Mindspeed Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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Mindspeed CEO and Director Raouf Y. Halim
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  1. review of the mindspeed in newport

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mindspeed

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

    Pros

    location is the best, it is the bets place close to uci and next to other semiconductor companies

    Cons

    management and salary are the hot. work equipments are very old and uncomfortable


  2. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Mindspeed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice offices and people to work with

    Cons

    No cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  3. "Go nohwere company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefit were OK and really nice and bright people worked there

    Cons

    Poor management: very short term driven and obvious lack of interest in people

    Advice to Management

    Good technologies and reach IP portfolio. Latest buy out is good opportunity for remaining people, products and IP


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  5. Started off well until they started closing offices, laying off personnel and give the remaining personnel more work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time

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

    Pros

    At first it looked that Mindspeed had some really great technologies and the people to work with all worked hard and got along.

    Cons

    Upper management did not have a good plan for the future of the company but they continued to give them selves large raises, bonuses and stock options.

    Advice to Management

    Care more for the company for the long term plan.


  6. Very good

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality people and culture, dedicated management team.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


  7. No advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The only pros are some (not all) good people that work there and the work environment

    Cons

    Long hours, no advancement opportunities of any kind, bad management, no vision, low morale among the employees, no incentives other then stock options that are worthless, everyone just does the minimum that's required, no sense of community.The majority of company was sold MACOM, hopefully they will do a better job on the above mentioned points for the remaining of the employees!

    Advice to Management

    Listen, build goodwill and profit sharing for everyone not just yourselves! example: If you say WE need to start cutting expenses don't give yourselves a bonus. Treat your core employees better then your VPs because if wasn't for them there wouldn't be any products to sell!


  8. Zombie land - no quality control, no methodology, and nobody cared.

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    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were some descent, competent employees working at Mindspeed.

    Cons

    The ASIC development team was completely directionless and disorganized. Shocking lack of attention to detail. Management is stuck in the past. No methodology. Management lacks understanding of the complexities of modern 100+ million gate chip design and verification. They believe that you can build a complex chip with a skeleton team and no methodology. Utilization of entry level engineers in India.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless to offer advice. They wouldn't listen.


  9. Horrific Management, No one has any trust whatsoever

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great healthcare plan

    Cons

    Cronic layoffs, abusive treatment, layoff threats, only one merit increase every 3-5 years, no stock or bonuses (only for upper management)

    Advice to Management

    Needs a total management makeover but the cash burn makes this unlikely


  10. Helpful (2)

    Worst CEO and BoD imaginable; Pervasive 1%/99% Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good folks in worker-bee roles.

    Cons

    Culture of threats and bullying. Miracles are demanded yet resources are abysmal. New ideas don't get implemented due to budget constraints No transparency if you are not CEO staff Zero regard for employees

    Advice to Management

    Resign...


  11. Execution Challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mindspeed full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A group of talented engineers who can work on product execution and issue resolution

    Cons

    strategy not proper and limited resource

    Advice to Management

    Invest properly on right markets per its limited resource



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