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Intersil Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Nice people, good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment, amazing work culture, great people (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Awful organization with little or no process (in 3 reviews)

  • Constant lay offs and uncertainty (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company but now owned by someone else"

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

    I worked at Intersil full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, competent management

    Cons

    CEO uncaring and always thinks he's thew smartest person in the room.


  2. "Staff Design Engineer"

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

    I worked at Intersil full-time

    Pros

    Good people are working there

    Cons

    Management team is lack of vision

  3. "Hardware Engineer"

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

    I worked at Intersil full-time

    Pros

    Worked with smart people
    Allowed to perform projects outside of scope

    Cons

    Chaotic work structure, low morale, multiple layoffs, old school company


  4. "Product Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, people and work

    Cons

    Recent acquisition by Renesas electronics


  5. "Great Place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intersil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good jobs and good salary

    Cons

    Very Competitive and very tiring


  6. "Mediocrity"

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

    I worked at Intersil full-time

    Pros

    Low pressure culture
    Generous benefits (e.g., 401(k) matching)

    Cons

    Weak management
    Engineering talent is mediocre

    Advice to Management

    Management should start to make sure that bad decisions and poor performance have negative consequences. Poor performance is rewarded too much at Intersil (now Renesas). The Renesas corporate culture seems incredibly bureacratic, and supposedly they bought Intersil to try to adopt a "leaner" American culture.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Micromanagers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can remember. I remember dreading waking up in the morning to go there. My boss would ask me to do something, then do it himself behind my back. He didn't do that to male employees.

    Cons

    Everything! The people were lame, the work was dreadfully boring, and I had a difficult time justifying being there every day. It was truly the worst place I've ever worked and one of the reasons I will always regret becoming an engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Make it fun to be there. Most of your employees are there for a paycheck, they couldn't give two craps about semiconductors. Treat people well and they will work their tail ends off for you.

  8. "My company makes me feel my worth regularly"

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    Current Employee - Lead Quality Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Quality Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intersil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Takes full advantage of my strengths, works with my weaknesses. Committed factory assistant managers that I couldn't say enough good about.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough people. Bean counters get involved to a fault. I suppose that's the way of the world, but if a bean counter followed me around as I got my daily 6+ miles in, they'd rethink how they evaluate needs of the business. Just as an example

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job identifying where the fat truly is. Start by observing who comes in after 9 am and leaves well before 6. You'll find it isn't in manufacturing.


  9. "company is good, they give good benifites to employes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they were all very fantastic and good environment to work

    Cons

    there is nothing i can say, everything fine and good


  10. "Good culture"

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

    I have been working at Intersil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Comparable salary, good work and life balance, good management

    Cons

    Recently merged by Renesas (can be good or bad depends on team)


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