Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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Microchip Technology Chairman and CEO Steve Sanghi
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621 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best work life balance, supporting people(in 219 reviews)

  • "Very easy-going work environment(in 65 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Pay is lower than industry standard(in 21 reviews)

  • "Low salary and out dated technology node(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Excellent company to work

      Jun 24, 2020 - Principal Engineer in Chandler, AZ
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      Pros

      Good company culture. Really appreciate executive management team patience for building such a company with good values.

      Cons

      Personally I think none to mention.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Cool technology, but hard to move up

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior Design Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      Always working on cutting edge technology

      Cons

      Not rewarded based on individual performance

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work

      May 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Communication Business Unit is well run: well-organized, professional, understanding managers. My experience mostly with the Product Development group: work-life balance seems good, flexible schedule during the day (e.g. if have to pick up kids, handle other things), healthy team environment.

      Cons

      Employees are probably under paid. Gradual cost cutting over the years, such as no more annual year-end dinner, and certain additional holidays for Canadian employees (such as Easter Monday) that were carried over from the previous company (which had been bought out by Microchip) have been gradually taken away.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good work life balance

      May 5, 2021 - Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good

      Cons

      Low salary and other benefits

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Mar 31, 2021 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      A lot to learn front wheel company

      Cons

      Long projects at the great company

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Balance of Work and Culture

      Feb 17, 2021 - Senior ESE 
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      Pros

      Fast moving, lots of areas to explore, good benefits

      Cons

      not a bleeding edge risk taker company

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor management

      Dec 14, 2020 - Product Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      Job stability. Not much else.

      Cons

      Work culture seems to allows for employees and managers to engage in deceitful behaviour, backstabbing, and whole host of other unethical behaviour. Kills employee morale. Low workplace morale. Claim is for good work/life balance, but when it is crunch time, work/life balance is actually not good Pay is considerably lower than industry standard, which is made worse by very high living costs of Vancouver area Not much innovation or forward thinking Little opportunities for career growth

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Too much work

      Dec 21, 2020 - Product Verification Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      An overall Ok company to maintain a living

      Cons

      - Too much work, at least the verification group - The daily scrum meeting is a nightmare. Need to report what was completed yesterday / what is planned for today. This is kinda micro management, overwhelmed and gives too much pressure. - Pay and benefit is so-so, not generous to employees

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Stable company with good benefits

      Sep 12, 2020 - Information Technology 
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      Pros

      Good benefits and stable environment to work in.

      Cons

      Can use a shake up with current processes.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Rocky Acquisition... Demotivated workers puts retention at high risk!

      Apr 13, 2019 - Manager in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      As a company shareholder, Microchip seems to be doing the right thing by delivering financial statements and profitable quarter with integrity. This company seems like a place to work and have a decent life standard, Great for stable work-life balance. Executives are generally modest and transparent, compared to most companies. Microchip seems to think/plan a lot before making big decisions, rather than react prematurely on a quarterly basis. Bonus programs are spread more evenly than most companies, it seems to believe on equal share rather than paying to a very few.

      Cons

      Microchip recently acquired the former PMC/Microsemi group. To date, they don't seem to understand and realize what it takes to succeed in this business. Very worried of the outcome. The larger Microchip doesn't feel like an engineering company, but rather a factory with labourers. Perhaps this is representative of the demographics of this company... Microchip strategy seems to hire the mediocre engineers and train them to fit the company's profitability model. May work for some business, but this might not help or work for high-end markets. On the surface, the corporate communication and execution seems efficient, but on the receiving side it has been very poor, causing internal stress and confusion to those who are being acquired. This company doesn't seem to value much the very ambitious and career-oriented employees, but rather those who fit the average and move along at Microchip's pace. The compensation program is not competitive, hence getting top talent and good quality engineers may be a challenge in some places.

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