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Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Nice work culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Driven, challenging but still keeping work-life balance

    Cons

    Some office politics. Although didn't effect me, but I could see some other people involved with that.


  2. "A great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    hardworking bright people, strong value, low politics

    Cons

    not enough systems work still too manual

    Advice to Management

    engage more with employees


  3. "Well Managed, Well Positioned Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is focused, having in recent years reduced its number of different pursuits while building upon those which Atmel is most competitive in. Quarterly all-hands meetings allow everyone to see and understand management's intentions in the marketplace, and those intentions appear well-founded to me.

    Cons

    About a year ago we moved into a nice, new building, but with 8 stories (whereas the old building had only 2), one no longer runs into many peers, unless specificially seeking them out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work; the worldwide recession is easing, and I'm convinced that we're in for many strong years, ahead.


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  5. "I have worked at Atmel for more than 10 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, Defect free parts to customer, shipping ontime

    Cons

    i can not find cons of Atmel

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "great work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work. relaxing enviroment w flexible working hours

    Cons

    work a lot. no lunch provided


  7. "A great company to be part of."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atmel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The most striking thing about working here is the team of people they put together. The overwhelming majority are highly motivated in their positions, so it's easy to be highly motivated in mine. It's not a competition, it's a team effort. Yeah, that's cliche, but it's true here and I don't know how else to express it.
    It is an engaging and personally challenging (in a good way) place to work. The team is "light," meaning you'll carry more responsibility and work load. I find this professionally satisfying.
    Salary is competitive and there is a decent incentive plan.
    Company values are excellent inside and out.
    Senior management clearly sends the message it is accessible. They are open to hearing ideas and implement the good ones.

    Cons

    As mentioned in the pros section, work load and personal responsibility here are high. Don't work here unless you will commit to the job. The balance between work and disconnected personal life is "OK." Atmel is far from being a start-up, but there are start-up tendencies in Atmel. We're regularly introducing new product and entering new markets. Although Atmel can be thought of as a world class semiconductor company, it is on the small side in that category. That too causes various "all hands on deck" moments.

    Advice to Management

    Project scheduling could use some work, but I've found that true of most companies.


  8. "Semiconductor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photo Lithography Stepper Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Photo Lithography Stepper Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity for growth and lots of wonderful people

    Cons

    12 hour shifts can get grueling

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication! It is appreciated


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atmel full-time

    Pros

    proactive and great HR team

    Cons

    upper mgmt. could be more transparent


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very nice relaxed environment where the engineers are treated very well and treat each other with the respect and no back stabbing like you see in typical hi tech companies in silicon valley. I worked at six hi tech companies before Atmel and NONE of them had such a nice environment.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they are not doing very well and will getting sold soon and major layoffs will follow whether they get sold or not.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core business (MCU) and forget about hyped areas like the IoT.


  11. "Director of Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to be creative and entrepreneur.

    Cons

    Lacks resources for executing on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on bottom line


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