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Hittite Microwave Chairman, President, and CEO Stephen G. Daly
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  1. "Good preparation for your next job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting work with a lot of skilled people

    Cons

    confused unfocused management still tying to find their way

    Advice to Management

    seize the opportunity to diversify


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    "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with who are knowlegdable in their fields. Due to the relativley small size oft he company communication with senior and middle is easy.

    Cons

    Given the small size of the company it is nessecary to put in a lot of hours to get work completed to meet coustomer demand.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere prior to sale

    Cons

    Purchased by Analog Devices and took apart structure

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fair


  4. "My review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hittite Microwave (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work and good people on the floor. Very enjoyable to work for.

    Cons

    Certain managers absolutely were the worst I have ever seen. Workload was always way to much.

    Advice to Management

    Analog purchased Hittite and removed most of the management structure. Hopefully that helped.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good relations and work environment

    Cons

    Lots of work for each member


  6. "Great growth opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hittite Microwave full-time

    Pros

    Overall, great people. Most do not take themselves too seriously. Opportunity to work with multiple teams and departments. Inventing some very cool and cutting edge products (note: these are semiconductors [computer chips]). Free bagel Fridays!

    Cons

    While executive leadership is strong, middle management is weak. Some department heads hold knowledge like it is gold where other departments heads are more inclusive. EVERYONE punches a clock. Exec mindset is that working remotely isn't working.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead wood faster. Hold middle management accountable for developing team. Allow more people to receive bonuses and stock.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Company will push you beyond what you feel you are capable of

    Cons

    Need better work life balance

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hittite Microwave (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sharp people to work with and interact during projects
    Good leading edge research and development into new products
    Competitive and exciting environment

    Cons

    Poor management decisions
    Overworking of employees
    Low salary compared to number of hours required to work
    Timesheet tracking via scan-in system


  9. "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good family like environment with enough benefits. Get opportunity to work hands on with interesting products.

    Cons

    Although, being a small compnay, it has family like environment, it could get uncomfortable sometimes due to its small size. Poor management. Management needs to be more effective.

    Advice to Management

    It is a good company to work for overall, but the size of the company is a pro and a con depending on how you look at it.


  10. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hittite Microwave full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work; great culture; many opportunities for growth. High tech semi conductor market is hot and this is the type of place you want to work at.

    Cons

    none; middle management is great; senior management is great also.

    Advice to Management

    none


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