Inphi Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2021

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4.3
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Ford Tamer
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "nice work environment not too much politics(in 10 reviews)

  • "Company is growing rapidly with products in key markets and strong market share and traction with customers(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The company is growing and although its really a pro, there are growing pains(in 6 reviews)

  • "Work /Life balance can be improved(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Exciting and positive place to work!

      Dec 2, 2020 - Management in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Growth company in innovative electro-optics markets for cloud and data center. After 9 years here it is amazing to be a part of the journey. Love the people, the innovation, the tenacity and drive of our team and the vision of our CEO. EPIC culture drives the team. Beautiful new building / campus at HQ.

      Cons

      If you don't like to work hard and be successful than Inphi is not for you. But personally I can't complain about anything.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Toxic culture and micro management

      Apr 1, 2021 - Operation in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. talented and working hard ppl 2. advanced product design and feature 3. Growing fast

      Cons

      1. The organization is kinda not well established. not letting the right person to do the right thing. You will see PM not working on schedule and material availability 2. a lot of redundant meetings which are talking about the same thing 3. most of ppl have no sense of lunch and dinner time. They will call meeting any time. also there is routine meeting happening during lunch time 4. Expect your boss to have micro management 5. Company is growing too fast and hiring a lot ppl. sometimes it is also bad.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      OK

      Apr 30, 2021 - Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Livermore, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good company to work for

      Cons

      long travel time to work

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 22, 2021 - Product Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
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      Pros

      Good company . Good work culture

      Cons

      None to tell as of now

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Disappointed

      Mar 10, 2021 - Great Potential and People Very Poor Management 
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      Pros

      Impressive company with great potential

      Cons

      Poor management can ruin a good thing.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ignore the bad reviews here Inphi rocks

      Dec 22, 2019 - Principal Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The CEO sets the stage at any company and Ford is awesome. He's making the right moves and Inphi is taking off like a rocket ship. Senior Management team is great. Eric, Mohammad, Lawrence, Loi, Ilya, Rahda, Charlie and the rest. Too many to name. Best technology and focused on where we are the dominant number one leader. High speed connectivity that is industry leading. The best and meanest 16 nm and now 7 nm DSPs out there driving 400G ports. An incredibly talented engineering team. First time silicon success every time. Amazing DSP technologists from architecture to implementation to software. The best customer engagements. I just wish I could say something about our incredible customers and how good things are going. Good Pay, RSUs, benefits, snacks. Will be moving to new building soon. Ignore the bad reviews here. I think those must just be folks that don't like to work hard and be successful. This is a place where you are needed and will be appreciated.

      Cons

      No company is perfect, no human endeavors are perfect. The IT policies are somewhat restrictive. We sometimes engage with customers we probably shouldn't. We need to hire more but esilicon acquisition will help. Looking forward to their joining.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Inphi - Among the Best in the Industry!

      Dec 31, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
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      Pros

      Generally well balanced team across all disciplines. Inphi has been growing steadily in the past number of years. A company cannot grow consistently without a balance team. There are always room for improvements in any team and organization. Good news is that Inphi management is open minded and willing to take feedback and push for continuous improvements. Leading edge, not me-too products. Able to work on Interesting projects is important for many strong & good engineers. Relatively speaking, company willing to invest into tools, equipment & compute hardware. CEO driving growth. Pay is competitive and RSU returns are good as company is still in a fast growth-mode. Good snacks, drinks, fruits & free lunch every Wed.

      Cons

      Inphi has more opportunities than it can handle, hence, always can use more help/resources. Hiring "good" engineers takes time, and translates into resource shortage. Used to have some territorial and/or "difficult" personnel/managers, changes have been made, but things like this will take a year or two to allow the dust to settle. (Fortunately, more than a year has gone by). New Inphi members probably don't even see this previsously less desirable atmosphere any more. This is the reason why there seems to be mixed review relating to politics etc. related matter.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great optical company to work for

      Oct 27, 2020 - Senior Staff Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      World leading technology and team, good work culture, pay and benefits. New building is very nice, in a good location.

      Cons

      Sometimes can be very busy

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great comp but lot to grow

      Dec 28, 2020 - G&A Manager 
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      Pros

      TC is good but still traditional work style

      Cons

      Mindset growth and processes are outdated

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent leadership and communication

      May 30, 2020 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best leadership and communication regarding company direction, challenges, and our values. I felt welcome from day one and continue to feel valued as the company rapidly grows.

      Cons

      None at this time. Fast paced, growing company.

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