Power Integrations Reviews

Updated March 26, 2014
Updated March 26, 2014
7 Reviews

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Power Integrations President, CEO, and Director Balu Balakrishnan
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  1.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    President is great, company future is good

    Cons

    Politics and micro managers, need to have more opportunities for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the lower level employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good company gone bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Power Integrations

    Pros

    If you're looking for a cushy 9-5 job and can handle a lot of stress in exchange for a steady paycheck then this is the place for you. Many employees play the stock market for the first half of their day, then spend the second half doing rushed, sloppy work that breaks down later and screws over people further down the chain.

    The benefits are good.

    There are still some great people who work here. The company culture used to be awesome, and there are still many hopeful for its return.

    Cons

    If you are actually creating value at the company you will be quickly surrounded by freeloaders and overworked until you're burnt out. You will have to deal with comically poor project management, and executives who change their mind on major decisions at least twice a week. You will be asked to maintain original schedules despite these continual changes, until you eventually give up and stop paying attention to the shouting and flailing arms.

    If you find something you're good at while you're here you had better love it, because you will never again get to do anything different. Corporate training and career growth opportunities are non-existent.

    The company values loyalty over competence, and regardless of performance you can keep your boss happy if you are personable and keep your mouth shut in meetings. You will be hired for any job, regardless of your skill set, if you are personal friends with an executive.

    Financial rewards are given to the executives first, and then to employees if there's anything left.

    The executive team's power is unchecked with absolutely all accountability pushed down to the lowest levels of the company. You won't get fired, but you will experience extreme amounts of stress leading to hopelessness and despair. This environment will make you never want to work in a corporation again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not that they would even look at a site like this, or take criticism seriously, but they really ought to remember that the most important type of capital is human capital (NOT stock price). After years of unscrupulously screwing over employees and ignoring negative feedback because "everybody squeals when they're squeezed", they shouldn't be surprised by the mass exodus of key talent. The company has no vision and no leadership. Someone needs to step up and take responsibility for their decisions, and by my estimation at least half of the management team should be replaced. Organizational accountability will only return from the top down. That's what true leadership is.

    Oh and maybe try an inspirational talk now and then. People like to know that what they do matters in the world.

    P.S. Your conference room walls are very thin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that you go to get the soul sucked out of you.

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

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you want to go to a company where you just have to put in an 8 hours work day, pretend do work, and be a yes man and work with a bunch of stale people... this is the place. It is a great place to get a decent paycheck and good benefits and then secretly work on your life project.

    Cons

    Soul sucking.

    I actually heard that they refused a person for a job position because he was too ambitious.

    Horrible Upper Management.

    Micro managing

    Reminds me of Office Space.

    There is absolutely no room for growth. They need worker bees and discourage growth. As company grows the top get more power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am sorry to say that upper management (VP's not CEO all of them) are beyond repair.
    I think directors and managers are pretty good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's a place where they work you to the bone and throw you away.

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

    I worked at Power Integrations

    Pros

    If you love engineering and circuit design, this is the place to live. Theres free pastries and bagels every Friday. There's even an occasional party every now and then.

    Cons

    If you're not an engineer, you don't get any respect. People don't really talk to you unless they want something from you. Otherwise, it's work, work, work, even to the point of pilfering your lab equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of you are fat and lazy. Others will do whatever it takes to get to the top, including stabbing you in the back. Stop blaming your employees for your own mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Best company culture in Silicon Valley

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, respectful, collaborative ethical company culture with work-life balance. Every Silicon Valley company has hard working, goal-oriented smart people but PI offers much more.

    Cons

    If leaving PI, most likely will be disappointed with the culture shock of how most other companies are run: unfriendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture is the one of the biggest assets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. Good benefit and salary.

    Cons

    My dept manager is bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    There are a lot of managers at Power Integrations with long term employees. Engineers are treated very well here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time

    Pros

    Great office environment with some very nice, hardworking people who have been there a long time. They reward their long term employees verbally at each quarterly meeting.

    Cons

    If you are not good in politics, you will not be a good fit for this culture, especially at the executive level. Its a put up or shut up culture. Don't make noise or else you will be "shushed".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time in COG meetings fighting with each other over nonsense and more time empowering your teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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