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"not the best place for career advancement"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

the company does have some good products
nice new office buiding

Cons

HR is not helping employees except for maximizing the benefit of executives

Advice to Management

the board should find someone with clear vision to lead the product development and strategy

Other Employee Reviews for Atmel

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Lackluster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have a ping pong table and great location adjacent to san jose airport

    Cons

    Poor compensation, shaky leadership from the top down, lack of direction and opportunity, high turnover and layoffs in various depts the future looks uncertain and bleak...i overheard a senior executive speak in a very negative manner regarding his non-management people working below him in an extremely condescending tone which makes one ask why would you work at a place where upper management has no respect for their subordinates?

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Cannot and will not recommend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atmel as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good people, but depends on the group, new office finally has descent location and lack of management focus in some areas actually allow for a good challenge and training ground before heading to greener pastures.

    Cons

    Senior management's main concern is cost cutting, will pay poor salary and run circles around you when they can get away with it, complete lack of concern for employee (as of this writing, note company website does not elaborate on culture and benefits like many other companies do), much politics, spotty teamwork between departments delay ones efforts, some employees are reluctantly taking on the work of those who leave or are laid off with little recognition resulting in low morale and the inclination to jump once a new opportunity arises, does not promote flexible work programs although some groups allow it as they lack other incentives to keep talent, CEO micro-manages slowing down efforts that do not warrant it while killing creativity and damaging business relationships in favor of price shopping thus making certain accounts difficult to nurture for client-facing employees. No encouragement of continuing education and professional growth unless done at your expense and time. It's shareholder value at the expense of human value any day.

    Advice to Management

    As we are poised to please Wall Street only and if someone wants to acquire the company, please do so already.

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