Microchip Technology Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2020

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Microchip Technology Chairman and CEO Steve Sanghi
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  1. "Life at Microchip"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Test Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microchip Technology

    Pros

    The best thing about the company is about the balance of work and life. This is the best company I had been so far.

    Cons

    Salary growth is not that good but this downside is negligible compared to working environment advantage/

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  2. "Software Engineer Interview"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II 
    Recommends

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, Friendly atmosphere,

    Cons

    Slow personal growth. Repetitive tasks

  3. "Bad Culture Microchip"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Kanata, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    -Close to Kanata -Neat environment -Gym Service

    Cons

    - Very bad culture. No white people and all are Muslim - No one will share the knowledge because of they afraid of work - Better check your paycheque, cause they won't pay you right on time -From the director to project manager and managers are all play politics to keep the job -culture is terrible

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Potential Zombie company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Professional workplace with very experienced and hardworking co-workers

    Cons

    Since acquisition of PMC-Sierra / Microsemi total compensation has only gone down. Company has massive debt and is not willing to put in the investment to grow the Vancouver office.

  5. "Stable place to work and grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stability, consistent bonus payouts, good annual RSUs

    Cons

    No motivator for top performers - too much consistency

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Life balanced 2) Good work environment 3) A lot opportunities for training

    Cons

    Salary is relative low compared to the other ASIC companies

  7. "Great Working Environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have the chance to learn a lot; Your peers are interested in helping you out; Challenging projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes you bang your head against the wall; Cut costs on things that would make the work easier and increase productivity.

  8. Helpful (12)

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

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time for less than a year

    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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  9. Helpful (3)

    "A low end company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    balance of work and life

    Cons

    Company culture is not friendly to new acquired business, business module is not flexible to suit for new business

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Low pay and obsoleted"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microchip Technology full-time

    Pros

    You might feel better if you think this is some sort of school or non-profit organization.

    Cons

    Compensation is extremely low.

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