MIPS Technologies Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

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    Strong technology, lack of leadership to define winning strategy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at MIPS Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MIPS has a legacy of very efficient RISC CPU architecture, with a business model of licensing IP cores or architecture licensing for further customization. The people at MIPS are intelligent, and with proper leadership and a well defined strategy this could be a much more rewarding place to work. Benefits are good, and perks such as bagels, fruit deliveries and Friday beer bust are nice.

    Cons

    Company needs to decide whether they are niche company or broad based. Integration into Imagination Technologies will help add resources and additional budget and hopefully improve accountability across the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck to the new combined company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at MIPS Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good brand name, good history. Customers like MIPS architecture and want to be loyal to it.

    Cons

    Horrible executive management team. Constant infighting. No one is responsible for anything - no accountability. CEO is in way over his head. Uncompetitive product line - doesn't meet need of customers but engineering, who defines products, doesn't listen to customers and, instead, tries to tell customers where they are wrong. No vision. No strategy. No goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They already sold the company. For new management, learn about the CPU market and issues and establish a vision and strategy before mouthing off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great working environment, but weak management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at MIPS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great team players
    No politics
    Everyone works well together
    Leading architecture for consumer electronics
    Will be great company post acquisition (announced publicly)

    Cons

    Lack of vision and execution from CEO (addressed post acquisition)
    Sometimes NIH attitude or adversity to change creeps into decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute integration of the two companies well and make sure that our voice is heard in the new combined company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    CEO loud without vision or IQ

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at MIPS Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    MIPS has a great brand name and was a pioneer of the yesteryears.

    Cons

    CEO has put together a crony team. His neighbors and friends. He is on holiday most of the time and brags about his parties and his vacations. Throws all the locations out. Also a name dropper. He has no vision and keeps talking about we have a soul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the CEO and fire the executive team and get someone hands-on in here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not that great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at MIPS Technologies

    Pros

    flexible work environment for employees.

    Cons

    No clear vision by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show a clear vision.

    No opinion of CEO

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