Microsemi Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Microsemi President, CEO, and Director Jim Peterson
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Pros
  • OK work-life balance; happiness depend on individual group; on some group people are just miserable and can't wait to get out (in 6 reviews)

  • good benefits, good company culture (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many divisions, upper management is a boys club (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours without recognition (for permanent employees) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great place to prepare to make your next move. Don't get too comfortable

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opened the door to my career field. Great opportunities.

    Cons

    No organic growth just through mergers and acquisitions. No planning of typical yearly occasions(bonus, stock, etc.). Executive gets payouts no matter how the company is doing. Looks two-faced when they tell the company that they did not meet their numbers yet still receive six-figured bonuses. No room for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Try and bridge the gap between the executives and the rest of the company. It is okay to say hello to employees as they walk down the hallways.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Corrupt mgmt with no direction or control. All out of ideas so out on buying spree of other companies.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice office and secretaries and nice building but not much more

    Cons

    dishonest senior mgmt (good old buys club with major perks that abuse company funds) no future plans to grow business organically cut throat layoffs and short fused approaches to everything unable to retain any talent

    Advice to Management

    you need to re-consider your place at this company and let it go. allow for new talent to drive the place.


  3. Helpful (2)

    lack of project ownership

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    industry standard pay and benefit. challenge technical work.

    Cons

    sorry if you are not friend of upper management, you won't have any chance to be promoted. Just work like a dog, credit belongs to manager, and bad result you owns alone.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at the number of managers and layers in the organization.



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