MaxLinear Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2020

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2.7
42%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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MaxLinear CEO Dr. Kishore Seendripu
Dr. Kishore Seendripu
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "less automation more opportunity to learn(in 6 reviews)

  • "Tons of work to do, which means you can learn a lot of new stuff and gain a broad view of development(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work/life balance is completely off in this company(in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "Excellent place to work..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Test Technician in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    So many smart and great people to work with..

    Cons

    Sketchy sometimes what was really going on...

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  2. "Good Place to Start"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Chance to have Engineering Responsibility Right Away

    Cons

    Guidance and Career Path is not a Priority

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Maxlinear Vancouver"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Rd Analog 

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice projects done. Knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Micromanaging by the manager Favoritism of old colleagues

  4. "MaxLinear"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wide range of technologies, project execution

    Cons

    Smaller company, less career opportunities

  5. Helpful (2)

    "No Thanks"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and Free Bananas

    Cons

    Poorly run company because of micro managers

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  6. Helpful (9)

    "So disappointed of sys team management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Free bananas. And sometimes you can take them home!

    Cons

    I don’t have to say anything. Just look at what just happened and what will happen. Excellent engineers left. Good luck for them as they will be trusted, treasured and respected in other companies. And the reason of this? Ask System VP!

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  7. Helpful (11)

    "Top management in SJ is an extreme micro manager and is politically incorrect and demeaning"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear

    Pros

    What is there to say??

    Cons

    Don’t join if you expect to provide experienced inputs. Just be a yes man and you will do fine in SJ. Don’t be offended if you hear God Damn this and a bunch of 4 letter words and that, just accept it because management in SJ is not politically correct and short tempered. People have left due to his insensitivity.

    MaxLinear Response

    May 2, 2019recruiting manager

    I'm sorry to hear this. Please reach out to your local Human Resources Representative about this.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "do not know what to say"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    What does not kill you will make you stronger

    Cons

    management in Maxlinear is really bad

  9. Helpful (15)

    "Had a hard time"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really really have no idea.

    Cons

    The CTO is the worst people I have met in my life. I really hope I will never see him in my rest of life.

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Staff Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time for more than 3 years

    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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