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Mindspeed Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice offices and people to work with

    Cons

    No cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. "Semiconductor in the bay area"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mindspeed (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work life balance. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    take over was always on my mind

  3. "The way it used to be.."

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    Former Employee - Management Professional in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Management Professional in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flat organization provided god opportunity to learn business.

    Cons

    Top leadership was short-sighted and would only embrace what they wanted to see at the exclusion of what was real.
    Board rewarded only top leadership when company did well - no bonuses or RSU's below director level, regardless of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hand over the company to leaders that appreciate the people that make the company successful at every level, and who have the courage to embrace the brutal facts, and act accordingly.


  4. ""Go nohwere company""

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefit were OK and really nice and bright people worked there

    Cons

    Poor management: very short term driven and obvious lack of interest in people

    Advice to Management

    Good technologies and reach IP portfolio. Latest buy out is good opportunity for remaining people, products and IP


  5. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality people and culture, dedicated management team.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


  6. "No advancement opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pros are some (not all) good people that work there and the work environment

    Cons

    Long hours, no advancement opportunities of any kind, bad management, no vision, low morale among the employees, no incentives other then stock options that are worthless, everyone just does the minimum that's required, no sense of community.The majority of company was sold MACOM, hopefully they will do a better job on the above mentioned points for the remaining of the employees!

    Advice to Management

    Listen, build goodwill and profit sharing for everyone not just yourselves! example: If you say WE need to start cutting expenses don't give yourselves a bonus. Treat your core employees better then your VPs because if wasn't for them there wouldn't be any products to sell!


  7. "Zombie land - no quality control, no methodology, and nobody cared."

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    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mindspeed full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were some descent, competent employees working at Mindspeed.

    Cons

    The ASIC development team was completely directionless and disorganized. Shocking lack of attention to detail. Management is stuck in the past. No methodology. Management lacks understanding of the complexities of modern 100+ million gate chip design and verification. They believe that you can build a complex chip with a skeleton team and no methodology. Utilization of entry level engineers in India.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless to offer advice. They wouldn't listen.

  8. "Horrific Management, No one has any trust whatsoever"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great healthcare plan

    Cons

    Cronic layoffs, abusive treatment, layoff threats, only one merit increase every 3-5 years, no stock or bonuses (only for upper management)

    Advice to Management

    Needs a total management makeover but the cash burn makes this unlikely


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst CEO and BoD imaginable; Pervasive 1%/99% Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good folks in worker-bee roles.

    Cons

    Culture of threats and bullying.
    Miracles are demanded yet resources are abysmal.
    New ideas don't get implemented due to budget constraints
    No transparency if you are not CEO staff
    Zero regard for employees

    Advice to Management

    Resign...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tragic waste of potential, squandered by appalling management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology
    The people "in the trenches" are very friendly & smart
    The weather in NPB is lovely
    Relatively little politiucs amongst peers

    Cons

    Absolutely appalling management, among the worst I have ever encountered.
    Complete absence of strategy and minimal plans. As a result a lot of confusion, random changes of direction and very stressful sudden urgent deadlines.
    A strong culture of blame, shouting and bullying from the top down.
    Very poor communication.
    Shareprice, revenue & profit all declining.
    No co-operation or communication between groups: they might as well be different companies. No product line synergy or coherent planning.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the shareholders: retire & hire better replacements


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