Microsemi

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Microsemi Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
82 Reviews
2.7
82 Reviews
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Microsemi President, CEO, and Director Jim Peterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, meritocracy, compensation is good (when the company does well) (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, macro managing, nice employees, lots of freedom (in 7 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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    Lost in a big company without structure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi full-time (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
  6.  

    Interesting place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time (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
  8.  

    Software and hardware development. Yield enhancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Driven Management team,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsemi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen the employees more. Organize more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  11.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Microsemi full-time

    Pros

    The people working there were friendly, nice environment, good management team.

    Cons

    Trying to keep up with the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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