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Power Integrations Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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Power Integrations CEO Balu Balakrishnan
Balu Balakrishnan
24 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Kind Teammates, High Visibility Projects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time

    Pros

    1) Business processes are mature and expectations are high 2) Despite high expectations, teammates and management also exhibit great kindness and patience 3) Large amounts of high visibility projects 4) Little to no traffic for most commuters In summary - Power Integrations is a great place to learn and grow. For more experience professionals - this is an established company with a bright future.

    Cons

    1) Lunch options are limited. In summary - bring your own lunch.

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    Power Integrations2018-10-04
  2. "Bad Upper Management and TOP heavy high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most of the employees are POWI are very nice. Have made many lasting friendships here.

    Cons

    Upper level management here is garbage. The VP's don't give a hoot about what we think. Do what it takes to make the numbers. Garbage pay and not much raises along with a joke of RSUs distributed to the working level while upper management takes about 500x and make some of the worst decisions in the recent years from acquiring garbage companies and losing millions of dollars. Okay to pay attorneys millions of dollars or lame litigations and employees here still have to pay for over inflated vending machines. Work here if you just want a job, else there are so many better tech companies out there that actually care about their employees

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    Power Integrations2019-06-02
  3. "Good ACDC IC product supplier"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid technology in the specific ACDC IC area; wonderful landscape and trail around San Jose campus

    Cons

    Not much flexibility for own work arrangement, and often need to follow what you are told; very slow promotion

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    Power Integrations2019-05-08
  4. "Very odd place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some lovely and intelligent people to work with particularly at the staff level.

    Cons

    Need more women at senior and executive levels and on the board. Not a great place to work for women—the lack of women at more senior levels is a testament to that.

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    Power Integrations2019-02-21
  5. "GREAT COMPANY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great. People were great. Location Management Bonuses

    Cons

    Career Advancement Kitchen Room Work Environment Everything moved to China

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    Power Integrations2018-06-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "systems administrator"

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

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good company. People are nice to work with. Co-workers are happy to be there.

    Cons

    It seems conservative style of management sometimes

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    Power Integrations2018-03-03
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Culture no longer empowers employees. Suffocating "Top-down" managment style."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time

    Pros

    The people - peers, first-level managers, senior managers, directors are wonderful people to work with. There will always be exceptions but overall the people are great to work with. Company is focused on innovation and new products. The economics of the industry and market demands this and Power Integrations has been successful in delivering innovative products. Credit must be given to the entire company for the successful execution of truly revolutionary products. Excellent pay and benefits for employees. One of the best benefits packages in analog/semiconductor industry. The CEO truly cares about employee welfare and is one of nicest and most approachable person you will meet.

    Cons

    Incredibly suffocating "Top-down" management style practiced by VP's. Employees don't feel empowered anymore and every decision is questioned, analyzed and dissected by management to the point where things stall. The same employees are then questioned by said VP's and are surprised when there are delays. VP's think they know best for every engineering decision, right down to the daily operational details which makes it a frustrating work environment. Not a fulfilling or satisfying place to work when you can't do the job you are hired to do without being questioned every step of the way. Unrealistic timelines are set for projects. Every human resource (engineers, tech, managers, directors) is juggling multiple projects yet senior management is surprised when there are delays or when they are explained the amount of work needed to successfully execute a complicated task. No career progression plan for employees. If you end up working for the wrong manager, your career may stall. This is not often the fault of your manager rather the problem can be easily traced upward to the VP of each functional group.

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    Power Integrations2018-02-28
  8. Helpful (4)

    "this place sucks"

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

    I worked at Power Integrations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    these employees dont care about the work weather it passes or no they even pass the REJECTED stuff any who does business with them are suckers and screwed

    Cons

    all they care about is there number move those parts out company need to watch out

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    Power Integrations2018-01-19
  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time for 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.

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    Power Integrations2017-11-14
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Director of Quality"

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

    I have been working at Power Integrations full-time for 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.

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    Power Integrations2017-11-07
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