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PMC-Sierra Firmware Engineer Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2016

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PMC-Sierra CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
4 Ratings
  1. "Firmware Engineer Coop"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer Coop in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kind co-workers with nice environments, including cafeteria and gym. Greate infra/system to learn technical skills as a coop student.

    Cons

    Nothing specially negative. You need to be "people person". You must know how to manager your time in the independent environment.

    PMC-Sierra2014-05-15
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Highly skilled group of people, and most often go out of their way to help others when needed. Usually good work/life balance in most groups, with lots of work schedule flexibility, although around critical milestones expectations of employees can be extremely high.

    Cons

    Salaries/benefits could be better. Project management is often poor, with unrealistic schedules and insufficient staffing resources assigned to projects.

    Advice to Management

    Better project management.

    PMC-Sierra2014-01-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment, diverse product lines for a small company"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlike many other companies, the CEO and upper management actually understand the product catalog and can have a meaningful technical conversation. This generally leads to better high-level decisions about product lines and R&D planning.

    Cons

    The Houston office is small with not a lot of room for growth. If you want long-term career advancement options as an engineer, you'd be better off in one of the offices in California or British Columbia. Product engineering schedules are usually set by marketing/sales teams, and rarely have any connection to reality (e.g. only scheduling a week for a month-long hardware prototype test process). The result is an environment...

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    PMC-Sierra2016-07-23
  4. "Firmware Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Firmware Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra for less than a year

    Pros

    Work environment, managers, co-workers, Pay, benefits

    Cons

    no lunch and no transportation

    Advice to Management

    nothing

    PMC-Sierra2016-04-22
  5. "Firmware Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    Great place to learn, good people, Storage leaders

    Cons

    Management issues, work life balance can be better

    PMC-Sierra2015-06-07
  6. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time

    Pros

    flexible working schedule, nice people, good training opportunity for new hire

    Cons

    there are too many meetings

    PMC-Sierra2012-07-28
  7. "More number oriented company, all decisions based on quarter results"

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    Highly technical Get in with higher title and survive

    Cons

    No formal performance review. Management keeps changing

    Advice to Management

    Do long term strategic decisions

    PMC-Sierra2012-04-12
  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Firmware Validation Engineer in
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    Engineering teams are pretty Good! But the management is not that great

    Cons

    they do not pay you much

    PMC-Sierra2011-07-31
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