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Updated February 20, 2018
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  1. "Opportunities galore"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is open to ideas, and constantly changing the organization to adapt to the market or the the non-stop acquisitions made. Constant influx of technologies into the company, and increasing scale make work challenging but fun.

    Cons

    With so many acquisitions and changes, some times it is a hard place to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep buying, keep evolving, and try to standardize systems to scale better.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time

    Pros

    Vacation Time amount. Flexible Time off

    Cons

    Poor 401k and tuition reimbursement

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Staff device engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Device Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Device Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsemi (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and average working environment

    Cons

    Headquarter makes all the decisions, department opinion not taken into account when giving promotions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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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 Microsemi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Microsemi is a growing company that serves very critical and important market segments in communication, data center, aviation and defense. There is real opportunity to contribute to the success of the company, to grow in your role and develop your skill set. As Microsemi grows, there is opportunity to expand the depth and breadth of your role and to receive recognition for your accomplishments. The work environment is fun and challenging with great colleagues who want to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Like any growing company, deadlines can be aggressive which forces you to prioritize tasks and be creative in your solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employee engagement and development.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "ZERO training. ZERO Management support."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent starting pay.
    Work with some cool tech

    Cons

    Zero team work and management is off site and could careless. Was expected to pick up a new project with some complicated testing with 4 hours of training, management might have responded to maybe 40% of my emails/voicemails.

    Upper management keeps getting huge checks while not paying Vendors, expecting production to stay on going and then crapping on you for not hitting the mark.

    Upper management lies about their education and keep their job!

    Young engineer's know nothing about teamwork and will undercut you to get ahead.

    No raises for the everyday workers, so upper management can get their pockets filled.

    HR Dept should be reclassified as Corp Enforcement, do not think they have anything but the companies well being in mind. They will avoid you if you ask for assistance...

    Advice to Management

    Won't do any good, you do not listen to us when we worked for you, why would I think you would now?


  6. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    i liked the people I worked with

    Cons

    not happy with benefits and underpay


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible bogus benefits and no work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the division

    Cons

    The employee portion of health insurance premium is much higher than other companies in the Bay Area. 2% 401K match is a joke. No ESPP. Don’t be fooled by the bonus target in your job offer. Bonus payout has never paid out in full target level, although the company is doing well financially. At best is at ~ 30 to 50% of the target payout. Worth yet, this year bonus payout is paid in lieu of the RSU and vesting in 3 years. I thought bonus payout is based on company and employee performance for the current year. It's almost like an “IOU”. So if you decide to leave the company before the three year vesting period, you are screwed. Stay away from this company since there many good companies in the area that take good care of their employees, not just the bottom line or their executives.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees or just do away with the bogus bonus program. Stop using the continue future investment/growth excuses to rob from your hard working employees.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Microsemi full-time

    Pros

    Good technology, nice people to work with, pay and benefits decent.

    Cons

    The management team at the top level doesn't understand the timing business and make foolish decisions that aren't based in reality. Also the annual bonus never pays out despite record performance.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the bonus plan everyone is tired of being lied to about it every year.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Microsemi Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time

    Pros

    It's a job and close to home.

    Cons

    Management continues to run on a thin headcount but expects same results.


  10. "EA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsemi (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team dynamics and work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes challenging to find work-life balance


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