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"What a see what happens"

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Current Employee - Distribution Analyst in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Distribution Analyst in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you find the right person to work with, you can learn additional perks to performance

Cons

No training or supportive documents available for job
No communication from management
Always waits until its an issue before beginning resolution

Advice to Management

With the movement of jobs to Malaysia, how will the US economy recover. Investing in automation, upgrades and effeciency could help reduce overhead cost. Steve Laub is driving a $500K car, how does that make the employees feel with lay offs. Some one is thinking of the overall good of the company

Other Employee Reviews for Atmel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Some upsides, but the low employee morale brings you down"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, nice health benefits. You get a sense of working on projects integral to consumer electronics devices. The chance to work for a well-respected member of the tech industry.

    Cons

    Lower pay than at comparable tech companies. Incredibly low employee morale seems to be the norm. As a younger engineer, I have seen too many engineers later in their career who feel mired in their current position and unhappy with the career path they have had at Atmel.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees as to the state of the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "arrogant management is the norm."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health package, and good salaries for the Colorado Area. There is still the ability to directly impact the bottom line of the company and the challenge of the work makes it a great place to be an engineer.

    Cons

    Management is hopelessly clueless with respect to how to treat employees like people. Some groups are huge and bloated, while others are sadly understaffed due to a lack of clear vision or focus from management. The micro-management of technical positions is common, most engineering managers do not trust their engineers to do the job. This micro-management is a culture that leads all the way to the top, it frequently requires the CEO to sign off even the most basic positions (even summer interns). The 401K is pathetic at 500 bucks a year total matching for all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have some open an honest communication with employees. Lay-offs right before Christmas while giving yourself huge bonuses are not going to improve moral.

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