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PMC-Sierra Reviews

Updated 21 November, 2018
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PMC-Sierra Director, President, and CEO Gregory S. (Greg) Lang
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  • "slow career growth, long hours without acknowledgment or reward" (in 6 reviews)

  • "I would not prefer in this kind of working environment and would not recommend anyone" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Firmware Engineer Coop"

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

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time (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. "Great environment, not much growth potentional"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and lots of learning

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Diversify product portfolio

  3. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning, growth, mentorship, teamwork, social activities

    Cons

    tight deadlines, stock price did not recover


  4. "PMC-Sierra"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - competitive salary
    - many long term employees

    Cons

    - long hours
    - too many managers, very political


  5. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra (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

    Advice to Management

    Your company is only as good as how you treat your employees


  7. "Talented workforce but slow growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PMC-Sierra full-time

    Pros

    - Talented workforce who inspire you to learn more
    - Lots of opportunities to take on more responsibility

    Cons

    - Targeted markets are flat or growing slowly
    - Lack of growth limits opportunities for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Explore higher growth market segments.

  8. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.


  9. "Sales support at PMC-Sierra"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work day start and end time within core operating hours. Able to work remotely from time to time. Varied tasks, never boring.

    Cons

    The work load is very heavy, no budget to hire. Never ending stream of emails, didn't help being cc'd on everything.


  10. "PMC-Sierra"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They hired very talented people.

    Cons

    Management didn't utilize talented people well.