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MACOM Overview

Lowell, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (MTSI)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at MACOM

MACOM is a new breed of analog semiconductor company—one that delivers a unique combination of high growth, diversification and high profitability. We are enabling a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical ... Read more

MACOM – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are

MACOM is a new breed of analog semiconductor company—one that delivers a unique combination of high growth, diversification and high profitability. We are enabling a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society’s insatiable demand for information.

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained.  Our technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and data centers. 

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield.

MACOM is the partner of choice to the world’s leading communications infrastructure and aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency, and field reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of RF, microwave, millimeterwave and lightwave semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than 60 years of daring to change the world for the better through bold technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to customers and superior value to investors.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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As an industry leader, joining MACOM has advantages for you

We offer our employees a total rewards package designed to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of our employees and their families. Our comprehensive benefit package across the globe includes Competitive Compensation, Health & Welfare, Retirement Packages and more!

Core Values 

A part of our culture and goals, as employees, is to reach and attempt to exceed our six core values – it’s part of what makes us who we are and how we work. 

Executing to Commitment 

We hold ourselves to the highest standards and we are not afraid to be held personally accountable to our customers and partners. Individually and collectively, everything we do is aimed at meeting our internal and external commitments. At MACOM, we set the standard world over. 

Raising the Bar

We keep learning, growing and reaching. At MACOM, we never waver in our pursuit of greater expertise and uncommon understanding for our customers and for ourselves. Our goal is simple: to become even better tomorrow. 

Developing Self and Others

At MACOM, we commend the courage to continually seek ways to develop and challenge ourselves, our team and our co-workers, fostering a relentless pursuit of professional improvement

Working Together

What could we do with limitless potential? Working togehter we create innovations that are changing the world.

Taking Ownership

We have the abilitity to write the future and to determine our success. Our enthusism, experience and passion drives us to take ownership of our work and to continually challenge ourselves. We are empowered to find new ways to impact our customers and our culture every day, and in turn, empower ourselves. 

Taking Risks  

When we fail, and try again, we are evolving, we're growing into something better. No advances have ever been made without first stepping into the unknown. We'll neer know what is possible unless we try. 

What to expect from a MACOM internship/co-op

As a student, you thrive on solving problems. But too often, internships/co-ops provide few challenges, rewards or valuable career experience. At MACOM, an internship/co-op is a career-building experience that delivers more of what you want and need—from hands-on engineering projects, training and guidance to some social events. 

Work for an industry leader
MACOM is a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired and wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. We thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Gain experience in a key discipline
As you plan your career path, you want to find out what work life is like in the discipline that interests you— whether it's finance, administration, marketing, or engineering. The MACOM internship program provides opportunities in all of these areas.

Take on and be responsible for high-profile projects
At MACOM, interns are challenged to take on—and take ownership for—business-critical projects that test and expand your engineering skills. It's not uncommon to work directly with C-level executives on assignments such as:
• Applications engineering: providing direct customer support
• Design engineering: contributing at design and kick-off stages
• Marketing: supporting internal and external communications

Build professional relationships
MACOM managers in the internship/co-op program act as mentors, providing you with guidance and introducing you to colleagues who can help you develop your skills and advance your career.

Benefit from a structured program
MACOM’s internship/co-op program includes orientation, training, goal-setting, regular reviews, formal presentations, and performance evaluations for interns. Managers who are working with interns attend internship training and workshops prior to placement of the intern. You'll be supporting our business while developing yourself both personally and professionally.

Receive compensation and housing assistance
The MACOM internship/co-op program pays a competitive salary—and through our relationship with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, we provide on-campus housing assistance.
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Community Outreach 

At MACOM we are committed to continuously improve the communities in which our team members live and work. We align our core business values with initiatives that support the enhancement and revitalization of MACOM communities by providing needed infrastructure and access to programs for Hunger Relief, Education, Community Development and Military/Veterans.

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    I worked with one of the best teams at MACOM - there was nothing but genuine respect and appreciation for the work and time each member contributed. I had the ability to ask questions to anyone at any level and was able to take ownership on a lot of projects.


    Lack of female leadership

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    Continue to seek new ways to improve corporate culture

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MACOM Photos

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MACOM Interviews



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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MACOM (Ithaca, NY) in August 2016.


    Phone interview for screening, followed by online presentation and finally on site interview with the engineering team. Interview with individual team members and managers during on site. Had lunch with the whole team.

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MACOM Awards & Accolades

  • Technology and Engineering Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), 2015

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