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  1.  

    The learning test program wording

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product and Test Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior Product and Test Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at O2Micro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People is very polite and share experiences

    Cons

    Some things are too regularization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Incompetent management and burnt-out design engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at O2Micro

    Pros

    Dr. Lynn is the diamond in the goats bottom here and may be the sole competent member of management at this place. Why on earth he stays, I'll never know.

    Cons

    The staff is treated second class to the management.

    The company expects employees to be in the office 50 to 60 hours a week.

    The design quality, controls, and processes are awful, and unfortunately the culture of incompetence has a firm grip. The grip is strongest among the idiot friends, in-laws, and family members on the executives that have been hired into this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Establish and enforce a company wide, an anti-nepotism policy that extends to contractors and suppliers
    2) Train your management to manage and don't substitute a time clock for proper team leadership. An employee working for 40 hours is a magnitude better for the company that an employee that is just present for 60 hours.
    3) Establish and enforce a strict anti-fraternizing policy, esp among executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at O2Micro

    Pros

    Easy going, flexible timing, friendly environment

    Cons

    Compensation not good, benefits not good, insurance not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your better job on profit

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Out of focus on its business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at O2Micro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Office location is convenient and easy to access

    Cons

    Top management should focus on key business. It was derailed to some other areas from its core and making money businees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The core business has been shifted. Bring back the vision of what it used to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    O2 micro Singapore review

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ang Mo Kio New Town (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Ang Mo Kio New Town (Singapore)

    I have been working at O2Micro

    Pros

    Relatively easy going working environment. Working environment is not much stress. Good health care and Dental care.

    Cons

    No much information sharing, inter-department is very political. Local staff are very inexperience even though higher management do seem to be more technical capable.
    Not much recognition for good performance. Unfair compensation for some of the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The right persons must be hired to lead, and to execute.
    More careful on hire the right people for the right job.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Gret group of people to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at O2Micro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great working environment. staff and collegues are friendly and engineers are very knowledgeable!

    Cons

    over 80% of engineers are located in overseas. sometimes it's becoming challenging to communicate and manage cross cutural differences between virtual teams.

  8.  

    insteresting but no opportunity to improve

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patent Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Patent Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at O2Micro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working style, you can work quite freely and get things done at your own pace. Learned some basic ideas.

    Cons

    it is getting worse business in these two years in succesion, and the coporate is dizzy about its direction in the future development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strange culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed feelings about the company

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

    I have been working at O2Micro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People People People People People

    Cons

    Equipment, people, Equipment, people, Equipment, people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not enough life and active

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at O2Micro as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every people love to share, learn a lot skills

    Cons

    Too many Romania guys, not like them, disgusting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great group of people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at O2Micro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, helpful people who know the technology. Lot of support for innovation and patents.

    Cons

    Small company has lot of competition and so it is difficult when economy is rough. New technology requires lot of money to be invested which is not easy for small company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with innovation and sooner or later success will come. Continue focus on what the people are good at doing. Also good to put more money in R&D.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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