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Microchip Technology Gresham Reviews

Updated December 28, 2016
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Pros
  • Work life Balance is great and great working environment (in 100 reviews)

  • Part of that love is caring for people and desiring to build a positive work environment (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary not meeting industry standards (in 15 reviews)

  • Low Salary & Bad health insurance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Going downhill fast"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed work environment. Love the compressed work week. Good benefits, including free clinic onsite.

    Cons

    High attrition, mediocre pay, low and inconsistent raises. They absolutely refuse to pay better no matter how many people complain.

    Currently cutting back staff like crazy, but the same workload, so we have to do a lot more work for the same pay. Work is quickly becoming high-stress and the positive culture is no longer.

    Advice to Management

    A decent wage is important and necessary.


  2. "Good stable company. Very relaxed place to work"

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    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, low stress, great schedule supervisors were responsive for the most part

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other companies in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Higher wages across all departments and positions


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and stable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, quarterly bonus when times are good.

    Cons

    Base pay is below market


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  5. "Long work days but long weekends are the payoff"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Usual work schedule is 3 days on and 4 days off, then alternates with 4 days on and 3 days off. Give plenty of time outside work to do other things.

    Cons

    Working in a bunny suit gets hot but you do get used to after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees complaints with an open mind; this will help keep them happy and avoid unnecessary turnover.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The Long weekends are the best part of this job"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Long Weekends, no question about it. That's what makes it worthwhile working at Microchip. We work 12 hour days each. One week it'll be 3 days on and 4 days off. The next week will be 4 days on and 3 days off. Plus, although many do not take advantage of it, MCHP does reimburse for tuition costs for those who want to pursue college education. It doesn't have to be specifically related to the wafer industry, it can be Business or many other areas as well.

    Cons

    Wearing a bunny suit all day long can get hot and stuffy, but you do get used to it after working there a while.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the opinions and concerns of the employees, especially those who have shown their loyalty over many years. Take them seriously and do your best to address those concerns in your regular manager meetings.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Production Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy work
    good people
    good management
    OT available

    Cons

    hard to stand out even with a good work ethic

    can be boring

    Advice to Management

    good job


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Equipment Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Equipment Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Principal Equipment Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    not micro-managed, self empowered, treated like a real engineer and not a glorified technician just expected to take the heat for down equipment, aggressive with buying other companies to help company grow more.

    Cons

    Pay raises don't come often at all, 401K matching isn't great, vacation policy is just okay but lacking compared to other semiconductor companies, blackout period for trading stock is 50% of every quarter so ridiculously long not to be able to get to your stock to sell when you want.

    Advice to Management

    Restore annual raises instead of the quarterly review that makes no sense and reduces morale severely since no one ever knows when a raise will be while yearly at least you know everyone gets a raise or everyone doesn't.


  9. "production specialest-expeditor-temp"

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    Current Contractor - Production Specialist Temp in Gresham, OR
    Current Contractor - Production Specialist Temp in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microchip Technology as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with company for 2 months and is honestly best company I've ever worked for. Lots of benefits, plenty days off, employee appreciation, and room to move up.

    Cons

    Have to wear bunny suit for 12 hours which is unfortunate but not to difficult. I don't think of anything else.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate the opportunity to grow with this company and become an integral piece and apply my degree when I obtain it in the near future to a technical position.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Going downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site health clinic for employee and spouse
    Family Day to bring your family members to see where you work
    Occasionally a great quarterly bonus

    Cons

    Hiring 'kids' who don't want to actually work at their job, they would much rather sit around and talk.
    Supervisors who are incompetent and are more concerned with how much work is being moved, but don't want to do anything about the 'kids' who want to sit around talking.
    Leads who don't do anything but sit around with the 'kids' and talk.

    Advice to Management

    You don't listen so there is not a point in giving advice. Your good people are leaving!! Open your eyes and stop patting the backs of the ones who come to work for social hour.

    Microchip Technology Response

    Aug 27, 2015 – Senior Manager - Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback regarding the lack of co-worker engagement where you work. We have many openings in our Fab in Gresham. Many of the positions we have there are entry level positions ... More


  11. Helpful (10)

    "Production Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microchip Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the only Pro is the Stock benefits.

    Cons

    Health care sucks, Management borderline incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees


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