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Updated Apr 27, 2021

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4.1
56%
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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "Independent,Autonomous working environment promotes individual growth(in 20 reviews)

  • "Provides a great work-life balance and opportunity for career development(in 15 reviews)

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

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Ok to work

      Apr 26, 2021 - Field Service Technician in Westford, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You have a lot of freedom

      Cons

      A Log hours day and short pay

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Hard work but rewarding

      Apr 27, 2021 - Registered Nurse in El Paso, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The teamwork is great and everyone is willing to help.

      Cons

      The nurse to patient ratio are a lot

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company

      Apr 15, 2021 - Product Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      challenging work, good benefits, good people

      Cons

      work stress, work life balance

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      awesome

      Feb 19, 2021 - Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great environment to work for

      Cons

      none that i can think of

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent technolgy and team atmosphere

      May 14, 2019 - Director of Global Accounts 
      Recommend
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      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.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      PMC

      Aug 3, 2019 - Verification Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working culture Innovation, Work life balance

      Cons

      Salary less than market Less RSU

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Awesome Entry Level Company

      Feb 16, 2013 - Product Development Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It would be hard to believe that there is a better company for college grads, especially ones interested in design work. If you show the ambition and capability, you get to work on very cool things at PMC. As an entry level product development engineer, I worked on design projects that I never had thought I could. My friends at Broadcom and Qualcomm are so envious of my work. Some asked me to help them get a job here.

      Cons

      We work very hard and long hours. Salary is good but could be better - one of my mentors tells me of extreme salary compression once you have worked here for many years.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Oct 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits are good and competitive

      Cons

      nothing really great place to work

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Poor discipline, long hours and job insecurity

      Aug 21, 2010 - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people, willing to talk face to face. Technical experts willing to share with others. Doing technically challenging work, sometimes leading edge. Very good quality standards, and eager to maintain good customer relationships.

      Cons

      R&D design team does not respect other groups,rejects new ideas or approaches. There is no good sense of discipline, with frequent schedule slips. Designers mess up key features with no consequences. Dysfunctional behavior: confrontations, put downs, yelling in meetings or e-mails; but these disappear when talking face to face. A lot of churning through procedures and red-tape. Layoffs occur frequently, with no good reasons why. Very top heavy with management. International company but very Canadian centric, not open to other ideas or cultures.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent opportunities

      Nov 23, 2015 - Senior Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Highly recommend, especially for entry level chip designers. You will do things at PMC quickly that you would not do for 3 to 5 years in other companies. Senior designers will help you. Love it here. Benefits are very good (at least compared to my previous companies).

      Cons

      Satellite offices all over the world can cause interesting conference call times. However the company is sensitive and there is usually a good amount of flexibility when this happens.

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