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Atmel San Jose Reviews

Updated January 6, 2017
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San Jose, CA

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  1. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Culture, Great Team to work with and knowledgeable superiors.
    Challenging situations provides opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Recently Acquired and hence there are concerns over job security.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great people, WTF management"

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were driven sharp and committed, had great mfg costs, great products, sales team could close the deals, great channels

    Cons

    Management was desperate to get revenue, to prop up the value of the company to get their exit at the expense of everyone else.


  3. "Good team, good people, friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, good people, friendly environment
    pretty decent work life balance

    Cons

    all good until it got acquired and then people started leaving

    Advice to Management

    keep the Atmel spirit/culture and you will be able to get more out of it


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  5. "Innovative and fast paced - Digital Marketing team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free to explore strategies so long as it is measurable and aligns with company goals
    no-reporting-hierarchy for work - driven by integrated campaigns
    fun team and good corporate programs for employees

    Cons

    Could do better with Transparency on operations

    Advice to Management

    follow through


  6. "Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are awesome to work with. Manager and Director were very flexible. Compensation is decent.

    Cons

    Got acquired and managements don't care much.


  7. "Ok experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good learning experience
    Much of the other staff was very friendly
    Location of office was good for commute

    Cons

    Upper management was unapproachable
    Company outlook was not good and company was eventually sold
    Pay was under average compared to other companies in Bay Area


  8. "Inside Sales/Sr. Customer Service Rep."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales/Senior Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales/Senior Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People were great to work for. I enjoyed the complexity of the accounts I handled and the act of coming to a solution and resolving.

    Cons

    Company was acquisitioned by Microchip so not so good for me in the end.


  9. "Atmel Analog design"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a good company, relaxed enviroment and good team work and spirit. Salaries are above average and benefits are relatively good

    Cons

    Slow to get things done. A lot of paper work to order items limits flexibility. Projects can take longer than necessary to be done. There is definitely a room for financial optimization with regards to spending

    Advice to Management

    The decision to sell the company to microchip may change the work culture of the company. Many employees are currently unhappy with the new management style. Micro-chip management team will probably loose a lot of talented employees if they continue with the current management style


  10. "Sr. Director of Technology"

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    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


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    "Compensation"

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    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.



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