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PMC-Sierra Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
98 Reviews

3.0
98 Reviews
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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefit, good working environment (in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • If you want work-life balance , it comes at a cost of job security (in 4 reviews)

  • It takes a long time to accept new ideas and innovation (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technologist  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Roseville, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits and working conditions

    Cons

    Some bad business decesions lead to latoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Technical Organiation

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

    Pros

    A company which technically stays ahead

    Cons

    Vision and market positioning is weak

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lead, Firmware Development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well document design
    Good development procedure

    Cons

    The company is very stable, and conservative for investment.

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    Applications Engineer

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team is doing a good job of balancing growth and supporting existing products and customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Narrow focus so riskier than a big corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Keep looking for a better company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Engineer  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Engineer in Roseville, CA

    Pros

    The worst place that I have ever worked

    Cons

    Management swears all the time, very discriminant, womanizing, good old boys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire engineers as managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome Entry Level Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    It would be hard to believe that there is a better company for college grads, especially ones interested in design work. If you show the ambition and capability, you get to work on very cool things at PMC. As an entry level product development engineer, I worked on design projects that I never had thought I could. My friends at Broadcom and Qualcomm are so envious of my work. Some asked me to help them get a job here.

    Cons

    We work very hard and long hours. Salary is good but could be better - one of my mentors tells me of extreme salary compression once you have worked here for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have worked here for almost 3 years. I noticed that our management is very conservative. They are afraid to take risks. Their bigger brother peers (Broadcom, Qualcomm, etc.) are heavily involved in consumer semiconductors. PMC chooses to stay away but I think our revenue suffers from this in a big way.

    TAKE SOME CHANCES - we are really smart engineers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    1.Chance to work at lower system levels.
    2. Lot of opportunities to work in different technology.
    3. Great lab facilities.
    4. Nice people.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention yet for now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing company, amazing people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Roseville, CA

    Pros

    fast paced, growth, good people, make a difference everyday, small company

    Cons

    no health benefit program for working out, no toast masters club

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of learning, innovation opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Portland, OR

    Pros

    The best part of working at PMC is that's pretty small, so far as EDA companies go. It's easy to get exposed and work in many different sides of the business. People are hard-working and also, generally, open to opportunities for improving workflows. A great place for learning and growth. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Very political (esp. across geographies), some ways of doing things are not up to industry standards, having to use a hodge-podge of EDA tools that don't fit well together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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