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Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. "Macom Co."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of right now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Electrical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MACOM full-time

    Pros

    MACOM is a good company for an Engineer to learn by hands-on experience. Competitive salary and compensation. Company has grown in many new areas over the last several years.

    Cons

    Company is very spread out across the globe which is probably a good thing. However, it often seems to be less efficient working with several people at many locations for different tasks rather than a more localized facility.

    Advice to Management

    Would recommend providing better training/documentation on executing key tasks, especially when introducing new processes.


  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Assembler III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Assembler III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MACOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health an 401k benefits for employees .

    Cons

    They outsource some work to oversees. Should really be made in USA.


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  5. "Electrical Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone was super friendly and willing to help me learn during my internship. I also got to play ping pong everyday at lunch which I loved. Internship program was run really well and I truly felt like part of the MACOM family by the end.

    Cons

    Terrible coffee and the cubicles were kind of depressing. Overall great place to work.


  6. "Fantastic Internship opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment with great people. I was given my own project to run with and take full ownership of.

    Cons

    Working on my project I was not able to experience multiple different opportunities within the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great work environment, little opportunity for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are incredible people and the work is interesting. Company benefits are good.

    Cons

    It is very visible to employees that most of the growth opportunity and bonuses go to management. Employees in lower, critical positions are likely to remain in those positions with slow growth. The company feels very "fat" at the top level.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the workload by hiring more support.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with decent benefits but not great. Fairly nice building in a good location. Easy to get to.

    Cons

    Worked for MACOM for over 10 years and it was a much better company before the current owners took over. Constant layoffs as more and more manufacturing jobs are moved offshore. No raises in eight years but management continued to get their bonuses. No chance of advancement unless you're a member of the "good old boys club". Lots of money spent on new product development with no clear-cut objective and very minimal results in sales. Management is extremely top-heavy. Management rules by intimidation and only cares about the quarterly results and and increasing the stock price for their bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Change your ways if you want to retain good people.


  9. "director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Loa, UT
    Current Employee - Art Director in Loa, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MACOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it is good. people are nice

    Cons

    it is boring. everything is the same

    Advice to Management

    hire more people for the big workload


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Strange place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, close by, some decent people.

    Cons

    Poor planning, abusive towards employees, rule by intimidation and backstabbing. It has nothing to with what you know but who you know. Very archaic and primitive workflow, some refer to management as cavepeople. People with many years in can do no wrong regardless of their incompetency or lack of productivity. The place is like walking on eggshell as you have to be very mindful of what you say to any individual. Suggestions for improvement are not well received at all.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your house and clear out the old minds and deadwood.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer-Lowell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus, friendly people. Fair benefits with bonuses

    Cons

    Poor training, if any at all. Terrible upper management who only cares about the bottom line, not retaining quality employees. Management degrades employees frequently. Senior management cares little to change what is wrong and look at the issues, instead they are constantly focused on the quarterly numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look why you are not making your numbers and correct it. Senior management under the current circumstances, are a hindrance not a help.



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