Microsemi
2.5 of 5 43 reviews
www.microsemi.com Irvine, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 6, 2014

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31% Approve of the CEO

Microsemi President, CEO, and Director Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

(29 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Driven Management team,

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Microsemi full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people made Microsemi. Generally good folks who wanted to do right. Loyal distributor base.

ConsToo many divisions, upper management is a boys club. Alternate goals were never clear to the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen the employees more. Organize more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Okay to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microsemi

ProsNice people to work with, willing to help each other. Different projects to work on.Stable

ConsNot challenging work. Not good compensation or benefits. No much training opportunity. Can't keep their engineers

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Buyer beware

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Microsemi full-time

ProsLocation culture and leadership varies drastically, some are very good. Benefits are competitive

ConsTop leadership is weak and unimpressive. CEO lacks integrity and plays favorites.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold your exec leadership to the standards you hold the employees to

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Our company got bought out by Microsemi, and I'm not impressed so far.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Microsemi for less than a year

ProsThere are many opportunities in this company due to their large product selection.

ConsThey don't do much to integrate purchased companies.

There systems are primitive, more befitting a start-up than a mature company. It is very disorganized.

They cut staff to the bone, to the point that even basic work can't get done.

Most business decisions are made based on meeting short-term financial goals, not based on long-term business strategies. It seems that their only long-term strategy is to keep buying companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized and invest some money in building up the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Small good old boy executive management group with everyone else being an outsider.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Microsemi full-time

ProsGreat office in Aliso Viejo. A few (vast minority) good executive leaders who've learned to play the game and stomach it. Actel IP.

ConsNo strategy. No vision. Nepotism rampant. Unstable, frequent layoffs. No common culture amongst a myriad of acquisitions. Run down facilities outside of Aliso Viejo and former Actel offices.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou've made enough money. Let new blood run the company and bring into the 21st century.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to start, but it's hard to grow

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsStable job. Flexible hours with the ability to work from home. Great job to get your feet wet and get solid experience

ConsThere isn't much recognition for good work that is done. It is very hard to grow in an organization that is only growing by acquisitions or in India

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Interesting work, lacking in good management

Quality Inspector (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA

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

Proschallenging work, wide variety of inspections, fair pay

ConsPoor management, played favorites, planning seemed to be more REactive as opposed to PROactive

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Okay Ok

Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Microsemi full-time for less than a year

ProsSo many new project..good learning..

Consinternal politics....so much confusion...no healthy compitition..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GGreat Company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Microsemi as an intern for more than a year

Pros- Relaxed atmosphere
- Gym (and boot-camp style classes 3 days/week)
- Friendly staff

Cons- My manager was great, but some other interns (and full-timers) who were there had complaints about their own managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not the best place

Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Microsemi as an intern for more than a year

Pros- Company wide events are a great get together to meet other coworkers and time to relax
- Company located next to transit station
- Company has many dedicated and talented employees

Cons- So many internal politics
- Interns lack reasonable health care/dental benefits
- Company had little value for its employees
- I learned more in 4 months of school than a year's worth of internship at Microsemi
- Management needs better focus
- Long hours without recognition (for permanent employees)
- If you are not a friend or family of upper management, you will never be promoted
- Force you to use vacation days during company shutdowns
- Lab facility and organization needs to be improved
- Salary isn't great

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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