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PMC-Sierra Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 97 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

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

Gregory S. (Greg) Lang

(47 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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97 Employee Reviews
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    Good Company

    Technologist (Current Employee) Roseville, CA

    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)

    ProsA company which technically stays ahead

    ConsVision and market positioning is weak

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Lead, Firmware Development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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

    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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    Keep looking for a better company

    Senior CAD Engineer (Former Employee) Roseville, CA

    ProsThe worst place that I have ever worked

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire engineers as managers

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

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    Awesome Entry Level Company

    Product Development Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsWe 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 Senior ManagementI 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!

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

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    Great place to work.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1.Chance to work at lower system levels.
    2. Lot of opportunities to work in different technology.
    3. Great lab facilities.
    4. Nice people.

    ConsNothing to mention yet for now.

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

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    Amazing company, amazing people

    Validation Engineer (Current Employee) Roseville, CA

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

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

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

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    Lots of learning, innovation opportunity

    Product Design Engineer (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsVery 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

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

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