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Updated 14 April 2019
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MaxLinear CEO Dr. Kishore Seendripu
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  • "The work/life balance is completely off in this company" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Too many micro management from different levels to cut in while you were set to finished another task" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time

    Pros

    Self management, Good working environments

    Cons

    Lay off risk, Product strategy for Analaog ICs


  2. "Not your favorable company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore Rural (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore Rural (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of work and learning

    Cons

    Expectation of work way beyond office hours. No work life balance.

    Seniors have ego and not satisfactory in behavior.

    It's a small company and you may get exploited if your manger is not competent.

    Salaries are below standard.

    Your seniors steal your work and donot provide proper guidance to let you grow

    Advice to Management

    Resolve cons

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Tired of working in sys team"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Interesting projects.
    -Lots of good engineers to work with.
    -Free milk and bananas

    Cons

    Micro-management in system team
    Arrogant managers
    Unreasonable overtime
    Terrible schedule
    Too many urgent situations
    Managers don't have the capability to manage
    Laid off people who work hard. Promote people who don't work but speak loudly

    Advice to Management

    I don't like to call this as management...


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Had a hard time"

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    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really really have no idea.

    Cons

    The CTO is the worst people I have met in my life. I really hope I will never see him in my rest of life.

    Advice to Management

    It’s a hostile environment.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kishore is a visioner. He really knows where is the right direction to go. The company is a good place to new graduates and jr. careers, expecting lots instructions technical or not. Nice working environment, Reasonable salary and bonus.

    Cons

    Management was always the issue. Too many micro management from different levels to cut in while you were set to finished another task. Less experienced team leads and low/mid managers on projects’ schedule planning and executing. (Un-reasonable schedule leads to the very pushing deadline. It’s not just happened on a single project. It’s on all projects.)
    Do not fully trust your manager’s opinion/suggestion, especially, when there is no another manager around and willing to prove that it wasn’t your idea to do it this way. There are different fractions in this company and your manager won’t back you up if thing goes bad.

    Advice to Management

    Kishore, you are a great leader and it’s a honor to be working with you. I always remember “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes to find the right solutions”. Unfortunately, there are always other ppl who are waiting for these mistakes and won’t even admit that was their idea.


  6. "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good engineers and technological diversity

    Cons

    Roadmap, future unclear; micro management and lots of multi site discussions

    Advice to Management

    Reasonable supervision and trust in your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Applications Engineering"

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

    I worked at MaxLinear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The types of work is definitely not boring. You get quite a bit of mixed of SW and HW type of customer and internal product dev support work. So, if you are an ambitious engineer wishing to learn complete product cycles, then this the company for you.

    Cons

    The company for some reason gets political. Sometimes you get a feeling that people don't trust one another. I think it's the cultural thing coming from the top. But as long as you stick to your work, which you should have plenty, you are OK.

  8. "Growing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly employee, growing company with lots of fun event

    Cons

    many changes as company grows.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Analog Layout Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Analog Layout Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good learning experience if you are a fresher

    Cons

    Very Less benefits and salary

    Advice to Management

    All work and no play!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Major micro managing, individual talents are subdued, cheap company, 9AM-6PM hours???"

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

    Pros

    Desperate, will hire anybody willing to take a job

    Cons

    Very cheap and under appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Work is work, but we all have a life or family to take care of. Where is the flexible hours, no work life balance!