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ALGOTOCHIP Software Engineer Reviews

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  1. "Sr Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALGOTOCHIP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of challenging work and a great product. If you are not up to the mark, you will struggle here.

    Cons

    There is always more work to do than people to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some dead wood and a few disgruntled engineers. They are spoiling it for the rest of us.


  2. "Last review was from upper management, obviously."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ALGOTOCHIP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some interesting technical challenges for the niche market.

    Cons

    Upper management is awful, lots of lying and backstabbing and two-facedness. There are LOTS of people there who don't do much but keep their jobs because of politics and/or spouses/family members, if you aren't associated with someone in upper mgmt. you will be asked to carry the weight of those people while getting paid less. Salary is very uncompetitive. Mgmt is non-appreciative. This is NOT a job for someone who is excited to be working in this industry and willing to heavily contribute, you will not be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Remove current upper management, they are just awful.

  3. "Not even a decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ALGOTOCHIP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the technical non-managers are quite experienced and are good to work with, you can learn things from them.

    Cons

    Mgmt is terrible. They hire their friends and their spouses and give special treatment to the people they hang out with over more qualified employees. Furthermore, Mgmt has no clue what employees are doing what projects and who is contributing, which makes it impossible for them to assess employees' abilities. Mgmt also underpays their employees, you can make quite a bit more somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced managers and be more professional.