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PMC-Sierra Product Design Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 15, 2015

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PMC-Sierra CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Working at PMC-Sierra"

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    Former Employee - Staff Product Design Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, competitive and challenging working environment, get opportunities to work in other aspects of the chip development

    Cons

    Overtime not paid, difficult to get promoted, salary not as competitive as it used to be before 2000

    PMC-Sierra2015-11-27
  2. "Not the place it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Product Design Engineer 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    The overall competitive compensation package is best in class.

    Cons

    High turnover of much of the senior staff and management team who have either been laid off or have jumped ship to other companies, resulting in a loss of the intangible spirit that made PMC great. Newer executive management seems particularly out of touch with the common employee.

    Advice to Management

    More respect and recognition for work well done. Many good people have been unfairly pigeon-holed, and are working out careers without the advancement and recognition they deserve. In the end, they become demotivated and put in a half-hearted effort, or they get fed up and jump ship, even if it means giving up a good compensation package.

    PMC-Sierra2009-02-05
  3. "Nice Place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    Great Place to learn. Very nice methodologies.

    Cons

    No growth, dead end, highly aggressive

    Advice to Management

    Very Top Heavy mgt. Mgt focused on getting their pockets filled first

    PMC-Sierra2015-12-16
  4. "Excellent opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly recommend, especially for entry level chip designers. You will do things at PMC quickly that you would not do for 3 to 5 years in other companies. Senior designers will help you. Love it here. Benefits are very good (at least compared to my previous companies).

    Cons

    Satellite offices all over the world can cause interesting conference call times. However the company is sensitive and there is usually a good amount of flexibility when this happens.

    PMC-Sierra2015-11-23
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    Latest technology & flexible timings

    Cons

    I don't see any cons...Great place to work

    PMC-Sierra2015-10-22
  6. "not a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    lots of time for personal work

    Cons

    very unprofessional , no technical expertise in the domain sad thing is there is no effort is being put about it

    Advice to Management

    need to improve a lot

    PMC-Sierra2015-10-21
  7. "good company, but bangalore management needs to be changed/controlled"

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    Current Employee - Staff Product Design Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good for contractors,self-contractors, good for MARATHI mother-tongue and MARATHI speaking folks. Better to work in a project which involves global team rather than local team.

    Cons

    monotonous work will be there for months and years, No growth in career, Bangalore management does a lot of politics. Promotion ladder is there majorly for those who resign and blackmail. Hardwork and talent have no more values here.

    Advice to Management

    Head quarters should involve in Bangalore team management activities to ring-out the wild bells.

    PMC-Sierra2015-09-07
  8. "Good company but very Burnaby focussed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PMC had some very competent engineers with a good detailed hardware design flow. Good company for freshers to join and learn

    Cons

    It was very HeadQuarter ( HQ) focussed. Satellite offices were never their priority.

    PMC-Sierra2015-08-03
  9. "Good Place to wok"

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    Current Employee - Staff Product Design Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work lot of learning .

    Cons

    Still in the older technology,Too much of work pressure, no proper peer peer connection with top level management.

    Advice to Management

    While taking decision include technical experts fro each division.

    PMC-Sierra2015-07-26
  10. "Good organization, good work-process"

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Bangalore
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good working environment - Great process, good support team - Good technical team to mentor - Scopes for individual growth

    Cons

    - Work culture needs to improve: at the moment, organization believes in Work Hard, party harder, that everyone may not like. - As the organization headcount is small, team politics is visible and impacts if you dont play safe or perform better

    Advice to Management

    Save employees from team politics.

    PMC-Sierra2014-03-30
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