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Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Sr. Director of Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Technology in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Technology in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, people oriented

    Cons

    Business not well-managed, losing ground to competitors


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Transitioning from Atmel to Microchip"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atmel full-time

    Pros

    The employee base is relatively solid (i.e. volumes of talent in many areas). It is hoped that as Microchip evaluates their new purchase that they see the value in the existing employee base, Atmel products, and processes. Yes, there is always room for improvement, but we have an excellent basis for future growth and expansion.

    Cons

    Glad to leave the poor executive management system previously under Atmel. The executive staff was only concerned with lining their pockets. Although volumes of words were spoken in support of the employee base, the executive staff was not concerned with keeping and maintaining a fully functional business.

    Advice to Management

    Wishing the new Microchip management well, and much success, as they work through the mess left by Atmel executive management.


  3. "Senior equipment maintenance technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Maintenance Technician in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Maintenance Technician in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Long term outlook is poor.


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    "Compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Atmel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is good and there is lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    No process is followed. Management is too selfish.


  6. "Low pay for # of yrs employed!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The number of days off each week

    Cons

    Does not pay it's non-exempt employees of 15+yrs what they are worth for their experience and loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    PAY your non-exempt employees better!


  7. "good while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atmel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good technology and good people

    Cons

    long hours and high stress


  8. "Good Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Atmel full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, work was fairly steady, overall good co-workers.

    Cons

    Some hardware and software could have used updating a long time ago.
    Supervisor Shuffle made things difficult sometimes; area coverage wasn't always optimal.


  9. "Director of Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not exactly an Engineers Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great office location, decent benefits

    Cons

    Poor culture due to former management. Further exacerbated due to global teams. Too siloed of an engineering culture with minimal knowledge sharing / opportunities for learning - this makes it harder for ncg's to actually build experience without a lot of self initiative.


  11. "Engineer Advice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best town to work in and values personal life

    Cons

    Zero Training, Heavy Executive Compensation

    Advice to Management

    Reward people more for the quality and creative work they do.



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