Microchip Technology

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Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
128 Reviews
3.4
128 Reviews
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Microchip Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Sanghi
Steve Sanghi
95 Ratings

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  • The technology here is very outdated and are not challenging or cutting edge at all (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    People were nice, management was much more approachable than in other places.

    Cons

    Lack of focus by some individuals, which spread to others easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facilitate competition

    Recommends
  2.  

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    - growing company
    - nice coworkers and easy to work for

    Cons

    - no room for movement up
    - low salary pay
    - constant traveling to Arizona

  3.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist  in  Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR

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

    Pros

    Compressed schedule, decent pay and benefits, incentives for performance. The CEO keeps everyone informed about how well the company is doing on a quarterly basis. He also seems to make pretty good business decisions when the going gets tough.

    Cons

    corporate politics, not enough supervisors per compressed shift for them to be truly engaged with performance management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Complete waste of Brain Cells and Time

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    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
  6.  

    Sweat Shop at Microchip Tempe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    Company has on-site clinic, very convenient.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment and software, only use refurbished parts and equipment. Yet this company is in the technology sector.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A sense of empowerment and lots of great employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    Empowerment, great people, challenging work, some flexibilty in work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow moving to catch up on newer technologies or systems

  8.  

    Great company to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gresham, OR

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    Microchip is by far the best company I ever worked for. The atmosphere is really relaxed and they give you plenty of time to grow into your role. They also have excellent training program. If you like relaxed atmosphere and value work-life balance, this is the perfect company for you. I would have loved to kept working for them but some personal reasons forced me to relocate to a different city and I had to quit my job at Microchip.

    Cons

    Probably more vacation time and better 401 K contribution.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Microchip technology

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    Microchip has great working culture,

    Cons

    Microchip should provide more salary.

  10.  

    Great company, great people, great CEO

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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 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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  11.  

    Basically satisfied

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    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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