Wolfson Microelectronics

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Wolfson Microelectronics Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good friendly environment with average engineering pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wolfson Microelectronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly environment, innovation culture, choice of placements and secondments. Good starting company for graduates

    Cons

    average pay, too many products so missing deadlines and quality

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    To much management

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    Current Employee - Senior Layout Engineer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Layout Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wolfson Microelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people who work there

    Cons

    The terrible salary increases for interns - suppose to have nice salary hikes but just get fed lies and more lies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolfson Microelectronics

    Pros

    If you just want to stay here for long its good place

    Cons

    Work is not good, just some modifications of previous design, company is not stable they have closed numerous design center, laid of many people, even hired people from India for UK and fired them within an year, so you loose you Indian job and left with nowhere, not an open culture, lots of documentation and less design work

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  5.  

    Great location for work, nice colleagues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wolfson Microelectronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, helpful people, career opportunities are good

    Cons

    Project management and resource management not appropriate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great place for graduates/junior engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wolfson Microelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great learning environment, esp for new grads/ juniors.. you're exposed to different departments and you get to choose your speciality after 2 years.
    project managers separate from suervisors, so less bullsh!t
    shared culture of trust & constructive criticism esp when it comes to technical stuff
    amazing set of people, now fast diminishing!
    flexi timings
    not much beuraucracy, at least in IC design.

    Cons

    management keeps changing priorities & too many re-orgs
    getting too much into software is diluting the IC business - real core of the company seems to have been lost
    not much training budget in the past few years due to low revenues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    refocus on core analogue audio and you can still beat the best in business, don't invest too much in software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good bunch of people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Wolfson Microelectronics

    Pros

    The people.
    Lots of opportunity to develop a broad range of skills.

    Cons

    The main issue is the lack of managment . Priorities change regularly and timescales are always tight. As a result the quality of the work is often compromised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important that priorities don't change so often.
    Listen to what your team has to say.
    Engineers like to work to a high standard, please don't let tight timescales compromose this.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The bubble has burst

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    Current Employee - .  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - . in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wolfson Microelectronics

    Pros

    Time to go home at 5pm

    Cons

    The American CEO and eXceed review system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open a window and take a look at how many people are walking away from your employ!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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