MaxLinear Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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3.5
56%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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MaxLinear CEO Dr. Kishore Seendripu
Dr. Kishore Seendripu
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Tons of work to do, which means you can learn a lot of new stuff and gain a broad view of development(in 8 reviews)

  • "For entry level engineers, there are opportunities to learn here if you can stomach the work environment and don’t mind the long hours and pressure(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance is a challenge(in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours, zero appreciation, pure company culture(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      great place to work

      Apr 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good compensation, great team, growing globally with exciting work

      Cons

      none any different than other companies

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Intro-Mid Career Company

      Mar 15, 2021 - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Technical Interaction and Exposure to Design Process

      Cons

      Limited Upward Mobility and Senior Engineer Attrition

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bigger company with small mindset

      Mar 16, 2021 - ASIC Design Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Financial stability. Could be a good learning place for younger engineers, if mentored.

      Cons

      No obvious career or monetary upside. Company was never known for its generosity towards chip designers. No obvious market focus. It seems leadership avoids market segments that are very competitive.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      General fine

      Mar 4, 2021 - Senior Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      can learn a lot as entry level job

      Cons

      tons of work to do

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great workplace

      Jan 10, 2021 - Principal Engineer in Orange, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Much to learn from project and coworkers

      Cons

      Busy and pressure on schedule

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company for new graduates

      Oct 3, 2020 - Senior Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Lots of opportunities to learn - awesome culture - hands on managers - decent compensations and benefits

      Cons

      No matching from the company for 401K

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not Recommanded

      Dec 21, 2020 - Senior Staff ASIC Engineer in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to explore.

      Cons

      Too chaotic. Management shifts resources from project to project.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      working in maxlinear

      Oct 9, 2020 - Senior FAE in China, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      aggressive company, competitive product, will to share the succees with employee

      Cons

      changeable, team always change too fast

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company

      Aug 20, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good company with start up environment

      Cons

      work life balance is a challenge.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Staff Engineer

      Nov 15, 2018 - Senior Staff Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kishore is a visioner. He really knows where is the right direction to go. The company is a good place to new graduates and jr. careers, expecting lots instructions technical or not. Nice working environment, Reasonable salary and bonus.

      Cons

      Management was always the issue. Too many micro management from different levels to cut in while you were set to finished another task. Less experienced team leads and low/mid managers on projects’ schedule planning and executing. (Un-reasonable schedule leads to the very pushing deadline. It’s not just happened on a single project. It’s on all projects.) Do not fully trust your manager’s opinion/suggestion, especially, when there is no another manager around and willing to prove that it wasn’t your idea to do it this way. There are different fractions in this company and your manager won’t back you up if thing goes bad.

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