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  1. Helpful (2)

    Incompetent management and burnt-out design engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at O2Micro

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    People is very polite and share experiences

    Cons

    Some things are too regularization


  3. O2 micro Singapore review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


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  5. Out of focus on its business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Design Engineer

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

    I worked at O2Micro

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going, flexible timing, friendly environment

    Cons

    Compensation not good, benefits not good, insurance not good

    Advice to Management

    Do your better job on profit


  7. Applications Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team members are very knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive. Team to Team communication is also very helpful. Green environment, easy commute, good parking.

    Cons

    Since it is mandatory to communicate with Asia offices, some day you can finish your job after 7 PM, or even after 8 PM.

    Advice to Management

    Employee education. Recently it was improved, but it is never enough.


  8. Great group of people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Mixed feelings about the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    People People People People People

    Cons

    Equipment, people, Equipment, people, Equipment, people


  10. 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.


  11. Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analog IC Designer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Analog IC Designer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at O2Micro

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work load not as heavy as compare to other similar nature company. Working hour are very flexible. Most of the senior management are overseas.

    Cons

    But there wouldn't be much of a future as the design center only have about 10 over designers, mostly junior level. As O2 expand strongly in China, it is a matter of time the design center will be closed.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.



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