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Updated May 19, 2022

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4.2
56%
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51%
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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company to work for

    Dec 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good schedule, a lot of good manager

    Cons

    benefits were not that great

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    It great

    Aug 3, 2021 - Bank Teller in Needham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    The benefits aren’t the best

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Oct 14, 2021 - Valet Attendant in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fresh air outside Talk to variety of people

    Cons

    Customers can be rude and think they own you

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Ok to work

    Apr 26, 2021 - Field Service Technician in Westford, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom

    Cons

    A Log hours day and short pay

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    awesome

    Feb 19, 2021 - Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great environment to work for

    Cons

    none that i can think of

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Hard work but rewarding

    Apr 27, 2021 - Registered Nurse in El Paso, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The teamwork is great and everyone is willing to help.

    Cons

    The nurse to patient ratio are a lot

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good company

    Apr 15, 2021 - Product Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    challenging work, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    work stress, work life balance

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Awesome Entry Level Company

    Feb 16, 2013 - Product Development Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Poor discipline, long hours and job insecurity

    Aug 21, 2010 - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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PMC-Sierra Reviews FAQs

PMC-Sierra has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 218 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at PMC-Sierra to a friend and 36% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, PMC-Sierra employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at PMC-Sierra. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

56% of PMC-Sierra employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated PMC-Sierra 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at PMC-Sierra to be benefits, compensation, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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