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Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and lot of good technical guys to work with (in 122 reviews)

  • It's a good company with good work environment, and good management (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary not meeting industry standards (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "Highly Recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    Interesting company, I learn something new every day!

    Cons

    So many abbreviations and so much jargon to learn.


  2. "Excellent Company to Work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall there is a sense of doing the right thing. Listen to your customers, do what you can to help them succeed in what they do!

    Cons

    Lots of growth is good; the downside is the number of products to keep track off is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    We need more talented people to work here! It isn't what you know, but to have the right attitude. Frustrating as I'd love to be able to point customers to well documented technical documents to answer their questions. Once we have that in place, it seems the next product appears!

  3. "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Good leadership, Great Company

    Cons

    Not many cons that I am aware of


  4. "So far it’s ok."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is good although my department is not run well . People r mostly relaxed which maybe good or bad depending on your age , and your career aspirations

    Cons

    Low salary , Politics , Long work hours , late night calls doesn’t help either to plan daily lives .

    Advice to Management

    Few departments may have to shut down if not enough qualified employees . Low salary and bad teams drive good people who want to stay outside


  5. "Great Company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    People, low stress, great benefits, great atmosphere.

    Cons

    pay is not competitive, very rare to get a pay increase

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive with pay


  6. "Product engineer at Microchip"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team environment. Good growth for a new college grad.

    Cons

    Less pay than market value. Minimal raises every year. Too much reorg in the last year or so

    Advice to Management

    Improve the compensation or else good employees will leave and the teams will always be going thro learning cycle again and again


  7. "Solid & steady employment, but there are some serious flaws here."

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

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

    Pros

    Direct Hire ( no temp agency). Some of the people are very professional & helpful. Good Health Insurance plan compared to many other employers in this industry.

    Cons

    (Somewhat) Low wage compared to other companies. Fab is Understaffed. 12-hour shifts, and you are mostly on your feet. Favoritism; Some areas have cliques as bad as any in High School ( far worse than any of the other semiconductor companies I've worked at)

    Advice to Management

    Go to 8-hour shifts.

  8. "Production Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pruction Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Pruction Specialist in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement - Stock program - 401k - Voluntary overtime - Trimet pass deep discount -Hire within - Great culture

    Cons

    Not many raises - Work can be stressful - In a bunny suit for 10 hrs a day


  9. "District Client Engagement Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock appreciation has been good. Up 100% in the last year.

    Cons

    Base salary is lower than it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises would be nice!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The info on this review is based on me comparing my former employer, world biggest semiconductor which I will call company I, with Microchip.
    My manager gives me lots of room to find and develop solutions for all things related to data movement/processing across factories which are both in the US and overseas. Right from the start I get tons of responsibility. I will be traveling overseas next month to visit a factory to investigate their process and find solutions. Development opportunities where very limited at company I.
    There is no on-call, no employee vs employee based reviews, no aggressive environment where management is constantly on your back. From what I can tell, the avg age here is at least 10 -15 years older than company I. I can't confirm this for sure but in my 17 years of experience, company I is more concerned with hiring young recent college grads to at a bargain basement price to replace older employees. So overall its pretty much night and day vs company I. My based salary is more at MC but my bonus is a little less. However, when I take into account the actual hrs worked at both companies, I make more $ at MC on a per hr avg if you do the math. That's something to think about when considering salary vs actual hrs worked.
    Right now business seems real strong. We just had record Billion $ qtr. There is a common sense when it comes to spending/investing. We can quickly move direction when we need to. Company I, seem to like to throw lots $$ when issues arise. Company I is currently reducing head count based on current news of massive layoff and people I personally know. I really love the current stock price of MC vs company I.

    Cons

    We have a much smaller budget for pretty much everything. Which can make finding solutions and developing more challenging.
    The local café is OK. The café at company I is much better. However, there are tons of place for lunch around me vs company I which is a little more isolated.
    No covered parking

    Advice to Management

    Nothing yet. So far so Good. I really like my manager and the CEO. They are all down to earth. It pretty cool to see the CEO walking around from time to time.


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