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Updated September 5, 2017
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  1. "Principal IC Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility allows good work/life balance

    Cons

    No stock incentive even for some senior level engineers. Compensation inconsistencies among groups

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating yourselves too differently compared to the rest of the employees. You are creating a group of demotivated people.


  2. "Stressful place to work with no opportunities to grow."

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    Former Employee - Worker in Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Worker in Beverly, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsemi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are getting a pay check, health insurance, a couple of perks, 401k... not sure about vacation (I believe they got rid of that or are planning to)

    Cons

    Many silos. Office politics rules. In some cases resources with no skills that are not doing their job get better benefits than the ones that are working hard. Just because they are friends of someone in higher up. Managers hiring friends that don't qualify for the job. Don't expect to grow; unless you brown nose big time. If you are smart don't show it!!!
    Stressful place to work with no opportunities to grow or for your voice to be heard if you are not part of upper management's chosen ones.

    Advice to Management

    Replace some of your managers and investigate if the employees they hired are fit to do their work.

  3. "Good place to work but not great"

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

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

    Pros

    * Salary is ok
    * Can go to concerts \ sporting events with company suite
    * Summer BBQ and small HR planned events
    * Gym, but small
    * Some travel to other offices
    * Company paid for training if approved

    Cons

    * Benefits aren't good, only high deductible
    * Profit sharing isn't much if any
    * No performance raises or if there is, it's not much
    * 401K company assist isn't much
    * Hiring process takes a long time
    * No ESPP plan, not a big deal though


  4. "Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, well respected environment.

    Cons

    Missing team work in certain area. Slow moving pace. It is a typical Military-Space type of company.

    Advice to Management

    More up to date with the current industry.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Balanced but lacks growth opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Microsemi full-time

    Pros

    People within groups are friendly and competent.
    Work is challenging and rewarding.
    Compensation is reasonable for some regions depending on the origin of the acquired company and new hiring processes.

    Cons

    Little room for growth.
    The outlook for acquired businesses through debt seems to warrant collecting profits instead of driving new development. This implies lower job stability.

    Advice to Management

    With many acquisitions, some focus should be building employee confidence to reduce turnover rate. With experience in the hardware industry, building/selling a widget, there are some growing pains to move to new sectors to increase profits.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Money to hire VP's and to buy companies, but none for the employees!"

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

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

    Pros

    If you are in upper Management, it is great! The money stays there.

    Great tech and people.

    Cons

    Never seen a raise over 2.5%.
    If you get a lot of work done and do it good, your reward is more work.

    No real chance for advancement

    CEO makes $27million a year

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employees you already have! Stop treating them like a number in the stockroom, you do realize we can see what the upper crust makes.


  7. "Long Term work rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Site Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Site Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stable work, Lots of places are contractor mills. Microsemi rewards contractors for hard work with actual temp to perm conversions. Unheard of in this day and age of 3 year contractor limits.

    Cons

    - Raises are merit based and unless you are ready to work hard and impress the heck out of every one, you are just going to get a cost of living increase.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Love the new Health care packages. Health workers are happy workers

  8. "QA Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None. Can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    None. Great work life balance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant engineers to learn from. Tons of opportunities/potential in the enterprise storage unit.

    Cons

    Upper management discourage growth by dictating outdated tools & processes. Deadlines are prioritized over quality. Behind industry on salary/rewards and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Become less rigid. Allow buisness units to investgate and improve processes by adopting industry leading practices and tools. The "value" metric needs to come more from below than above.


  10. "Work hard, achieved goals but laid - off"

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

    I worked at Microsemi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting technology and wide portfolio of products

    Cons

    Not much concern for employees. Microsemi buys companies then has a series of RIF's to achieve its goal of 60% GM and 30% GP. Very little organic growth.

    Advice to Management

    Microsemi needs to focus on developing its employees so that the company can be more efficient. It seems like the companies that have been the most successful focus on developing there employees.


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