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Updated August 30, 2017
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  1. "ASIC Design Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Open-Silicon full-time

    Pros

    -Great Team, technically sound
    -Interesting and complex projects
    -Small Team, more individual contributions

    Cons

    -less projects
    -lacking in mentoring (should be self-driven)
    -poor work distribution (lot of work given to one person while others are relatively free)

    Advice to Management

    Please fix the cons.


  2. "Job review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good for entry level job.
    Average initial salary.

    Cons

    Works load is very high.

  3. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company... get to do a lot of different stuff.. Good learning experience. Easy going management wise

    Cons

    There is not much of work/life balance as the team was offshore and I had to spend quite a bit of time interacting with them

    Advice to Management

    Please have some real strong mid to senior level managers, who can take ownership and deliver results.


  4. "Best Place To start and Enhance Your Career"

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    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are not stick to single field ASICs. So it is very knowledgeful to work in various designs, all with their unique challenges.
    Work culture is the best thing there which helps you to grow technically as well as professionally.

    Cons

    Salary may be a cons but other than that I don't see any.


  5. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its really a good company as we will get lot of learning opportunities.
    Unlike leading the job in a technically constrained environment, there is lot of opportunities here to learn new stuff.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of this company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company to Work!!"

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work life balaced.
    2. Very good environment.
    3. Very good and talented people to help.
    4. Good incentives

    Cons

    No cons as of now.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing same work.


  7. "Design Engr"

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Lot of exposure
    Lot of learning curve

    Cons

    on Lower side for salary
    Sometimes no proper roadmap

  8. "good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Soc Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Soc Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open-Silicon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Environment to learn new things

    Cons

    not yet found but guidance for new employee should be proper

    Advice to Management

    Future Roadmap should be there


  9. "Great place to start your career in VLSI"

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    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open-Silicon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    learn new things
    support from seniors
    free environment to work

    Cons

    little less salary as compare to other companies in market.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lot to Learn if you are proactive and dedicated to your work"

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    Former Employee - VLSI ENGINEER in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - VLSI ENGINEER in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Open-Silicon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Lot to Learn in IP Team. Good for freshers.
    2. Due to low head count, responsibilities are more challenging.
    3. Immense Knowledge growth guaranteed.
    4. HR and Admin are very helpful.

    Cons

    1. Lot of Politics between the BUs.
    2. Employees at Lead level have no Knowledge to guide the juniors under them. Juniors need to be proactive to grow their career.
    3. Lead level positions are filled by too much experienced people who tend to distribute the work and sit idle the whole time without taking any responsibilities.
    4. Compensation is low compared to the work and the market.

    Advice to Management

    1. Lot of deadwood in the company which needs to be cleared out.
    2. Empty vessel makes more noise -> Empty minds make more politics.


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