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  1. "So far good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monolithic Power Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, work life balance

    Cons

    Time gap with Asia office


  2. "Good place for young and just fresh out from school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monolithic Power Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    stock is going up, good place for new graduation people, many things to explore, work closely with China team, free ice cream every 6 months

    Cons

    a lot of politics, under paid, ok benefit, many Chinese tradition rules, management is very old school style, not willing to invest in people

    Advice to Management

    open communication to your employees, invest more in your employee not spend money on building relationship with China


  3. "Good for College Grads to Start Off"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations/Customer Service/Inside Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations/Customer Service/Inside Sales in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monolithic Power Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible. Work-life balance. Friendly work environment and culture (Chinese).

    Cons

    Runs like a start-up. Manual processes. Low pay and no recognition. Lack of leadership and training for employees. Office politics and poor communication from management.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and be transparent. Care about employees and think about their learning and development.


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  5. "Great Technology!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monolithic Power Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Technology
    Opportunity to work with the best analog products in the industry
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Greedy Management
    CEO shows lack of vision
    Bad managers

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to stop being so greedy and allow people to move up the corporate ladder. The executives are very overpaid here. Most executives in a $250M company make about 30% what these guys make.


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    "I should not apply job here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monolithic Power Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good stock performance, good basket indoor gym

    Cons

    HR is the worst, there is no communication inside of company. Maybe top level management feel all people working here are too expansive comparing with new graduate from secondary university from China. So better quit yourself, before they move headquarter to China.


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    "Not so good"

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    Current Employee - Designer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonus compensates low base salary

    Cons

    Company needs more direction or at least the direction should be better communicated

    Advice to Management

    More clear communication


  8. "Need more management strategy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has designed good products. has good device engineering and process for portable applications. good chance to win more markets if product definitions are allowed by applications and marketing. The design engineers are very good.

    Cons

    As a engineer you will have to work hard to get a promotion. Designers are in charge of products and not many applications engineers are able to define new product lines. Some products take a long time to get to customers for sampling. They will not spend a lot of money on new equipment or CAD. lots of new engineers are hired in China

    Advice to Management

    Should spend some money on new lab equipment and hire more junior applications engineers in US. promote good engineers to become managers or allow them to define new products


  9. "erratic and unpredictable management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have an interesting process. You will learn what NOT to do.

    Cons

    MPS management is very erratic and unpredictable. Priorities change daily. They have no long term vision. This is a typical Chinese company when it comes to quality.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that there are good ideas besides your own. Start some strategic planing.


  10. "director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Monolithic Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    fast pace and very dynamic working environment

    Cons

    need more process in place for bigger company transition

    Advice to Management

    develop leaders and people in their career


  11. "Company Technology and Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    cutting edge technology enabling competitive products

    Cons

    it is a good place to advance


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