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  1. "The PLX Community"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The company was not so big that it seemed like it was impossible to meet everyone there.
    -The executives treated everyone as equals
    -The CEO knew my name!

    Cons

    -Some employees were laid off after the acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you. I wish everything was like it was before the acquisition.


  2. "Nice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Took care of employees, did not just lay off people when times got tough.

    Cons

    Products were not worth too much, not much boom...


  3. "Technically Excellent"

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    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at PLX Technology (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work, good learning experiences

    Cons

    Work is hard but it pays in quality of product

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PLX Technology (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Executive Management was very positive

    Cons

    Board of Directors only cared about getting the biggest bang for their buck. Did not care about the rest of the shareholders or employees


  6. "Nice medium size company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Although not a fancy office, at least myself felt comfortable. Free drink cheap vending machine and free snack is always a refresh when tired from work. Open door management made employees willing to speak out. Annual flexible time off is better than most of other silicon high tech companies.

    Cons

    So so salary for engineers compare with silicon valley average. Annual salary raise is minimum. Focal review is pretty much one way from supervisor. If employees have not so decent supervisor, your career growth is limited.


  7. "Work Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.Very good technology two work on.

    Cons

    There are many Political game in small team some time very Hard to work with such people

    Advice to Management

    Please Advice some manger not micro managing every thing.


  8. "senior asic verification engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Verification Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Verification Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ok to good development/verify process management. But toolset way lags behind average industry.
    Design/verify flow is effective and no unnecessary fansy/useless stuff.

    Cons

    Poor salary, way not compatitive.
    Virtually zero bonus over years.
    Bad stock performance.
    Management not very fair.
    Small company but too much inter-people calculations.
    Less respect for engineers work compared to other parts of the world.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire potent middle to low management team.


  9. "Plx technology is very friendly and good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PLX Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Storage division was acquired from a company called oxford semiconductor. People are very friendly. Pay are good

    Cons

    Company basically break even. It is stressful sometime for your job security. The Taiwanese chip company lunch relectless price war on chip industory. Life is hard for good people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good working and thinking of new way to earn more revenue.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "From an engineer at PLX"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very competent technical team. Market leader in terms of market share. Management very approachable. Feels like you've working at a startup.

    Cons

    None of the potential benefits of working at a startup. Unrealistic and unreasonable schedules in the past 3 years have left the engineering team with very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Market leader should mean not just having the largest market share but being able to tell customers what they need instead of just doing what they want. Be confident and say no to customers, if you dont eventually you wont have much talent left in your engineering team in the near future.


  11. "PLX is a great place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good amount of technical challenges.

    Cons

    Smaller company, After a while work becomes repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing the good work


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