Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Empowerment, great people, challenging work, some flexibilty in work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

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

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

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

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  1. amazing

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Microchip Technology as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    great work culture and work environment

    Cons

    hard to get interview calls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. N/A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    Great work life balance. You have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    Not competitive pay. The attrition rate in the bay area is high due to lack of competitive pay structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Pleasant work experience. Peer to peer training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People I worked with. Tuition reimbursement, Stock options.

    Cons

    Rigid thinking. Self-initiative not encouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is great, if you're good at your job it's not too bad and there's a lot of respect that goes around once you're skilled.

    Cons

    Clique-ish lots of favoritism/nepotism at play. This is probably the biggest factor as to why people can't grow and move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financially tight-fisted culture sometimes isn't always best. Creating this down cycle culture and environment is good for upper management but anyone not there it just breeds fear. But hey, at least we don't lay people off right? (let's not talk about furlough because those don't count *wink wink*)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. A company for the old man

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    Stable, stable, stable, not busy, relaxed

    Cons

    Low salary, low working pace, poor stimulus, mediocre technoloty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raise to those who really contributes to the company, and lay off those who has nothing to do every day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Well managed company

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    good work life balance. Stable and communicative management.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and 401k could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. The Post Office of Semiconductors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you desire a 9 to 4 job.

    Cons

    CEO is very arrogant and thinks he knows what is best for everyone. Only person he really cares about is himself.

    Half the company is dead weight. The company brags about a high employee retention rate. The welfare system also has a high retention rate. This company is not for someone who wants to have a growth career in semiconductors.

    The compensation scales are completely out of line with the rest of the industry. This is by the CEO's wishes since he only wants to hire average people looking to collect a paycheck. Read his book and you will see his scale of mediocre calculation.

    If you are unlucky enough to get acquired by Microchip, make sure you start searching for a job immediately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the clouds and stop believing your own tales of management greatness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Microchip Technology Response

    Mar 23, 2015

    Microchip has had a dramatic history, which includes our current CEO leading a turnaround effort that began in 1990 and has continued through several market milestones to a prominent position in our ... More

  9. Microchip was a formal and learning experience, I learned how to present myself professionally and met new people.

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    Former Intern - Expeditor in Gresham, OR
    Former Intern - Expeditor in Gresham, OR

    I worked at Microchip Technology as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I would say some of the best reasons, was the work experience in itself and technology environment. The company also had a good structure for employee opportunities/coverage and benefits. Such as education assistance, and healthcare, and 15% extra for liability compensation.

    Cons

    It was especially competitive, causing me to notice frequent office drama and very uptight demeanor from co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a bit more lax with some employees and less demanding and serious towards newly hired employees. Try to trace problems back to the more veteran employees more often, because I've noticed often that if a mistake is made it's normally due to lack of experience/knowledge, or just because employees that have been doing their job for so long either get lazy and less attentive, forget a important step, or become strung-out by the 3/4 days in a row of 12-hour compressed shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    Nice people, great hours, laid back environment. Even during busy times there is a great work-life balance. Benefits for the most part are really good.

    Cons

    Not very competitive tuition reimbursement but other than that it's a solid place to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Love working for Microchip

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I work in the Tempe Fab and enjoy coming to work everyday. The people I work with are fun and very supportive.

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything. If you do your job life is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other reviews have commented on lower than industry pay. This company strives to stay competitive with fabs outside of the US. Their goal is to keep US jobs in the US and not close the Fabs. There are only so many slices in the pie and tough decisions have to be made everyday to keep th Fabs open. Management is doing a great job of keeping employees employed in the US. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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