temp and cant miss over 2 days or you're laid off. 3-4 twelve hour shifts in a row. Not enough time to go home and relax. Very tiring. Standing is required for most the day.

    Advice to Management

    Management really cares for employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Production Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Specialist
    Current Employee - Production Specialist

    I have been working at Microchip Technology (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent company for experience, lots of overtime available due to ramping based on China's expected economy growth of 7% for this year 2015.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate, not much room for advancement. Most tools are far outdated, starting pay is quite low.

    Advice to Management

    Start people with experience out with higher pay. Update tools especially the tools that go down more frequently than others.


  9. Helpful (1)

    NCG review

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

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MCHP tries it's best to keep it's employees through any hardships. For the most part the company is "relaxed" as a whole. One has almost zero worry about loosing his/her job at MCHP.

    Great place to start out of college, but not the best if you want decent money compared to your graduating peers.

    Cons

    MCHP is acquiring company after company, which is good for the company but has started to shift the core ideals this company was founded on. A new influx of work has flooded the current staff with the new acquisitions.

    The salaries for NCG are not competitive. The company touts it's compensation is based on the market to encourage better involvement and ownership of work. While this sounds nice and to a point is true, it's really just their excuse to pay you less if you'r e new to the industry.

    Microchip Technology Response

    Jun 17, 2015Senior Marketing Content Specialist

    Microchip is very proud of our stable workforce. At Microchip you won’t find that we layoff large numbers of employees in order to control expenses. We control expenses through diligent management ... More


  10. Production Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR

    I worked at Microchip Technology (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    the only Pro is the Stock benefits.

    Cons

    Health care sucks, Management borderline incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    Okay place for techs and managers

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

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and a lot of learning opportunities via their training department. The production staff are all very friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    The production staff are at times treated as second class citizens. It is very difficult to advance up the ranks and senior management had too tight of a level of control over lower level employees which negates the effectiveness of direct supervisors.



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