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Microsemi Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014

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2.5 50 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

Microsemi President, CEO, and Director Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

(31 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsOpened the door to my career field. Great opportunities.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

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    Unfocussed

    Senior Product and Test Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsPeople and the respect for various cultures

    ConsGreat resistance to change, lacks sufficient controls to survive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage down, not only up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    NA

    Electronics Design Engineer (Former Employee) Camarillo, CA

    ProsYou have lot of freedom to do the design.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lost in a big company without structure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNot much culture and employee appreciation. It is several companies mixed up together. Everyone watches out for themselves

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter employee appreciation and structure organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementShare big picture goals
    Give more direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Consfast 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 Senior ManagementThink long term. Better planning.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software and hardware development. Yield enhancement

    Senior Product and Test Engineer (Current Employee) Garden Grove, CA

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

    ConsToo many, un-planned changes affect employee morale.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Driven Management team,

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

     

    Okay to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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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