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"Once a great place - run into the ground by a combination of market circumstances and mismanagement at the top."

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

Pros

During it's heyday Transmeta was a great place to work. Great group of talented people, great work environment, lot's of focus and sense of a common goal - designing a microprocessor. There were management opportunities. Managers were all very personable, helpful, and allowed the necessary space for people to get the job done.

Cons

When Transmeta got out of the processor business and into design services, things went down hill. But they had no choice, as they weren't able to compete against Intel. Leadership was doing what it could, after not being able to succeed at design services, they got a new CEO and went into IP after trimming 75% of the work force. The new CEO really lacked vision anad he forced the company's visionary out, and that was the beginning of the end. Lack of vision during the last 2 years.

Advice to Management

None - simply the wrong person for the job.

Other Employee Reviews for Transmeta

  1. "Once a wonderful place to work before it collapsed"

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    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transmeta part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay were very good. There was also good collaboration and a great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Transmeta was initially a darling of the financial community; however, over time with management and technology problems the company began to shrink. It just could not stay ahead of competition.


  2. "Good pay, spoilt company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the amount of work, used to have lots of smart people, everyone gets an office (no cubes)

    Cons

    Never executed well, too many senior leadership transitions, cannot compete against industry leaders, fragmented business models that never caught on

    Advice to Management

    Give money back to investors and close shop


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