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  1. "layout designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Auburn, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Auburn, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GigOptix as a contractor

    Pros

    work on obsolete FPGAs & ASICS
    Chris Saint is a great guy to work for

    Cons

    must have ability to solve difficult problems fast with out help work in a demanding fast challenging environment.

    Advice to Management

    hire more contractors as direct


  2. "Accounting Intern"

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    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GigOptix as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with a mentor, so if you need help you have a specific person to go to. Small company, but the environment isn't too stressful for the intern.

    Cons

    Must ask questions, they won't tell you anything if you don't ask. But, they do teach you the basic processes and how to use the system. If you want to know more, you must ask. This can be challenging, because there is a lot of things you might be interested to know but am not sure how or even specifically what to ask.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job, moderate pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GigOptix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively understanding management, personal attitude, spells out work policies clearly. They are willing to negotiate with your needs regarding salary or hours, though it is a bit of a process. Online time keeping is a plus, though they don't really care what's on it, unless it's less then expected hours.

    Cons

    Not always organized on work needs or requirements, pay is low for industry unless you negotiate with them. Resistant to change archaic methodologies even when the benefit is clear and the need is great. There is a lot of soft pressure to stretch yourself too thin, requiring you to take a hard line with them. Tend to keep you compartmentalized, limiting personal growth.

    Advice to Management

    The company looks organized from the top, but lacks a lot of managerial infrastructure for people on the bottom. The management culture is one that favors appearances far more then substance.


  4. Helpful (5)

    ""AVOID !!! GO OTHER CO.""

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GigOptix full-time

    Pros

    NO Pros for this company

    Cons

    " Just make money for AVI., just blame employee."

    Advice to Management

    Please need to change.


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    RF Experience, learn a lot from this job.

    Cons

    Too much work load and no move up because small company


  6. "Good Company to work for but needs to give employees to grow"

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, vacation, high tech company that is the heart of Silicon Valley

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow; small company

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a chance that will increase employees morale and productivity


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The worst company I worked for all my 25 year's career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Optical Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Optical Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GigOptix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people there are very knowledgeable and friendly

    Cons

    Management style is very poor: a lot of overtime work for free including weekends, frequent giving promises and subsequent breaking them, saving money on necessary things like equipment and spending money on frequent "work-related" travels of upper management; not respectful attitude to employees, including threatening, yelling, rude words.

    Advice to Management

    Find different job for yourselves

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some interesting technologies here

    Cons

    Gigoptix is a terrible place to work. It's a culture of blame with the single goal of making money for Avi. They are overly careful about spending money and lack simple perks like coffee. They also are reluctant to purchase the neede test equipment. There is very little cooperation between employees and everyone tends to stick to themselves