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  1. "Product Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Trident Microsystems part-time

    Pros

    Good folks with update DTV technology

    Cons

    The management is too lose to support the business


  2. "Okay company, didn't transition product lines well"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trident Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, fun technology to work with. Competitive salary and benefits. Management supported workers well.

    Cons

    department organization didn't lead to cohesive work environment .

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Trident Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to wear many hats.

    Cons

    As with small companies, lean operating budgets.


  4. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Application Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Application Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Trident Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good morale ; team work; paycheck

    Cons

    clear direction? correct market sector?


  5. "It was like working on the titanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineers good solid core business

    Cons

    No Leadership looks like we were heading for a downfall the day we started


  6. "Good engineering team, bad management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good relationship in team.
    Good engineering team.

    Cons

    The top management team is hassle.


  7. "Lots of technology, large and challenging designs with latest generation tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can learn a lot of things in many areas. Have people that know the market and have invested in the relationships with the customers.

    Cons

    Some teams are distributed too much. Need to re-align them.

    Advice to Management

    take better care of employees and offer more stock.

  8. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independence, respect, challenging work, great team environment, great people to work with, no micro-managing, exciting field, top in the home entertainment business.

    Cons

    work long hours, not always recognized for the work you do but do know that you contribute

    Advice to Management

    more employee recogition


  9. "Chinese oriented company. Nice professionals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Nice colleagues and personnels

    - Respectful managers

    - Layback

    - Reasonable package and benefits

    - Reasonable semi annualy bonus and salary raise

    Cons

    - financial turmoil

    - lack of management direction

    - too much politics in top management

    - lack of teamwork

    - lack of talents

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate power struggle with politic playing and lack of direction. Focus on team work to create a motivated and innovative environment.


  10. "Trident Microsystems has some great engineers but their senior management is questionable."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff is great. I have had the privilege of working with some great engineers. Additionally, my manager was great to myself, as well as the group.

    Cons

    Outsourcing. The Research and Development team from San Diego (Design as well as Test, and into Production) has been moved to China, in an effort to reduce cost.

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing to China of R&D may seem like a financial improvement, but the impact to the quality of products will be substantial. We have seen this in the past, and trend continues. When your customers find bugs, rather than your development team, hindsight will be 20/20.


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