Vitesse Semiconductor
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.vitesse.com Camarillo, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Chris Gardner

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Positive Experience

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I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor

ProsGood place to work; excellent product ideas

ConsExecution is plagued by delays

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

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great people, bad situation

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Camarillo, CA

I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat people to work with

Conspoor upper management. too many financial issues from past management haunting current management.

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

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One Upon A Time

Manager (Former Employee)
Camarillo, CA

I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRelatively easy for anyone living in Ventura County to commute to. Used to be a great company. Great for anyone eager to accept a lot of responsibility. Best place for design engineers and executives.

ConsSince 2006 company has been on steady decline. The management changeout has left employees in the dark most of the time. Individual departments and facilities do not play well together. Upper management changes direction at least semi-annually. Now, it's all about the VP level and above (including the BOD)

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to really communicate - actions speak louder than words. Your employees are not stupid, that's why you keep them around (presumably). The cheerleading isn't working. Get rid of the Chris Gardner fan club and hire in some experienced, qualified VPs that can get the job done, not just say "mission accomplished".

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Lake Oswego, OR

I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor

Prosfriendly co-workers and challenging projects

Consless than average compensation package

Advice to Senior Managementimprove compensation package

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor

ProsFreindly colleagues, work culture is casual

Consbelow market salary and compensation

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Downside risks still overhang the business.

Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Camarillo, CA

I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor

ProsIt is a place to get started for new engineering graduates. Many opportunities exist in the network chip sector.

ConsIndustry is highly competitive. Vitesse doesn't hold any market leadership position. Alumni might have limited options once they leave the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to Learn and grow

Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Mentors. Encouraged to learn and do things. Aligned with Industry standards and technology.

ConsPoor Compensation, appraisals are negligible.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove compensation and try to retain talent pool.

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

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Challenging

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good to start a career in this especially the core of Computer Networks though you can explore in the areas of the device drivers and the system programming.

ConsNeeds self responsibility, knowledge transfer process.

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

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Overview of Company and Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor

ProsVitesse has been a good place to work and management is generally good at communicating to the employees. There have been many promotional opportunities.

ConsFinancial accounting issues and stock option back dating issues have created a depressed stock and some customer issues. Product innovation has been a key factor in retianing a strong customer base.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more communicative and reslove to fix financial issues quicker. Management needs to take its own advise and set timelines and deadlines for critical financial goals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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