Semtech Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
20 Reviews
3.3
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Semtech President, CEO, and Director Mohan R. Maheswaran
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  1.  

    A company that enables you to work in several functions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at Semtech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has a close knit personnel. You get to know everybody which enhances your teamwork and proactive support. Management is connected and communicates well with mid managements and rank and file on company plans and performance.

    Cons

    Difference in priorities in functional groups between business units impairs close coordination in corporate projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue business consolidation of business units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging work environment but solid company

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

    I worked at Semtech full-time

    Pros

    Limited growth opportunities depending on functional area within the company. Strong balance sheet.

    Cons

    Can be a very demanding environment.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good to work and lots to learn in technical areas. Can get panicky to make shipments during quarter end. Nice people.

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

    I have been working at Semtech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart designers who are approachable and like to guide and help
    Small enough company that bureaucracy doesn't get in the way of day to day functioning
    People like to cooperate and share their experience

    Cons

    Overdependent on single customer
    Roadmap from senior management changes often
    Engineering resources more focused on fixing problems rather than getting it right the first time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a stable product roadmap
    Get customer commitments before investing in projects

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Very focused on next quarter's numbers

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

    I have been working at Semtech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. New products can be cutting edge technology and very challenging.

    Cons

    Long hours are required, There is a lack of clear vision in developing new product lines. - product requirements change frequently or cancelled after large amounts of time and work have been invested, usually because of starting programs too late to meet market window requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on improving Marketing and future product development. In particular starting product development early enough and with enough definition to give a reasonable chance of success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    many good and bad

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

    I have been working at Semtech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    can think why u would

    Cons

    no commitment magement on island

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company if you are contributing to growing product lines

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

    I have been working at Semtech full-time

    Pros

    Provides ample financial incentives to key employees in business units which are growing revenue. CEO makes excellent acquisitions, then supports them well, which is main driver of revenue growth.

    Cons

    Difficult to get new hires because company is always saving for the next acquisition. Can be difficult to maintain good work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable best employees to work on growth areas by allowing them to hire help for maintenance of existing business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    three months intern ship experience at Semtech

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

    I have been working at Semtech as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    working environment friendly, less ppl so pickup quick

    Cons

    they barely hire, they control their hiring head count pretty tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working environment is average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PE Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - PE Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Semtech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Office peers are good and help to each other

    Cons

    Job security is poor. If any business unit is not making money, employer will lay off entire BU

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please create a better stable work environment to the employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Semtech as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best internship that any student will experience.

    Cons

    I personally have no cons about this job opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty good experience

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

    I have been working at Semtech full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment.
    Good colleagues.
    Slight higher than average salary.

    Cons

    Products are having great competition.
    Need more dominant produces.
    Increase market share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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