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www.pmcs.com
Sunnyvale, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1993
Company - Public (PMCS)
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
For PMC-Sierra, success is all about networking. The company develops and markets some 730 semiconductor products designed to support the Internet infrastructures of corporations and enterprise clients, as well as the communications networking equipment industry. Its ... Read more

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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
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    Current Employee - Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were good. can't complain

    Cons

    Sold before realizing the full potential of its products. lead to little dilution of its profits.

    Advice to Management

    look after employees

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PMC-Sierra Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at PMC-Sierra.

    Interview

    I first met with a senior engineer and we discussed projects and we had some technical discussion. I felt that this interviewer was merely trying to feel me out. Next, I got interviewed by three much younger engineers simultaneously. These guys asked me to explain LNA and PLL circuitry on the white board. I think it's safe to say they grilled me. Finally, the engineering manager interviewed me. He also grilled me a bit on PLLs and VGAs. The interview was challenging and highly productive.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a PLL block diagram on the white board that I drew earlier for previous interviewers. The engineering manager pointed to the diagram and asked me to tell him about the functionality.   1 Answer
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