PMC-Sierra Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
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Pros
  • good benefit, good working environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Work life balance, friendly working environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is bad, very bad (in 5 reviews)

  • No respect work wise and new ideas (in 6 reviews)

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  1. BIOS Engineer

    Former Employee - BIOS Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - BIOS Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good, strong team, and good products.

    Cons

    Company performance up and down.


  2. Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people. Collaborative environment. Interesting products. Attention to improving how things are done, not just a get it done and move on place.

    Cons

    Hours can be long. Company's markets are challenging. Revenue has not grown as much as is needed for this business, which means headcount is fairly flat, which means career opportunities are not as frequent.


  3. Relaxing working evironment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Manager does not pushed too hard

    Cons

    Compensation is not that great


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  5. Good company but very Burnaby focussed

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PMC had some very competent engineers with a good detailed hardware design flow. Good company for freshers to join and learn

    Cons

    It was very HeadQuarter ( HQ) focussed. Satellite offices were never their priority.


  6. Product manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It had a wonderful team!! They all are hard working. They have good working environment.

    Cons

    They pay is low. The bonus is good. The staff is not friendly.

    Advice to Management

    To give opportunity for freshers. Dont be mean. Let them get a chance to show there talents.


  7. It wasn't for me

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, no pressure to deliver results, barely needed to work 40 hours a week, great place for those forced out of HP to coast until they can retire.

    Cons

    All interesting work is done in Sunnyvale, Burnaby, and other offices. Roseville engineering management is not allowed to make decisions because they're not respected by the rest of the company. Company is run by marketing, not by engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the HP refugees, take Canada out of the decision making loop.


  8. Firmware Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firmware Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Great place to learn, good people, Storage leaders

    Cons

    Management issues, work life balance can be better


  9. Internship/Co-op at PMC

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PMC-Sierra (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work, lots to learn, helpful/friendly co=workers

    Cons

    Slow Paced, Too quiet/Dull Working environment, Cafe/Food is very bad


  10. Design, leading, manage, implementing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time

    Pros

    New technology, good benefit, good location

    Cons

    busy overtime schedule, less chance promotion,


  11. Not an exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good Work life balance

    Cons

    No proper mentoring for interns



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