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MaxLinear Reviews

Updated July 4, 2018
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  • "The work/life balance is completely off in this company" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours, zero appreciation, pure company culture" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Grow With"

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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

    - Lots of potential for hands-on interactions with products to make a difference in the Company.
    - Open communication between managers/ staff
    - The CEO is hands-on and is very proud of his company; it shows. He seems to know everyone's name

    Cons

    The Company does not have very many frills; they offer snacks/espresso machine each day. Celebrates with snacks for little events like 3-day weekends and Holiday party each year. I would rather be paid the money the Company would spend on extra silly stuff anyway, so it is not a big deal.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "SW Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace
    Tone of experience, not locked down to a single task

    Cons

    Management seem to only look at the bottom line

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance and Accounting Departments are a JOKE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, A few nice managers

    Cons

    There are far to many directors/managers in the Finance and Accounting Department. One in particular who is a directory is absolutely useless and cannot do a thing for herself. She relies on everyone else to do it for her. Her position is pointless and if her boss had any clue as to what her job was he would have gotten rid of her a long time ago.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your abundance of useless Directors!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good company for workaholics."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people. If you do not have a family, MaxLinear can be a good choice.

    Cons

    Hard working culture. Poor work life balance. Some managers yell at subordinates all the time. Had a hard time getting used to be yelled.


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    "Staff Engineer"

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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

    Pros

    Management is horrible, including HR

    Cons

    Leave as early as possble


  6. "Great company"

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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

    Large corporation with the small corporation feel. Lots of room for growth, a lot of opportunity to learn and gain experience. Promotes from within

    Cons

    Break room has an okay selection of things (bread, milk, fruits)


  7. "Competitive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Competitive work;
    Learned colleagues;
    Love the coffee!

    Cons

    Less work life balance;
    Still functions like a small company in terms of projects and management style.

  8. "Principal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - CA- California in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - CA- California in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Salary, RSU and stocks

    Cons

    Management ask work over weekend very often

    Advice to Management

    To be more professional


  9. "Pro-Operations"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team of TEs and PEs in Operations. Nice new Ops lab - bright and shiny. Ops team has proven their worth and usually have management backing to get needed info from other engineering groups to do their job.

    Cons

    Broadcom-centric, so if you didnt come from there then you are sub-par and have something to prove. Acquisitions are stretching the group thin - engineers and mgrs.


  10. "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.


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