Microchip Technology
3.4 of 5 115 reviews
www.microchip.com Chandler, AZ 5000+ Employees

Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.4 115 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Microchip Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Sanghi

Steve Sanghi

(89 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance, reasonably interesting work with helpful colleagues"
    in 25 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  • "The technology here is very outdated and are not challenging or cutting edge at all"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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Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Puyallup, WA

I worked at Microchip Technology full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat people, very knowledgeable staff

ConsI was laid off after only being reemployed for several months

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Chandler, AZ

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

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

Consnot much room to grow, slow or no innovation.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management talks too much about culture which is really not reflected in lower levels.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Work/Life Balance Company

Principal Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Chandler, AZ

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

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

ConsSalary 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 Senior Management1) Improve company's contribution to the 401K plan.
2) Reinstate yearly merit increase.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful place to work

Field Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Pros-Flat hierarchy for such a large company in 2008
-Paid back paycuts very soon after bottom of US recession
-Varied projects to work on
-50% engineering, 50% people-facing technical sales
-Competitive pay
-Co workers actually know what they're doing

Cons-Located in San Jose, CA which is really boring
-I hear it's not such a great place to work anymore, much more political

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall positive, good work life balance and job security

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWork life balance
Job security
Company value the employee's loyalty

ConsCompensation is not the best in the industry
Slow in adopting new technology

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good top-level management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microchip Technology

ProsCompany cares about employees, good work ethics & working environment, company does well for employees in bad times as well, low employee turn-over rate

Conslot depends on individual teams and managers, beaurocracy

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lots of work

Etch Operator (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

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

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

Constight quarters for work space

Advice to Senior Managementmanagement good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Yield Engineer (Current Employee)
Chandler, AZ

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Microchip Technology Employer Representative responded to this review

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.

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My experience working in Microchip was good. The work environment is friendly.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Microchip Technology full-time

ProsThe work environment is friendly. Team mates help each other.

ConsSalary is a drawback. Lack of appreciation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Microchip Technology full-time

Prosgood work life balance, good management, and good people

Conslagging on the technology front and could be a bit more challenging environment

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue the elbow in strategy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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