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Integrated Device Technology Reviews

Updated February 5, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is good compared to many other tech companies" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Good work environment and nice folks" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time

    Pros

    Well paid and interesting work

    Cons

    Too much focus on short term and making company look good to investors

    Advice to Management

    Great job pumping the stock


  2. "Smart coworkers and good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits ( base + bonus + stock)
    Health Insurance is good
    Vacation ( 3 weeks to start if you are an experienced hire and
     4 weeks after 5 years)
    Work-life balance
    very smart coworkers

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are very limited. Not much scope to try out something else.

  3. "good culture good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time

    Pros

    overall a nice place to work..friendly people and supportive environment

    Cons

    usual semiconductor industry challenges but overally better than other places


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A very political place at the top, headed by a weird CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus, usually great colleagues at a junior level... but senior guys are cahoots with incompetent people heading key groups, who in turn suck up to the most calculating CEO I have ever seen (a wolf in sheep's clothing)

    Cons

    The CEO (Waters) is a class act in corporate deception... nice smile, looks genuine, but an utterly political and mean guy, who commands his equally corrupt and spineless HR to play his games....

    Advice to Management

    You are sold to Renesas... good riddance to Waters (CEO) soon... hope he drifts into eternal darkness (yes make him rich if that's what it takes to see him off forever)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Many Challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Understaffed in many areas, Very long hours with very little reward. Strategic direction is not real clear as many of the products targeted are not developed yet and execution is questionable. Career path or potential advancement is very, very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Don't abandon what made IDT what it is today. Failed acquisitions over the past 3 years have misaligned the company and dissolved any synergy that existed between the product lines. Numerous reorganizations have company morale on the decline and the culture change is very concerning to many.


  6. "On the right track"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Shift product mix toward analog / mixed-signal is good corporate strategy. Well run financially. Fair, friendly, team-players. Good work / life balance. Nice HQ facilities & relaxing environment.

    Cons

    Socially conservative and heavily PC culture that needs passion and excitement.
    Limited award / recognition & professional training programs.


  7. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Documentation in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Documentation in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Integrated Device Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit package and environment.

    Cons

    Office politics and male chauvinism.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the talent

  8. "Quality Manager"

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time

    Pros

    IDT has a very cooperative environment and treats employees well.

    Cons

    Large company has many systems to learn.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid OID"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time

    Pros

    IDT's traditional business areas are healthy and doing extremely well, especially for its size.

    Cons

    This review is intended for the OID division, which was formed by acquiring GigPeak/GigOptix. The optical business depends highly on China, and with the recent slow-down the business is not doing well. The design team works on many designs, but there are not enough resources to support all of them. There is no cooperation and support between teams. On top of that, the designs are years behind their competitors, so they can only compete in price which is never a good place to be. The management lacks respect for engineering, and there was essentially no communication, forecast, and planning from the management. This results in every single product and project becoming last-minute emergencies when a customer decides to buy one (if ever), and everything becomes priority. The employees work very hard to make things happen, but this being repeated time after time have resulted in extremely low morale and frequent turn-overs.

    If you enjoy hard work without recognition, this place is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent engineers, empower them by letting them have the resources and time to work, and focus on a fewer projects instead of way too many. Hold frequent reviews to include all teams even in the design phase, so that things do not become emergencies. Many problems can be avoided if there are regular reviews. Actually respect your employees and the work they do, not bully them into pointless overtime to cover your own short-comings.


  10. "Applications Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Integrated Device Technology full-time

    Pros

    Very nice products; great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Nothing specific to be mentioned