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Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life Balance is great and great working environment (in 109 reviews)

  • Great work environment and helpful staff (in 32 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "Great Company, Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Solid company culture, helpful and results oriented people. Diverse mix of products means no one industry will likely cause disruption to income.

    Cons

    Slightly lower pay than other semi-conductor companies, but trade-off is a much lower chance of layoffs and poor treatment from management.


  2. "Mostly good."

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good plan for handling down times.

    Cons

    Many companies have been combined and sometimes it is difficult to find who you need.

  3. "Successful company that shares that success with employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microchip business success over 100+ profitable quarters is shared with all employees through stock and bonuses. It's a great place to work where your individual contributions matter. Training is considered essential and leaders are grown from within. Our CEO promotes communication at all levels and updates us quarterly on how the company is doing and how we can contribute.

    Cons

    Our growth through acquisition has challenged employees to adapt to lots of changes in responsibilities and organizational structures. Even though it's challenging is a great problem to have

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Love it!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    Successful, stable company with opportunities for advancement
    Compensation is good- quarterly bonuses have been REALLY GOOD!!
    All employees are shareholders which is awesome!
    Benefits are good- I especially love that we have a medical clinic onsite and the tuition reimbursement is another great perk.
    AMAZING CULTURE!
    Collaborative, team based environment which I love. Leadership is approachable and committed to employees professional development and growth. The work is challenging and employees have opportunities to work on projects outside their normal job responsibilities that they are interested in. Employee empowerment is a huge part of the culture. Employees are given the flexibility and freedom to make decisions which builds trust and inspires people to do their best.

    Cons

    None- I feel very fortunate to work for an honest, ethical company like Microchip.

    Advice to Management

    The quarterly communication meetings are great. It's really nice that the CEO takes the time to over what is happening in all the different business groups and the company as a whole to give all employees a big picture perspective and the opportunity to ask questions.


  5. "Work experience"

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

    Pros

    Learning, growing, security, leadership, trust

    Cons

    Infrastructure needs improvement, better cafe


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Basic semiconductor manufacturing"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    In general, co workers are held accountable for slacking off, inappropriate behavior, and attendance. It's your basic, old school wafer fab experience.

    Cons

    Old technology, greedy management and CEO, not very clean "clean" room, lax safety standards, worse industry pay in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so greedy. Pay your employees what they deserve, stop promoting suck ups and favorites and base reviews on merit, not how much you like someone. Stop treating operators like expendable trash.


  7. "Hampered at every level"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Decent facilities. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    This will take a book. From the CEO to the bottom manager...their all stucknin 1980's management mode...they still believe in Synergy but have added global design teaming to it. They try to apply linear manfacturing based time models to recursive design flows. There is little reinvestment in logistics, because the stock dividend is sucking too much money out of the system. Benefits and compensation are the worst of my career. Trivial 401k match even with 100+ profitable quarters. Many medical claims take months to resolve.

    Advice to Management

    None. I truly believe you don't care.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work over all"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EES Technician Lvl III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - EES Technician Lvl III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic headquarter upper management, blows Atmel upper management out of the water. Management at Co Springs factory is old Atmel management and doesn't quite compare to the quality of Microchip management but this continues to improve. 401k, 401k match, stock bonus, quarterly bonus, stock purchase plan, educational benefits, employee funded insurance benefits

    Cons

    often feel pigionholed to 1-5 pieces of equipement. cutthroat compettionion still exisits. you can be shown 100 times how to do something but will never be handed the reins to take the task on yourself. breaking out of department and growing career is difficult but possible. there are "cliques" that hold people in positions while advancing others.

    Advice to Management

    Continue striving to grow and adapt to the Microchip culture. Pay attention to the relationship between the folks you manage. I have witnessed many times over the last 10 years, project techs that may cut some off at the knees while promoting the actions of family friends, giving them many chances to excel and produce because of who they know, while suppressing growth potential for those willing to work hard, and those that do work hard behind the scenes. Learn to recognize them more. Learning equipement is more than just showing someone 100 times how to do something, it's letting them do it, without formal training this view must be adopted to grow better technicians. Strive to get rid of the interdepartmental biases between the people you manage. it is still very much alive from the Atmel days and does not fit into the Microchip culture. Cutthroat competition must go.

    Microchip Technology Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – Senior Manager - Human Resources

    Thanks for the review! It’s good to hear that you think Microchip is a great place to work over all and…. that you think Microchip’s upper management is fantastic. Having joined us from a recent... More


  9. "Design Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    great work environment, feels like a family, everyone helps and learns from each other

    Cons

    salary and raises, CEO doesn't really come to our site much

    Advice to Management

    understand that cost of living is going up and the pay doesn't keep up with that


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Third world sweatshop"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. Pays the bills.

    Cons

    Work load doubles every year due to bigger and more desperate acquisitions, CEO gives himself and his two friends brought over from Intel tens of millions of dollars every year while telling everybody else to "lose the entitlement mentality", never expect any pay raise and just be grateful to have jobs. And this at a time when Microchip has record financial results. The CEO has an automatic 8% annual pay increase in his employment contract. He gave himself 12% this year and another $10 million "leadership bonus". He is also receiving more than $1.5 million every quarter in dividend payments. He is a billionaire or close to being one but he doesn't give anything to the ordinary employees. Look at the job postings. They are offering 20% less than anybody else for a given engineering position. Work conditions are worse than at any acquired site.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy monsters


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