Microsemi Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
54 Reviews

2.5
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, macro managing, nice employees, lots of freedom (in 5 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.  

    yield enhancement engineer intern

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    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.

  2.  

    Slow paced and lack of incentives to work to full potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Opportunity for variety and growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time for 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
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time for 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
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time for 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
  7.  

    NA

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    Former Employee - Electronics Design Engineer  in  Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Design Engineer in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at Microsemi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You have lot of freedom to do the design.

    Cons

    poor salary and benefit. Management change business management too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of variety of work for a marketing manager - varied application spaces and technologies. Products are really interesting, and a shift towards "systems" and "solutions" marketing is changing the marketshare landscape.

    Cons

    You really need to know how to ride what can be a turbulent situation. I recommend more for experienced professionals.
    Very wide telecommute range (LA, Sacramento and Texas) means hallway conversations to not happen.
    Middle management severely overworked (amount of email traffic is one example)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share big picture goals
    Give more direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lost in a big company without structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much culture and employee appreciation. It is several companies mixed up together. Everyone watches out for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better employee appreciation and structure organization.

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

    engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diversify, learn new thing, flexible hours, good compensation. friendly working environment, knowledgeable workforce.

    Cons

    fast pace, reactive than proactive. Working long hours, unreasonable expectation. Pay attention to quantity more than quality. Who you know, not how good you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term. Better planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Software and hardware development. Yield enhancement

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    Current Employee - Senior Product and Test Engineer  in  Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product and Test Engineer in Garden Grove, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot,
    met good friends,
    Did a lot of training
    participated in several high profiles projects
    Worked on several ATE platforms

    Cons

    Too many, un-planned changes affect employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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