Microsemi Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Microsemi President, CEO, and Director Jim Peterson
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, meritocracy, compensation is good (when the company does well) (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, macro managing, nice employees, lots of freedom (in 7 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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  1. Sr. QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, Good company benefit. Good pay

    Cons

    Management only listen to certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    should be more open and listen to all employees.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for if you are good at what you are doing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Business unit management very people friendly - most people are from companies Microsemi acquired and stick around with the company even after long time after acquisition

    Cons

    Corporate management is not very close to people working in the business units..

    Advice to Management

    Take time to know people deep within the business unit - they will do great things for you.

  3. Assist Engineering staff with developping and implementing manufacturing process.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Technician in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Technician in Lawrence, MA

    I worked at Microsemi

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked there for over 25 years as a mechanical, engineering and manufacturing tech. I love the staff and fully enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    They're downgrading and moving some jobs overseas and are in obligation for cutting personnel to match their current capability.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see them to make more efforts to keep the jobs in the US. i believe there was a lack of efforts in that direction.

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  5. Assembler

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My experience in the same environment

    Cons

    Do not have cons,, never worked there before

  6. An interesting place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi

    Pros

    Reasonable pay in semiconductor industry.
    Opportunities to be involved in various aspects of a project and to interact with different groups at different locations.

    Cons

    It's a big company but made of many different divisions acquired over the time. Even one division could be spread across multiple sites. There are politics among those groups at different sites. Feel the product development cycle is too long.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on looking for differentiators in products. Reduce bureaucracy. Improve executions.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Toxic Leadership, thus toxic team members allowed.

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    Former Employee - Test Department in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Test Department in Bend, OR

    I worked at Microsemi full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work is challenging and rarely boring. Engineers are nice to work for and with.

    Cons

    Toxic leadership allows toxic employees to infiltrate and make for unhealthy relationships. Long term tolerance of Toxic behaviors and bullying. Read the book: Toxic Workplaces: Managing Toxic Personalities and Their systems of Power, this will explain the atmosphere to expect. Game players are welcome, leadership is gullible. Back stabbing the norm. Many people very, very unhappy there.

    Advice to Management

    Read the book: Toxic Workplaces: Managing Toxic Personalities and Their systems of Power, this will explain what needs to change if this is going to be a long term good place to work. Get a no tolerance rule for toxic behaviors. Learn to realize when someone is "playing" you, stabbing their co-workers in the back, they have manipulated you so that they can get by with a lot of bad work ethics. They may seem friendly and funny...but that is their mask...beware.

  8. Good place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi

    Pros

    Sign in bonus. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Hard to move ahead. Easy to get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees.

  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Microsemi

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    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.

  10. IT Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, great benefits, good place to get skills and experience on resume.

    Cons

    Micromanagers, Company always buy out other small companies and get rid off non-productive or made no revenue on the sheet.

    Advice to Management

    Retaining a good employees that will grow with the company in long term.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Very positive, I learned and developed a lot as an engineer

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Microsemi as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working cubes, plenty of space, lab equipment organized. Gym facilities are decent and lots of room.

    Cons

    No cafe. Management is profit oriented and makes decisions as such. technical staff may suffer as a result.

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