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Semtech Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2019

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Semtech CEO Mohan R. Maheswaran
Mohan R. Maheswaran
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  1. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Semtech

    Pros

    Great work environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    No cons from working there.

    Semtech2019-06-02
  2. "There's a reason why smart people don't stick around for long here."

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

    I worked at Semtech full-time

    Pros

    Decent compensation package but only with equity offerings that vest over 4 years. The company is cash heavy so there are low liquidity concerns.

    Cons

    The company's segment is very competitive. With razor thin margins and constant need to reduce margins, the company tends to lag in the planning arena and only has knee jerk reactions when business needs change. First instinct is to lay off people with almost no accountability OR reduction of force at the top levels. Oddly enough, the top level execs (primarily those that have been with the company for a while) are the...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being so complacent and plan better. At the bare minimum, plan for the nest YEAR. You can't even get the plans right for the next quarter and are always reacting to changes. Stop brushing things under the rug and stop being coy about inquiries people make. People see that when the right questions get asked, the same people asking the questions (or those who can predict better) are the first ones to be axed regardless...

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    Semtech2019-07-08
  3. "Working with fun and welcoming people!"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at Semtech for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone I met and worked with was super nice and willing to help others learn along the way. Definitely room for you to take initiative if you want to take on more projects. The accounting team in particular is very close knit and a fun group of people

    Cons

    No cons really come to mind

    Semtech2019-03-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not so great company"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Semtech part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    bagels and donuts every friday

    Cons

    management has limited interaction with people

    Semtech2019-03-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Semtech - to be or not to be"

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

    I worked at Semtech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Technical (AE's, tech marketing, etc) people at the "factory" are fantastic and very helpful. They have a sincere desire to see that you understand their product so that you can get it designed in. Always get you and thus your customer an answer to your technical questions.

    Cons

    Upper sales management folks are all about the numbers. If the street $ number is low one quarter - heads roll.

    Advice to Management

    Think a bit more about the the future of the company and not just how to manipulate the numbers so you get your bonus.

    Semtech2018-11-21
  6. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Semtech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Environment, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Low rate for retaining talent. The lack of promoting internal employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as you most important assets

    Semtech2018-10-17
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Analog Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Semtech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In general they are a good company trying very hard to move up the ladder in sales and bringing in new technologies. They treat employees well and let employees know they have core values. Not reluctant to dump product areas that have stagnated and have limited future.

    Cons

    Do not keep their ethics on what they say they pay (competitive) to what they actually will pay. During layoffs professionals are given a few minutes to gather personal items before being walked out the door.

    Semtech2018-08-31
  8. "Internal Audit Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Semtech

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, great environment, company promotes fitness lifesyle

    Cons

    cant really think of any

    Semtech2018-06-24
  9. "My employment at Semtech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Semtech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation package. Very good product diversity

    Cons

    Rampant patronizing at the top management. You have to be connected to be promoted.

    Semtech2018-06-08
  10. "Product Marketing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Semtech full-time

    Pros

    Good human resource sevice, very international team

    Cons

    Small company, may laid off people

    Semtech2018-05-14
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