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. 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
  2. Poor growth, Poorly managed and Poor infrastructure company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    I was working out of Bangalore and the only advantage is work timings which are 7.30AM to 4.30PM. Which would avoid lot of traffic when commuting to whitefield. That was the reason I joined this company.

    Cons

    There are lot:
    The is very little to no growth once you join the organization.
    The hikes does not happen every year and even if it happens its below industry standards
    The company is not technology focused and still work with older tools
    The project management is really poor as there is lack of visibility in the projects
    Onsite opportunity is rare and even if you are lucky they would send you for 3 - 4 weeks
    The finance department taxes your reimbursements also.
    The top management does not listen to people and the company is semi-government. The reason why its semi government is that when there are deliverable then you are expected to stay late or work from home in late hours and join calls from home.
    Lot of meetings held in out of office hours due to no overlap between the work timings in US and India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company more employee friendly, not just by words but by actions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good Company for the Balance of Work and Life

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    intensive and extensive training, best balance of work and life

    Cons

    it's a job not career, A player is not motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivate people to take extra steps

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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

  10. 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
  11. Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    Work life balance, good environment to learn, Good pay

    Cons

    Not a good start for fresher if interested to get good knowledge in the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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