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PMC-Sierra Reviews

Updated May 14, 2019

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3.3
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PMC-Sierra CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
75 Ratings
Pros
  • "Independent,Autonomous working environment promotes individual growth(in 21 reviews)

  • "Provides a great work-life balance and opportunity for career development(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "slow career growth, long hours without acknowledgment or reward(in 6 reviews)

  • "Management issues, work life balance can be better(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent technolgy and team atmosphere"

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      Former Employee - Director of Global Accounts 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Access to leading edge Semiconductor products. Excellent Datacenter solutions.

      Cons

      Too much revenue with top customer can sometimes limit engagement with additional tier 2 and 3 customers.

      PMC-Sierra2019-05-14
    • "Great place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time

        Pros

        Benefits are good and competitive

        Cons

        nothing really great place to work

        PMC-Sierra2018-10-12
      • "Has been good"

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        Current Employee - Architect in Sunnyvale, CA

        I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time

        Pros

        Benefits were good. can't complain

        Cons

        Sold before realizing the full potential of its products. lead to little dilution of its profits.

        Advice to Management

        look after employees

        PMC-Sierra2017-01-13
      • "Senior Operations Manager"

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        Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

        I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good Benefits, good teams in the Sunnyvale facility.

        Cons

        PMC was acquired by Microsemi. Lacked communication from upper management. Very little was done to motivate employees.

        PMC-Sierra2016-10-30
      • "Good team, bad managment"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          They have a Quality Technical team and proects

          Cons

          It suffers from Poor Managment

          PMC-Sierra2016-09-07
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          "Good work environment, diverse product lines for a small company"

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          Former Employee - Firmware Design Engineer in Houston, TX
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Unlike many other companies, the CEO and upper management actually understand the product catalog and can have a meaningful technical conversation. This generally leads to better high-level decisions about product lines and R&D planning.

          Cons

          The Houston office is small with not a lot of room for growth. If you want long-term career advancement options as an engineer, you'd be better off in one of the offices in California or British Columbia. Product engineering schedules are usually set by marketing/sales teams, and rarely have any connection to reality (e.g. only scheduling a week for a month-long hardware prototype test process). The result is an environment...

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          PMC-Sierra2016-07-23
        • "Product Engineer"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Negative Outlook

          I worked at PMC-Sierra

          Pros

          Smart people, nice office, Starbucks Coffee within the office

          Cons

          Employees lacking passion, food in the cafeteria is expensive and not good

          Advice to Management

          Make the work place exciting

          PMC-Sierra2016-07-04
        • "Firmware Design Engineer"

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

          I have been working at PMC-Sierra for less than a year

          Pros

          Work environment, managers, co-workers, Pay, benefits

          Cons

          no lunch and no transportation

          Advice to Management

          nothing

          PMC-Sierra2016-04-22
        • "I enjoyed my experience"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at PMC-Sierra

          Pros

          Good overall benefits package. Lots of technology, challenging work. Teams are committed to success. Good opportunities for motivated employees. First and second line managers care.

          Cons

          Like a lot of tech companies there was quite a bit of schedule erosion due to constant feature creep from customers. Some sacrifice of long term commitment for short term gains.

          Advice to Management

          Enforce more rigid customer relations. Stay committed to long term goals and opportunity markets.

          PMC-Sierra2016-04-12
        • "Great company"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at PMC-Sierra

            Pros

            Invests in employees, management is listening to employees

            Cons

            People are sometimes not accountable for failures

            PMC-Sierra2016-03-23
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