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Allegro MicroSystems Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, and they pay well when things are going good

    Cons

    Production is moving overseas, and often does wage freezes went from 2 profit sharing checks down to one


  2. "Manufacturing supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Been here 23 years.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts

  3. "worcester isn't exactly silicon valley"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent, relaxed atmosphere. people are friendly enough. free coffee and use of fitness center.

    Cons

    outdated thinking/mindset. closed company culture with little emphasis on fresh thinking. seems very detached from other semiconductor companies. lacks vitality and new approaches. also the place is kinda dingy looking.

    Advice to Management

    infuse some fresh blood from different backgrounds; maybe purge some lifers


  4. "Digital Verification Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Digital Verification Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Digital Verification Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good people. Good job and not too time consuming.

    Cons

    Not many career opportunities. You will probably end up in the same position forever or just change jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good job. Remember to compensate innovation!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Product Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with good management. Lots of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    Nothing major. Very happy with Allegro.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "People are very nice here and the working environment is very comfortable"

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    Current Employee - Design Verification Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Design Verification Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management; fair work opportunities;

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules; moderate/below average pay

    Advice to Management

    In general company tries to protect existing markets and poor at attacking new ones. Due to the automotive nature, very weary of innovation. May do well to have independent group outside of main system who's un-hindered by automotive mindset and process and can attack strategic business using new processes, bleeding edge packaging and trying new architectures. Probably will need to staff with people that came from innovative environments.


  7. "System engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    worldwide best hall sensor expert company

    Cons

    very stable good enviroment. and good work life balance

    Advice to Management

    good - some political company

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company for work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time

    Pros

    I have worked in the NH design center:
    1) Hours aren't as intense as in competitors. You are asked to work harder during peak periods, but in general pace is a tad slower.
    2) When things go wrong, projects get delayed, company asks how it can help you rather than beat you over the head.
    3) Company isn't public, nor bleeding edge, so attracting talent is difficult. If you are talented, the company will do everything it can to retain you.
    4) Although this is group dependent, I found the people working there very personable and friendly.
    5) Great place to learn out of school or if you consider yourself "hot-stuff" and want an opportunity to lead.

    Cons

    1) Not a public company, not working on bleeding edge.
    2) Main customers are Japanese automotive manufacturers which are very demanding and scrutinize everything but the organization isn't sized correctly to meet all their demands.
    3) As in every company of this size, internal politics exist in the upper management. Not the worst I've seen, but if you're not in a core group or politically aligned group, can be frustrating.
    4) Company in general is reactive (and they do it very well) rather than proactive. You need to get a counter offer/threaten to leave to get good promotion or retention perks. However, if you do and you are considered talent, they are very aggressive about it.
    5) Their product definers are weak: they usually chase existing sockets rather than attack new ones. Rely on Field Apps for definitions rather than have separate product definers as in some competitors.

    Advice to Management

    In general company tries to protect existing markets and poor at attacking new ones. Due to the automotive nature, very weary of innovation. May do well to have independent group outside of main system who's un-hindered by automotive mindset and process and can attack strategic business using new processes, bleeding edge packaging and trying new architectures. Probably will need to staff with people that came from innovative environments.


  9. "Does enough to keep you here, but internal politics keep employees from progressing"

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close working relationships with peers, fair compensation, good atmosphere. Working in New Hampshire provides a calm and clean workplace and environment outside; and no income tax.

    Cons

    Promotions only come to those who threaten to leave, promises made are not always kept. A good company if you're looking for a steady paycheck and don't necessarily aspire to grow your career.

    Advice to Management

    When considering organizational changes, try to involve those who are impacted.


  10. "Lack of growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allegro MicroSystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work atmosphere is great; some of the people are great to work with great personnel

    Cons

    Lack of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and encourage your employees to seek challenge. Empowerment


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