PMC-Sierra Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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3.3
61%
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53%
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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
76 Ratings
Pros
  • "Independent,Autonomous working environment promotes individual growth(in 20 reviews)

  • "Provides a great work-life balance and opportunity for career development(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management issues, work life balance can be better(in 6 reviews)

  • "slow career growth, long hours without acknowledgment or reward(in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Firmware Engineer Coop"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. "Awesome"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time

    Pros

    Pay And benefits are great alll around

    Cons

    Nothing really - good company all around


  3. "Great company to work at"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovation is the main driver

    Cons

    Has had a hard time competing with larger companies in the semiconductor space

  4. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Nice people, focused in Ottawa

    Cons

    Pay and compensation could be more competitive, not enough attention in keeping staff in social gatherings

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not exist anymore"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    balance of work and life

    Cons

    company strategy had problem and caused downside

  6. "Great environment, not much growth potentional"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and lots of learning

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

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  7. "Accountant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra

    Pros

    Learning, growth, mentorship, teamwork, social activities

    Cons

    tight deadlines, stock price did not recover

  8. "PMC-Sierra"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - competitive salary - many long term employees

    Cons

    - long hours - too many managers, very political

  9. "Senior Engineer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time

    Pros

    Provides a great work-life balance and opportunity for career development.

    Cons

    The wage growth has been slow, and CEO directional leadership was missing.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay as long as you started early enough

    Cons

    Stagnant executive management. Many were founders that worked in the technical field and haven't updated their management skills over the years

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