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Magnum Semiconductor Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    The business growth is limited


  2. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is small and can take various experience at different part

    Cons

    Business goes down and cannot expect better future.

  3. "Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None I can think of. The company is on life support. There is no upside.

    Cons

    The CEO micro-managed the company into the ground and has no vision. He came on board in around 2008, inheriting revenues of around $80M, number of staff of around 250 and 4 office locations. In 2015 revenue had dropped to around $15M with sub $5M outlook for 2016, staff was reduced to about 50 and number of locations to 2. Key staff left out of frustration with him and customers got equally disillusioned with him. He's now trying to re-invent the company for the 3rd time (DVD recorder chips to broadcast chips to IP camera chips), but the company has to raise funding in a tough climate with a CEO that has no credibility left and is trying to build a chip for a market it cannot compete in.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late to turn the ship around. The only viable option is to sell off the company.


  4. "Friendly Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Magnum Semiconductor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good working relationships across groups

    Cons

    Ups and downs with finances


  5. "Over all, it is a good place to work, with regarding to people and technology."

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about video compression from algorithm team, if you are lucky enough to work with them.

    Cons

    Company's directions kept changing which created all kinds of issues, especially time and money.


  6. "good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - VLSI in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - VLSI in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    provides a good work life balance

    Cons

    management mistakes in a tough market


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fractured organization limits possibilities"

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

    I worked at Magnum Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Some strong executive management, high end engineer's. multi-location experience

    Cons

    Fractured executive team had departments fulfilling alternative goals. In fighting created waste of resources and lower morale. CEO temper was out of control, as were a few others.

    Advice to Management

    Gut that executive team and bring in team builders.

  8. "good to retire at Magnum Semi"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Magnum Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good coffee and good dinner

    Cons

    no new product, why why why

    Advice to Management

    new product development, please do it soon


  9. "Verification Engineer at Magnum Semiconductor"

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    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working and dealing with cutting edge technology, recommended for all who interested in ASIC development and verification for video processing
    Good team spirit, nice work place

    Cons

    Not a good place to learn and for self development
    Projects and tasks are often changed and get different priorities

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  10. "not the most informative Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - VLSI Verification Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - VLSI Verification Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Close to a big company environment

    Cons

    A company meeting was held, and it was informed that there weren't going to be any layoffs. Within weeks, a few were laid off.


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