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  • Upper Management does not respect the employees (in 3 reviews)

  • Not much time off during my experience ther (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Strange place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worst environment like a dungeon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A paycheck! Cafeteria, free parking. Free bathroom (20 word min here)

    Cons

    Small cubes no windows, no direction. Interns are treated much nicer lookout if you plan to come on board. So depressing. Management is clueless . A lot of self important people with no consideration for the real workers . They spend far too much time in meetings and private lunches.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Look around people are not happy.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Top Heavy and Outsourcing Addicts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MACOM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not many. Operations workers are great people to work with though.

    Cons

    Management has been getting rid of manufacturing for the last 5 years and won't be happy until it's all gone. They're proud of the fact that they are experts in cost-cutting and the "strategic use of temporary employment". (exact quote from VP)

    Advice to Management

    Treat the "workers" with more respect and realize when you lay someone off you have completely changed their life. They are not just "human capital"! (another exact quote from upper management)


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The BoD know how to make money. Acquisitions are keeping the company alive.

    Cons

    Cliques. Not what you know, it is who you know. Do whatever it takes to make the quarterly number.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.


  5. "Worse management I have ever seen"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Peers were great people. We helped each other but that was not recognize by senior management.

    Cons

    Promotions are given only to people who are really good friends with management or family members. Even if the manager sucks, they will keep them there because the GM has a personal knowledge with them. My last year there, our group exceeded our profits yet all the people on my group got nothing on return. The "Senior" leader on the other hand, got a promotion. Our "salary increase" the senior leader gave us added $7 to my paycheck. Several people on my group left because of this. Peers were great but management was not up to par.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the people that deserve to be promoted. Not only your friends or family but the people that make that company work.


  6. "Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MACOM full-time

    Pros

    12 hr shift,3 on 3off,4on 4off. Gives a nice short work week. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    No training. Supervisors show no professionalism, managers do not treat employees seriously. Pay should be more, and they need to treat employees with more dignity.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers and supervisors with experienced trainers. Get better human resource that actually helps employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Get your act together"

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Everything takes its own time

    Cons

    Managers don't have technical background


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