Microsemi Reviews

Updated August 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. Technical Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Lead and Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Lead and Product Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Microsemi (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, decent benefits

    Cons

    Slow career growth, less focus on continued education


  2. Director of New Projects and New Business Acquisition.

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    Current Employee - Director in Birdsboro, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Birdsboro, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsemi (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, amazing communication strong growth potential, and very well respected. Good working conditions and lots of opportunity to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Long hours during the week,

    Advice to Management

    Keep it honest...


  3. Manufacturing Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    That used to be a very good place.

    Cons

    Turned into an employer greedy place

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate to employees


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  5. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsemi (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment that challenges you technically and provides opportunities to grow. Because of its size, their is good visibility.

    Cons

    Infrastructure is not uptodate and sometimes appears being penny wise but pound foolish.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !


  6. Helpful (1)

    Senior Staff IC design engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Designer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Designer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work and very cooperative colleagues

    Cons

    No espp program. Limited bonus to the employees working for the most profitable division in the company

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who make the SoC division the most profitable in the company, don't change cell technology every cycle


  7. Helpful (3)

    Very Bad company

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    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.


  8. Great place to start your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  9. Electronic Technican

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsemi full-time

    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

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

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Bend, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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!


  11. Helpful (4)

    Intimidating environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA
    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



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