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NetLogic Microsystems Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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  1. "fast paced cutting edge chip design with no rest for the weary."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    bleeding edge technical design work in semiconductors. generally great engineers to work with.

    Cons

    little to no transparency, middle of organization is ruled by tyrants and empire builders.

    Advice to Management

    no matter how technically great someone might be, you have to have the discipline to cut off the cancers that infect the organization.


  2. "Wonderful company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetLogic Microsystems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and smart people all around

    Cons

    Nothing stands out that can be talked about

  3. "Depends on the team"

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    Former Employee - Verification Engineer
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer

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

    Pros

    I worked on a good team under Netlogic. We were acquired by Netlogic (we were previously RMI). The team remained intact and were still given resources to continue our efforts.

    Cons

    I do fell like Netlogic did not fully included our remote site/remote team when it came to quarterly meetings, information about the company. Felt like we were in the dark at times. And then eventually they decided to cancel our product line. Didn't quite agree with that decision.

    Advice to Management

    Do include remote sites/remote employees in team and quarterly meetings. It would definitely help with moral and feeling part of the overall organization.


  4. "Design"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Ground up design work.

    Cons

    Old eda tools, process is not setup.

    Advice to Management

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  5. "netlogic is an pure indian workplace"

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work on big network processor, a lot of periphel in soc chip

    Cons

    It's an india company. You may confortable if you are india


  6. "Overall positive"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Clara, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Clara, UT
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, professional work environment, not many ncg everyone is expected to perform and do their job right away

    Cons

    a little hectic, not as good desk or lap top

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  7. "Nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Staff Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is a collection of very talented individuals from many renown big and small companies. Great place to enhance your professional carrier. Good upper level management and very good road map.

    Cons

    More work as individual, more responsibilities and expectations compare to big companies.

  8. "Good place to work - fast & interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small teams, good responsibility, good work

    Cons

    Still have the startup environment downsides


  9. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work for. Competitive

    Cons

    some times communication is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and better RSU vesting schedule for empoyees (like management)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning experience for me, but do your homework before joining, be realistic in what you hope to achieve there."

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    Former Employee - Processor Group in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Processor Group in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Salary was decent for me, as was RSU component
    - Office building is nice
    - Project road map is solid, at least for the short term
    - Opportunity to gain experience

    Cons

    Many of the senior engineers from the RMI days have already left, or they have simply checked out, waiting for their RSU/options to vest. What remains is under experienced engineers and managements. Project management is largely ad hoc and there is very little (if any) technical leadership. The issue isn't talent, it is the undue stress on employees caused by short development cycles, poor management, ego's driving technical decisions, etc. One can spin this as being a company with a start up feel, but I see it as undue stress on employees.

    - Limited opportunities to move to management
    - Small (basically single person) team leading architecture of next generation chip.
    - 4 years vesting period of RSU (I am not sure what is average in the industry, but could be shorter)
    - No 401K matching

    Advice to Management

    Hire technical leaders to set direction. Methodologies evolve. You can't expect processes from years ago to apply to today's chips. Encourage engineers not to work in a bubble. Also, be more transparent, hold more meetings, show the employees that there is concrete plans moving forward to reduce some of their concerns.


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