Microsemi Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
80 Reviews
2.6
80 Reviews
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Microsemi President, CEO, and Director Jim Peterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, macro managing, nice employees, lots of freedom (in 7 reviews)

  • OK work-life balance; happiness depend on individual group; on some group people are just miserable and can't wait to get out (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are not a friend or family of upper management, you will never be promoted (in 6 reviews)

  • Working long hours, unreasonable expectation (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A new Microsemi

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Ability to show leadership qualities
    Very interactive Management

    Cons

    Need challenging state of art projects to compete
    Lot of prodcut ideas but need to materialise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management has shown a lot of promise
    Keep supporting in future will be good for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    From Great to bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Operator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Operator in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The best thing is the people.
    Friendly atmosphere and a lot of company events.
    Good benefits.
    Plenty of overtime if you wanted.

    Cons

    Plenty of overtime you don't want.
    Dated machines that fail constantly, causing unreasonable seven day a week, mandatory over time for several weeks at a time.
    No recognition for hard work.
    Forced to use vacation during holiday shutdowns.
    Congratulated at company meeting for meeting quarterly and yearly goals met and then having our annual raises put off for year and a half while management received bonuses.
    A lot of politics. If you know someone or related to management, you move up. If you don't, it doesn't matter how much more productive you are. (Example: three promotions in five years for one managers family member).
    I've seen some of the most unproductive, do nothing, sit around talking people, get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having one on one with employee's with complete amnesty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good company to work for @ Hyderabad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi full-time

    Pros

    compensation and culture is great

    Cons

    heavy work load mostly through out the time

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  5.  

    If you are acquired run away very quickly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free soda.
    This thing wants 5 words at least but there are not 5 pros to list.

    Cons

    This company buys old obsolete technology and tries to market it differently in the hopes that people won't notice it's 10 years out of date.

    Poor management with little understanding of reality.

    Unhealthy focus on a 60% margin.

    Foolish acquisition policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Actel

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi

    Pros

    It's like a family business so you know most people you work with. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited career advancement and leaders are lack of vision for a profitable company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make profit

  7.  

    Opportunity for variety and growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I work in a fast-paced division in San Jose CA with an excellent management team. Good communication on goals and priorities. Opportunities to work on varied projects. Attention is given to training and career growth.

    Cons

    Culture varies across divisions and departments. Raise the bar across the board. Merit increases should be consistently annual, and adjusted per market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think strategically. Focus on retaining talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    yield enhancement engineer intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi as an intern

    Pros

    everyone in the company is very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    the documentations are not well organized.

  9.  

    Slow paced and lack of incentives to work to full potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Microsemi SoC is a stable place to work, there is oppourtunity for leadership if you are outspoken and upper/middle management likes you.
    -There is some flexibility in work hours

    Cons

    - I feel I was a top contributor at previous organizations but here i'm just a regular person because my work is not understood by others
    -Microsemi does not embrace latest industry flows in a timely manner
    -There is not much incentive to work to your full potential and that really needs to be improved.
    -Not compensated for over time with salary
    -Salary increases were blocked due to budget for a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lack of moitvation to many young engineers and it feels that not all employees are treated equal. Management values years serviced over performance or capability of individuals. IT doesnt feel like a meritocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    limiting work environment, mico managed by managers lost in the past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    great people, friendly to work with and very supportive of each other

    Cons

    Antiquated / behind the times and refuses to mover forward at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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