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"Strong engineering community, strong leadership, great opportunity to grow professionally"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
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Pros

MxL is not afraid to take big risks -- in technical decisions and in people. I've gotten the opportunity to do things here I was not able to get elsewhere. Smart decision-making, technical mentorship, and humility are valued as much as technical virtuousity. Barriers between teams -- analog IC, digital IC, systems -- are low. Opportunities to learn are plentiful for those who seek them out. As a new grad, you will quickly get the opportunity to work on circuits that will end up in successful products.

Cons

This is not the easiest gig in town. Like being part of any team with high performance and high standards, you'll be surrounded with people who want to succeed and make great products. It is not always easy. However, as the company has grown, there is much more modulation -- downtime after tapeouts, "normal time" between projects, opportunities for technology development. Even during the difficult times, I've gotten support from my managers and peers to take care of personal needs and family issues when they come up.

Advice to Management

Focus on building and training stronger middle management to support the designers in the trenches. This will help new grads develop and cope with the fast pace and aggressive goals.

Other Employee Reviews for MaxLinear

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good place to work for workaholics"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For those who dare challenge here is the place to work.

    Cons

    Pretty sad to see management lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in your employees by rendering them assets, instead of liabilities.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn a lot in short period of time. Team is very good technically and a bunch of smart people.

    Cons

    Long hours, aggressive schedules, unprofessional management that does not respect the employees, no balance between work and life, unreasonable work load and short time given to complete it, managers/Directors that claim credit for collective success and deflect blame to the team for failures, dirty politics, people are rewarded for being nasty and pushing the unreasonable deadlines, an ass kissing culture, managers/directors have balanced life compared to employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, think about work and life balance for employees,review how your managers/directors are leading their team and if what they are saying about the team is true,

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