Standard Microsystems

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Standard Microsystems Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2014
Updated 17 April, 2014
37 Reviews
3.7
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was very good

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    Current Employee - Training Manager  in  Pointe-Claire, QC
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Pointe-Claire, QC

    I have been working at Standard Microsystems

    Pros

    The people are very knowledgeable. The products they have are very competitive the location is very desirable and there is growth oppotunity

    Cons

    Sometimes the travel is frustrating. All the issues center around the challenges of travel. Was put on the road for one week the day I returned frm maternity keave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management shd be more sympathetic to the intense amount of travel. Us employees should have some of the same benefits as the Canadian employees.

  2.  

    Decent maintenance job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Microsystems part-time

    Pros

    Not too much work load

    Cons

    Very degrading and dirty job ( when cleaning the bathrooms)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a decentralized managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good place for working

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Standard Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice place for working . good place for working. Can get much better. too much time off for fun and other things.

    Cons

    Unstabel and constant downsizing in new york employee for the good of all mankind in the heart of middle earth lies a kingdom of horse men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    suck it up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Motivating and exciting was a great place to work for.

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounts Payable Specialist  in  Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Accounts Payable Specialist in Hauppauge, NY (US)

    I worked at Standard Microsystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people were like family. Looked forward working everyday.

    Cons

    Communication was a big problem. Even though I was promoted, there really wasn't any room for growth. The company was sold to Microchip Technology which, I was included in a lay-off which consisted of 95% of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New ideas and improved software programs are usually an asset to a company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Another great company that got acquired...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, team-oriented professionals around the globe
    Good pay and benefits
    Challenging, dynamic work and environment

    Cons

    CEO that came in, worked for 3 years and wanted to cash out for her retirement = sold the company to a company that was inequal in all ways negative. End of story.

  7.  

    Ok place to work, but nothing special

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Standard Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SMSC had a good and diverse portfolio of products. When one product line was down, others were usually doing well and able to make up the difference. SMSC bought a few good and unique technologies but could never quite take advantage. Best thing about SMSC? It beats what came after it.

    Cons

    SMSC never acquired enough critical mass to get to the next corporate level. Over the last few years, it became obvious that upper management was more interested in making the company look good on paper rather than actually growing the business. When they finally found a buyer not sophisticated enough to tell the difference, upper management sold out the rest of us and made off with a small fortune.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now, but you need to stop overfilling the ranks of upper management with your buddies from previous jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Inspection Engineer  in  Muscat (Oman)
    Current Employee - Inspection Engineer in Muscat (Oman)

    I have been working at Standard Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    learn new courses which will help for future.

    Cons

    management not very open to changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really but do the good job.

  9.  

    good experince and friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Amman (Jordan)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Amman (Jordan)

    I have been working at Standard Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    healthy and friendly work environment
    greate experince

    Cons

    hard to get promoted in the team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take car of your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Verification engineer

    Former Employee - Verification Engineer  in  Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)

    I worked at Standard Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have chance to do advanced verification methodology

    Cons

    very old technology and very small chips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  11.  

    SMSC offers good work and compensations

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Standard Microsystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quality work and opportunity to cutting edge tech..

    Cons

    Aggressive deadlines som e times.

    Recommends

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