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Vitesse Semiconductor Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vitesse has great technology. The company is full of very talented engineers. It's really great to work for. People are very dedicated, and focused on getting things done.

    Cons

    Lack of funding to support future development. Some of the projects can not continue due to the limited funding.


  2. "Fab engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team work environment.insurance plan is better than other companies.

    Cons

    manufacturing declined. Equipment is not state of art.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide business plan


  3. "Equipment support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Equipment Support Specialist in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Equipment Support Specialist in Newbury Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people from local area

    Cons

    management could not find among thousand of devices needed for new technology, one to mass produce to maintain business

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Camarillo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Life balance and goal oriented to freely develop strategy.

    Cons

    short of technical support, deferral of product rolling out.


  5. "Senior Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology. Great people. New Directions.

    Cons

    Employee / Management Alignment Needs Improvement

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to the employees


  6. "Family atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with who's been together for many years. Family feel.

    Cons

    Company sold so no longer going to exist.

    Advice to Management

    Wishing the ride could have continued as it was fun.


  7. "great people, bad situation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    poor upper management. too many financial issues from past management haunting current management.


  8. "One Upon A Time"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vitesse Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relatively easy for anyone living in Ventura County to commute to. Used to be a great company. Great for anyone eager to accept a lot of responsibility. Best place for design engineers and executives.

    Cons

    Since 2006 company has been on steady decline. The management changeout has left employees in the dark most of the time. Individual departments and facilities do not play well together. Upper management changes direction at least semi-annually. Now, it's all about the VP level and above (including the BOD)

    Advice to Management

    Learn to really communicate - actions speak louder than words. Your employees are not stupid, that's why you keep them around (presumably). The cheerleading isn't working. Get rid of the Chris Gardner fan club and hire in some experienced, qualified VPs that can get the job done, not just say "mission accomplished".


  9. "okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly co-workers and challenging projects

    Cons

    less than average compensation package

    Advice to Management

    improve compensation package


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freindly colleagues, work culture is casual

    Cons

    below market salary and compensation

    Advice to Management

    NA


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