Vitesse Semiconductor

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Vitesse Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
13 Reviews
3.5
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Test Engineer

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Test Engineer

    I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mid size company but with interaction like a small size company.
    Rub shoulders with experienced design engineers.
    Get exposure to a lot of different areas.

    Cons

    Wear a lot of hats without specializing in any one specific area.
    Budgets for equipment tend to run tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to work load and don't jump from one idea to another without time to be thorough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor

    Pros

    Good place to work; excellent product ideas

    Cons

    Execution is plagued by delays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great people, bad situation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    One Upon A Time

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    Former Employee - Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Camarillo, CA

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

    Pros

    Relatively 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.

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor

    Pros

    friendly co-workers and challenging projects

    Cons

    less than average compensation package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve compensation package

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    ok

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor

    Pros

    Freindly colleagues, work culture is casual

    Cons

    below market salary and compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downside risks still overhang the business.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn technology. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Leadership not so good here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Vitesse Semiconductor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    less work, less people, easy work, allowing employees to work anytime. Change used to happen at a much slower pace, it would take many years for something new to happen and so organizations took their time when it came to adapting.

    Cons

    Small company,less compensation,no work from home policy The salary being offered is on the lower side when compared to the rest of the industry. The chances for onsite deputation are on the lower side

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Smts in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Smts in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working culture is good. Salary compensation okay.

    Cons

    management wont recognize skilled people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper planning for projects required and resource allocation is not good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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