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Power Integrations Reviews

Updated November 25, 2017
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Power Integrations President, CEO, and Director Balu Balakrishnan
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best places to work in Silicon Valley"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has more than doubled in market value since I joined yet it feels like an agile startup. We know executives by first name with a very open culture. I've worked at small firms to big techs and by far, Power Integrations is one of the best companies to work for in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Not a lot of nearby lunch options yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Finance Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Integrations part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I did a summer internship at Power Integrations in the finance department as a part of my Master's program. I got an opportunity to work with the top level management directly and learn from their experiences. My internship over there was extremely insightful and educative. I worked on a couple of projects with the CFO and the finance director of the company, who helped me to understand the semiconductor industry and the role of finance in a company's growth. Through this internship, I got an opportunity to get a taste of many roles in finance that helped me to choose a career path for myself. Other employees were also very helpful and welcoming.

    Cons

    You need to own a car if you want to work at the San Jose office. No public transport available. Or Uber is the only next option available.

  3. "Director of Quality"

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    Current Employee - Director of Quality in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Quality in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very highly regarded IC company in power conversion market. Great momentum in business growth.

    Cons

    Market expectation is very high due to past successes. Stock price tends to be volatile.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "CFO Asks for Salary Confirmation from New Candidates"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people working there really do care about the job they are doing as well as their internal and external customers.

    Cons

    CFO asks for "Proof" of applicant prior salary before hiring approval. He actually wants to see pay stub or W2. This is just outrageous. He is outrageous and egocentric. Many possible new hires just walk away after this proof is asked for before an offer is extended. In addition, his finance organization and other G&A staff are demoralized. They try to fly under radar to keep their jobs. Hostile work environment makes it difficult to succeed. I am trying to get out asap. Enough is Enough!

    Advice to Management

    Hello - wake up and do the 360s on this CFO. Pay attention to information passed down by the flocks of people leaving finance organization as well as other external information on what it is like to work with this CFO. He thinks he will get CEO job...Oh Ok. But the CEO is not going anywhere. This is not funny. CFO has appalling business practices and CEO has been more than informed which makes him complicit in this horror show at Power Integrations.


  5. "bad company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time

    Pros

    Working hours and lower level employees

    Cons

    unethical management and crappy business


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lacks Communication"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location, ok pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Upper management mostly focuses on financial metrics as success criteria but won't share the rewards. Employees are over stressed and unhappy. Some employees fly under the radar to avoid confrontation /associated risks but others try to suck it up and conform. Don't displease management by highlighting issues and watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees what they think about their work environment you may be shocked.


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Power Integrations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Mid-sized company so nice balance between larger/smaller

    Cons

    Pay was not exactly great

  8. "FAE"

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    Former Employee - Senior FAE in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior FAE in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good company with a lot of extra benefits. A leading power conversion company with mid level cap.

    Cons

    none- I don't see too much growth and opportunities at this place. It's a good location for commuter coming from Morgan Hill or south from there.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "Average salary package, working hard people."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are working hard in PI.
    Nice techniques and products in AC/DC.
    Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Limited additional income, no extra bonus.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you paid.


  10. "Sr Staff Product Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and has lot of growth scope.

    Cons

    Job role is limited and hard to grow after some time.

    Advice to Management

    Create more growth opportunities for employees.


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