PMC-Sierra - Poor discipline, long hours and job insecurity | Glassdoor
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"Poor discipline, long hours and job insecurity"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Friendly people, willing to talk face to face. Technical experts willing to share with others. Doing technically challenging work, sometimes leading edge. Very good quality standards, and eager to maintain good customer relationships.

Cons

R&D design team does not respect other groups,rejects new ideas or approaches. There is no good sense of discipline, with frequent schedule slips. Designers mess up key features with no consequences. Dysfunctional behavior: confrontations, put downs, yelling in meetings or e-mails; but these disappear when talking face to face. A lot of churning through procedures and red-tape. Layoffs occur frequently, with no good reasons why. Very top heavy with management. International company but very Canadian centric, not open to other ideas or cultures.

Advice to Management

Focus on accountability starting with the top VP, schedules and cost. Avoid acquisitions that are too expensive and take too long to pay off; much money was lost purchasing companies that never delivered. New CEO shows promise improving discipline, but culture is entrenched.

Other Employee Reviews for PMC-Sierra

  1. "challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Lead ASIC Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Lead ASIC Engineer in Roseville, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity to wear many hats within technical discipline

    Cons

    understaffed projects resulting in long hours

    Advice to Management

    trust your people


  2. "Leftover from the 2000 tech bubble"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Acceptable pay. 401k match vests from day 1.

    Cons

    Weak managment team. Group is full of old HP/Agilent employees who do not want to make hard decisions. Limited growth opportunity as most markets served are mature.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate new talent at the director level in the management chain.

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