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Updated December 12, 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. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Maxlinear Review"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Place that Good for investors. The company is growing and competing which will probably bring the stock price up.

    Cons

    Place that Bad for employees. Management is extremely problematic not investing in human resources.

    MaxLinear Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – recruiting manager

    Thank you for giving feedback. We’re sorry to hear that your first year with MaxLinear isn’t going as well as we’d like for all of our employees. Please feel free to reach out to HR for assistance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It is growing up company. It starts up with the cable consuming product and now is extending to giant range. People inside will experience various of projects, involving different techniques, costly equipment and new market.

    Cons

    The company is still small. The R&D cycle is always tight and the task is sometimes heavy. people inside needs to take over multi roles.


  4. "Senior Staff"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Learn at a fast pace.
    2. Very transparent.
    3. Effort by all groups to make the products successful. First tapeout becomes a production chip, something I have never seen in other places.
    4. Desire to dig out all issues and resolve all issues to make a quality product.

    Cons

    1. Sometimes gets difficult to meet the schedules.
    2. Low on fun activities.
    3. Nothing major.


  5. Helpful (13)

    "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Good technology, good products, good roadmap. Top management has been making right decisions

    Cons

    Terrible, authoritarian style company culture. Everything is top down, very stiff w/o much freedom or flexibility at bottom. Most staying employees don't feel happy about the culture but they choose to tolerate it for various reasons. Very high turn over ratio for former Entropic employees (acquired in 2015). It's ridiculous for such a high tech company to keep reinforcing working hours!

    Advice to Management

    Put down your egos and give some freedom to employees and mid level managers. Do something to make employees happy. You are losing people faster than you can hire. This company is not scalable at its current condition.


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Some interesting work and some good colleagues

    Cons

    Everything else. Extremely dictatorial and communistic environment. Before joining I didn't realize this place was nothing but a chinese government branch.

    They will pressure you to death, work you to death, blame you to death. Give you super low pay so they can put a ton of money in their pockets

    Advice to Management

    Execs go drop dead


  7. Helpful (16)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Free bananas.
    You will appreciate much more all your past and future work places.

    Cons

    Awful culture, and you are expected to work long hours. No sick days. Few vacation days, and you are expected not to use them. The CEO likes to visit the cubicles after 7 pm, to see who's working and who has already left. Working long hours is more important than actual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to the employees you're interviewing. Don't waste their time. Tell them about your management style. Tell them they will be constantly yelled at. Tell them they won't be respected and be treated as modern slaves. Tell them their PHD will be useless, you just like to boast about PHD percentage in the company. Tell them they will be laid off right after working days, nights and weekends in order to meet some impossible deadline. Tell them they will be micro-managed. Tell them that visibility is very important to you, and that's why they will sit in cubicles of four, mistrusted and constantly monitored.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "boring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    stock, fast pace, interesting products

    Cons

    endless meetings; abusive and rude executives

    Advice to Management

    no help


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Working with smart people on challenging projects. Company is getting better when transitioning from startup into major players.

    Cons

    Managers and leads sometimes are hard to communicate with. Not enough room for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Build mutual trust between employees and the company. Everything else follows.


  10. "Great company"

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

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Great cutting-edge technologies. Great as your first job in RF area. Great boss and teamwork. Very little politics.

    Cons

    Does not pay very well. Work life balance needs improvement. Needs to commute sometimes. But it is heard that these have been improved a lot now.

    Advice to Management

    The technical management is very good. Focusing on getting the job done, but very little politics against employee. But cross team work needs improvement.


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