Tester IV (Former Employee) – Lowell, MA – September 23, 2018
A smaller group of people(<100) most of whom have worked together for many years Management positions were being merged and/or deleted, making things a bit more stressful but most likely smoothed out over time.. It was a comfortable place to work. The people are a diverse group of cultures and nationalities, making an occasional pot luck lunch an adventure.
Global Planner (Former Employee) – Camarillo, CA – October 18, 2018
Free lunch, friday- free breakfast, free gifts, bonuses, etc., Allowed to work from home, promotions, allowed you to explore, suggest and recommend. Welcomes new ideas, people are very professional, helpful and descipline.
Confidential (Current Employee) – Bend, OR – October 3, 2018
It seems there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians as the old saying goes. There are many conflicting accounts of rules and regulations. The environment is very touchy and the gossip, tattling and back biting is similar to that experienced in middle school. Most employees are literally spending their time watching and waiting for mistakes to run to the boss about. Horribly led as the behavior continues and is tolerated. "Rules" change daily and per daily on-duty staff.
Terribly led with horrendous organization and structure.
Electromechanical Assembly Technician (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – August 20, 2018
I learned a lot working here and wished the job would have lasted longer. The manager that hired me was very helpful as were some of the other employees. The manager that hired me retired and shortly afterward I was let go - what else is new?
Class A Assembler (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 11, 2018
Great place to work, very relax and focused. Provided the right tool for the right job which was very important. Management was great. Great feeling of family as we completed our goals and set out to take on greater task.
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 11, 2018
I support two division at Microsemi. Thus you need to organized, focus on all daily, monthly, and quarterly task. My position is a single contributor. This position provides lots of diverse work load. My manager looks to his staff for input on all levels of the financial reports. Management will look at the reports at a very high level and leave the detail to his staff.
Company shutting down due to relevancy in the Industry
Die Prep Test, Fab Operator (Current Employee) – Bend, OR – June 11, 2018
Company is operating with minimal staff to get to end before shutting down, current employees will be scrutinized, written up for small infractions and fired a little at a time, so new company that bought out old company won't have to pay out promised severances.
Intern (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – January 21, 2018
The position I fulfilled required large amounts of time sorting numerous stacks of paperwork that have long past their years. If one were to take on this job, be warned of a very menial task over a long period of time without much change to scenery or social interaction. The individuals who are present there offer a very nice change during break hours through conversation.
Bagels every Friday
Short breaks, one every 2-3 hours for 15-30 minutes
Test Operator (Former Employee) – Garden Grove, CA 92841 – October 12, 2017
Friend workplace, nice lunch room where everyone could have a cup of coffee before work. The company give the employees training every year. Several cultures in the company, the employees can learn or share to co-worker
I worked at the Foldom Ca plant for just over a year as an RF Test technician.
RF Test Technician (Former Employee) – Folsom, CA – January 26, 2017
Low wages and a complete misrepresentation of what my job responsibilities would entail. I worked out of town 100 + miles for 10 weeks, because I was in training. Then as a single parent who had an agreement to work day shift , was transferred to night shift. On thier behalf,they did reemburse me for rental car fees, and child care cost. I was laid off as a result of having to attend to my 10 year old son on several occations. This is why I accepted the offer of employment though. To work dayshifit. I really liked my co-workers. Managment support was lacking. Overall they had nice working enviroments, and very good security. And they are very friendly when laying one off. Thank God L3 was next door.
Confidential (Current Employee) – Aliso Viejo, CA – April 15, 2016
Good company with good benefits and benefit options. Work life balance is up to you (you need to set boundaries). Employees are nice, long term, and hard working. Managers are fair, bad ones never last. Systems are up to date and the company is always making changes for the better. Always expanding.
Growth opportunity if you are motivated
Behind on 401(k) match, but at least they have a match
engineer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 8, 2016
This company is the worst place you can work for. People talk behind each other backs to cover their own behind. The management has hired a bunch of dysfunctional directors that are totally useless. They are very immature for their level of management. It really makes you wonder how they've possessed those titles. Some of these directors have been there for many years, and they're protected by the upper management, so it doesn't matter how badly they run the group, they won't be touched. You will also see some directors with no prior experience (Microsemi is their first company), and they don't know how to behave as a director. They're very unprofessional, and don't follow any rules, company etiquette, or policies, and it's only a matter of time before they get slapped with a lawsuit. The level of expectation is completely ridiculous. You work 12 hours a day, and they're still complaining. There are no benefits for engineers in this company. Engineers get no stock options or RSUs, and there are no ESPP in this company. These benefits are available only to directors and above; basically to the useless part of the company. Every year engineers get 20 hours of pay as a bonus, yes 20 hours. That's not a typo. Microsemi acquires different companies, but doesn't know how to integrate them, and top management looks like a deer in headlights. All they do is misuse their power, and waste company's money at a fast rate.
You get the chance to work 12 hours/day
Lousy health care plan, no incentives, no clear direction, nothing....