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"A mid tier semiconductor company heading in too many directions"

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Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA

I worked at Intersil full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Knowledgable and truly intelligent coworkers

Cons

Management steering in a downward spiral

Advice to Management

It was a good idea to change the leadership, continue making shrewd decisions

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  1. "The good people is leaving the dummies are staying. Recent stock bump is temporary (look at SLAB history)."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few good/smart people left in the company
    Average benefits
    There is a chance that the company will be sold off. This is good for those of us who have significant unvested equity.

    Cons

    New CEO (Necip Sayiner) has started a turnaround the wrong way by laying off the best people and keeping many incompetents. Several high profitability projects are risking significant delay and/or cancellation.
    New CEO keeps mentioning his past success in turnarounds, but if you dig a bit deeper those have been mainly failures.
    Don't trust what your manager says, because he probably is just guessing like everyone else.

    In Milpitas several design and test teams are very weak. The good teams are in NJ and the UK but I expect many people there to head for the doors.

    The company is focusing in PMICs (as is every other competitor who has significant more resources and are much better managed).

    Advice to Management

    Stop believing what your design directors are telling you
    Stop following from way behind
    READ A TURNAROUNDS BOOK! You have made every mistake so far


  2. "Very steady job until management redirected company focus"

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    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intersil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with very talented and dedicated engineers. Great benefits. Many products are unique and customer driven giving a leading edge engineering experience. Fairly relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some products had inherent bugs that were difficult for the customer to deal with and hard for applications to debug. Management focus resulted in constant restructuring that shed some good talent.

    Advice to Management

    If there is a core competency to the company work to keep the engineering intact, that is your most valuable resource. Chasing various markets without firm revenue long term is not a steady growth strategy.

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