Microsemi Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Microsemi President, CEO, and Director Jim Peterson
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. Helpful (1)

    Very Bad company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Microsemi

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Don't care much for employee ( laid off regular employee and rehire for Temp)

    Cons

    Too much politics family or close relationship work together in the same department ( any problem they are cover each other) when get raise they get more than other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Separated Now.


  2. Great place to start your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi

    Pros

    Great place to jump start your career, great experience and feedback

    Cons

    No role clarity, management not always on the same page,

    Advice to Management

    There is a huge age gap with employees. Average age maybe 50 or so? Hiring on young professionals to learn and grow with the company would be beneficial.


  3. Electronic Technican

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Boston, MA

    I worked at Microsemi full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice work environment, and management pays for performance. The workload was challenging and interesting and I felt appreciated by my boss.

    Cons

    During the acquisition of my previous company into Microsemi, they didn't give us the bonus that we were entitled to when we worked for the previous company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees and treat all the divisions equally. This would improve moral and provide more of a team spirit.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    All they care about is acquisitions of companies and shutting them down. More money in their pocket and screw employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Bend, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Don't care about employees as well as its all for the investors. Employees are who got the investors where they are today

    Cons

    Poor and top heavy management. All they care of is the dollar that they can make from screwing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be a people person. Try to fulfill an employees request. Actions speak louder than words and we've never seen action here!


  6. Helpful (3)

    Intimidating environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Microsemi

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, diverse, good technology, pay is ok and has good benefits

    Cons

    arrogant management, don't listen to people who know what to do.

    Advice to Management

    trust your team


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sr. QA Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Assist Engineering staff with developping and implementing manufacturing process.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Assembler

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Helpful (2)

    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.



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