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Long hours
Fabrication Operator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COAugust 16, 2017
Don't regret leaving. It became too much of a hassle. Just missed the time and years I put in there . But not all the time I missed from my family. Made up for it.
Pros
Paid the bills
Cons
Long hours
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great place to work for
Place and Route Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 31, 2017
Atmel is a great place and culture to work for. As a group, we work very well together and with a family atmosphere. Very flexible schedule and no micro management style.
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Loved the swing shift, worked perfectly for balanced work/life situations
Metal Etch Specialist, B Shift (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJune 29, 2017
Started of with a meet and passdown with on the other shift... typical day passdown was smooth with a few tool issues to point out or hot product coming through to be aware of. I learned how to work as a large team and look and the bigger picture as a shift and not just as a small group. Management was eager to help with problems and solutions to ensure employee satisfaction. Hardest part of the job was the long hours during the slow periods but we stayed busy with projects such as 6's to ensure safety and cleanliness of the Fab. The most enjoyable part of the job was the coworkers, working such long hours you become a close nit family.
Pros
Good benefits Healthcare and PTO
Cons
Low match for 401K
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Cleanroom Factory
Cleanroom Operator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJune 24, 2017
12 hour shifts are long but the weekends are long as well. Work is repetitive which is demanding physically. The attendance policy is strict but applied consistently. Management seems to care and employees support each other. There is a positive work environment and people care about each other.
Pros
Long weekends. Good environment.
Cons
Long shifts.
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worked there before Microchip acquisition
Director of Technology (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 19, 2017
nothing to say about the new management. Work life balance seems to be in-line with most large corporations. The management is focused more on profitability rather than innovation. It is an operations company.
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Is what it is Manufacturing
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJune 13, 2017
The hours are long, but if you are able to stay busy it goes quicker than you can feel it. The shift management teams are in constant competitive nature to acquire their goals even if that means handicapping another shift. It's not about what is good for the company as a whole as it is for the shift mentality. The people that work there are great.
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Semi conductor
Coat develop operator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COMay 1, 2017
Atmel is a good company but they did layoff you alot and other than that the people are pretty good and the managers are good with you, they let you take care of what you have to do.
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Update Meetings, team management, issue support
Senior Operations Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 28, 2017
Daily:
Updates and prep on project status meetings.
Task management self and team.
Issue understanding, resolutions, and prioritization and plan adjustments.

Takeaways:
Learned to manage teams, tasks, time and cost. At the same time keeping a focus on objectives, team building and ensure larger picture/scope kept in mind for setting foundations for growth.

Keeping focus on objectives, limiting scope creep and changes from stakeholders was always challenging. At the same time addressing, adapting or compromising for the same was extremely rewarding and enabled personal growth.
Pros
Flexible times, good teams.
Cons
Stakeholder Ownership
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Good benefits and pay. But management practices lack employee communication.
Sr Fixed Asset Accountant (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COApril 20, 2017
Enjoyed working with co-workers they were great to work with.
Management had little concern for lower lever employees. Only
higher management employees were considered for the bonuses and incentives.
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Enjoyed working with my colleagues and other departments.
Sr. Corporate Paralegal (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 17, 2017
Everyday was different than planned. Something would come up unexpectedly that needed to be taken care of. Like any place, there were busy times and moments that were slower but you always had something to work on.
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Great place to work with swing shifts
Thin Films Workflow Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COMarch 5, 2017
I loved this place i like dealing with Numbers and that was my job here. You do have to dress in a bunny suit. The work isn't very hard but the hours are long. but when you get off you have 3-4 days to recoup.
Pros
benefits 401 k good place
Cons
lots of lay offs
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Great place to work.
Director, Global Events and Corporate Marketing (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 27, 2017
Encouraged employees to take risks, be passionate and be creative. Loved the work I did with the Maker Community.

Would still be employed by Atmel if it was not because of the Microchip takeover.
Pros
Creative, think out of the box, passionate employees
Cons
Takeover by Microchip
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Good job
Work Flow Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, CO 80906February 6, 2017
Very busy environment. Lots of cross training . Cleanroom environment and policy procedures were strict for quality products. Lots of opportunity for advancements.
Pros
Lots to do.
Cons
Sometimes stressful
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12 hr shifts that flew by
WJ Operator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJanuary 27, 2017
I was hired as a temporary employee to work in a clean room making computer wafers. I worked 12 hr shifts but the work helped the time fly by. Good amounts of admin assistance and pay.
Pros
Long lunches, weekly pay
Cons
N/a
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Productive workplace
Workflow Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, CODecember 13, 2016
There were always ways to show initiative. Consistent work weeks and schedules with well defined goals for work. Not the most up to date manufacturing equipment.
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Good
Specialist (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, CONovember 15, 2016
Loved the compressed shift (12 hour days, 3 on and 4 off, then 4 on and 3 off.) Decent job. Good benefits. Can be stressful at times with the workload and management pushing to get everything done faster.
Pros
compressed shift, benefits
Cons
stressful at times
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Great place to work.
Thin Film Specialist (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COSeptember 27, 2016
With 4 different shifts, you were able to work with the schedule that suits you and your family best. You work 3 or 4 days and week then h ave 3 or 4 days off!
Pros
Time off
Cons
Holidays sometimes feel on your shift.
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Excellent products
Global Account Manager, EMS Accounts (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 22, 2016
I worked for Atmel in the distribution department for many years. Managing large multi billion dollar accounts, creating pricing programs, marketing programs and dealing directly with management personnel.
Pros
travel, meetings
Cons
travel, meeting
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Bunny Suits
Operator (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COAugust 18, 2016
A typical day at work is standing on your feet for 12 hours. There is a suit, boots, gloves, and masks that need to be worn. The hardest part of the job is being in this suit for 12 hours. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with co-workers. Management is not the greatest, but I hear it is getting better. I learned to pace myself while working at this job, and that creating computer wafers is not the most exciting thing to do.
Pros
Health insurance
Cons
12 hour days
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Clean room environment with a large learning area
Wafer Fab Operator, Buddy Trainer (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJune 30, 2016
Typical day at work: put on your smock and go to work, learn multiple machines or run the machine(s) you already know, 2 15 min breaks and an hour lunch. The hardest part of the job, changing out the chemicals and not burning yourself with them.
Pros
good money, good benefits
Cons
no windows to gaze outside, in a clean room suit for 12 hour shift.
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