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Hittite Microwave Chairman, President, and CEO Stephen G. Daly
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  1. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hittite Microwave (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard charging company focused on being the best. If you work there you are expected to perform. Excellent product easy to sell. Loyal customers.

    Cons

    Too much focus on military business. The company needed to expand to other higher volume markets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing which is expect results from your employees and give big stock rewards for a job well done


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Na in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Na in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hittite Microwave (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, people, work life balance. Work here if you can.

    Cons

    None in my opinion.

  8. "Great growth opportunity"

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    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.


  9. "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


  10. "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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