PMC-Sierra
3.3 of 5 85 reviews
www.pmc-sierra.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang

Gregory S. (Greg) Lang

(42 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "good benefit, good working environment"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Cab facility is good and have a right work life balance"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor work/life balance, not growing, very competitive"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Need to be open to new people, new ideas"
    in 4 reviews
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Great place to learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PMC-Sierra

ProsTechnically excellent people with engineering driven teams.
Experienced at VLSI development using experts across geographic locations.
Management is extremely technical having grown through from engineers.

ConsLong hours and condensed schedules. Same as the rest of the industry. Not much work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work. Get a good market foothold in Flash and build it out into a core technology.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best work place, Good work culture

Driver Performance Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than a year

ProsVery encouraging place to work.

ConsNothing I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An interesting place, but a project without direction

Firmware Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPMC makes it extremely easy to connect with other employees at remote sites, and it really feels like working side by side, no matter where you are located
The engineer in the APPS groups are quite simply the best ones for that job

ConsPMC does not build on its strengths
The higher the manager position, the more disconnected from projects' reality
Perks, benefits and salary not competitive ithin the industry

Advice to Senior ManagementPMC is missing a real feedback channel to higher management
Not much sense in trying to hire more/better people if you can't keep the ones you already have

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Talented engineers and interesting work

Verification Engineer (Former Employee)
Roseville, CA

I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time

ProsSmart and dedicated people. Interesting products, lots of learning opportunities. Social committee works to help team morale with breakroom snacks, coffee machine, and regular low key get-togethers.

ConsUnrealistic schedules and lots of management pressure. 5 year plan not always clear.

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It was very resourceful and knowledge gaining

Applications and Performance Co Op (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at PMC-Sierra part-time for less than a year

Pros1. Good Working environment
2. Less stress and good Supervision.

Cons1.Benefits are quite less
2.Still could develop the Software side of the products .

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing in Specific

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Technologist (Current Employee)
Roseville, CA

I have been working at PMC-Sierra for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits and working conditions

ConsSome bad business decesions lead to latoffs

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Technical Organiation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than a year

ProsA company which technically stays ahead

ConsVision and market positioning is weak

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lead, Firmware Development

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time

ProsWell document design
Good development procedure

ConsThe company is very stable, and conservative for investment.

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Applications Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time

ProsLots of great people. The product offering is quite strong and competitive. Very competitive salary. The work / life balance is pretty good.

ConsNot too many downsides to list. The company is not huge, which is not necessarily bad but can limit job mobility and promotions.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management team is doing a good job of balancing growth and supporting existing products and customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Roseville, CA

I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for less than a year

ProsOffice environment. Co-workers. Communication of direction. Technically challenging.

ConsNarrow focus so riskier than a big corporation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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