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MaxLinear Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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Pros
  • 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)

  • Nice work environment and good ERP system (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is slightly disturbing (in 10 reviews)

  • Awful culture, and you are expected to work long hours (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical responsibility from day one. Great place for young engineers. Cutting edge work and "first in market" designs. The design and product teams are excellent at getting products delivered to market.

    Cons

    Engineer's growth is secondary to resource allocation for projects. Engineers' goals are not a priority during reviews. Clarity on what employees will do from week to week is not given importance.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I gave high praise to engineers there but very low grade to top management"

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

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was fun working with various capable engineers there.

    Cons

    The biased top management always favored/groomed a small group of people in their pocket and ignored/mistreated the people they don't like no matter what contributions those people made. Also they laid off people without justifiable causes.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to everybody and don't let your personal feelings get in the way. After all Naxlinear is a public company not your own home which can be run by any style you like. Also what happened to "Maxlinear never laid off people with good performance" that once a director said?

  3. "Excellent execution"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Engineers and Products. Excellent Execution.

    Cons

    Need lots of effort to achieve Pros which is unavoidable.


  4. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Very Relaxed
    Still has that Small feel
    Great Management
    Constant Growth of the Company
    Sensitive to what will give maximum value to the company

    Cons

    Heavy in Set Top Box (a potentially declining industry)
    Not a lot of learning opportunities (focus on what you know)
    A little on the cheap side (it helps with the bottom line, but at a cost)

    Advice to Management

    As you grow, look to great examples like Bill&Dave (of HP) to keep attracting and holding onto the golden employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is growing fast, so is the stock price. RSU granted earlier pays off.

    Cons

    Work system is not organized well compared to the bigger company.
    Most of managers do micro management.


  6. "Do yourself a favor and look for something else"

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

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks and hot beverages in the kitchen

    Cons

    Long hours, zero appreciation, pure company culture

    Advice to Management

    Your company is growing fast and you have a great team in each department. Make your employees feel more valued and appreciated


  7. "Recommends this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear part-time

    Pros

    Very good friendly colleagues and good work environment.

    Cons

    The compenation is a little less.

    MaxLinear Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – recruiting manager

    Thank you for your input. We work to ensure our employees are compensated appropriately for their role and overall contribution to our successes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Staff Embedded Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, company offers good benefits and is financially sound.

    Cons

    Inadequate staffing leads to crazy hours at times.

    MaxLinear Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – recruiting manager

    Thank you for your feedback. As you can see from our careers page, we are actively working to hire in critical areas so please refer your friends to the Recruiting Team.


  9. "senior design engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work and aggressive deadlines

    Cons

    bad management and no added amenties

    MaxLinear Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – recruiting manager

    Thank you for providing feedback and we wish you the best in your next position.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work if you are not white or old"

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    Former Employee - Communication Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Communication Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work, good pay and opportunity.

    Cons

    They seem to have gone on the age and race discrimination band wagon. If you are Asian and young you will fit in. Old white guys need not apply if you are young this might be the place for you

    Advice to Management

    You cant survive on HB-1 visa holders.

    MaxLinear Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – recruiting manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback from your time at MaxLinear. I think our teams would agree with you that the work here is interesting (and cutting-edge) but we are surprised that you felt our... More


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