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Melexis Reviews

Updated 9 December 2016
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Melexis Co-CEO, Managing Director, and Board Member Françoise Chombar
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  1. "Challenging environment, you can move quite somethings"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Melexis full-time

    Pros

    You can really move something
    Developing company and structures
    You get chances if you work hard and show the right attitude
    Focus on development of people, many trainings (internal and external)

    Cons

    Many departments w/ too low manpower for work at hand (120 % workload only w/ A, B Prios)
    Big amount of value can not be generate due to the limited personal ressources, every additional task goes against core business activities

    Advice to Management

    Check where you can lift the most value, evaluate the needed vs. available ressources and put them in place. Company is growing so it is easz to move them to other departments when the job is done


  2. "Melexis Bulgaria review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Melexis part-time

    Pros

    The company is evolving quickly and the salaries are good.
    Also there are social benefits for all employees.

    Cons

    The location in Bulgaria is really unpleasent.


  3. "Evaluation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment.
    Professional and experienced colleagues, especially in design.
    High-tech and innovations are encouraged and core values.

    Cons

    Lack of established proper communication with middle and senior management.
    Work overload and extra working hours tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to experienced engineers and people.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Internal Politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Melexis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly dynamic culture with no shortage of talented engineers. Melexis is a strong company that knows how to design products that win.

    Cons

    Advancement relies heavily on internal politics. Difficult to advance if you haven't made the favorites list.


  6. "Challenging professional environment and very relaxed working atmosphere."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analog IC Design Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Analog IC Design Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Melexis full-time

    Pros

    A lot of benefits included in a attractive salary package. e.g. Smartphone to every employer, extended medical package, numerous and various clubs paid by the company, etc.

    Very interesting and attractive work environment, with colleagues from different countries and different age group, everyone eager to help you out and to share their knowledge with you.

    Not speaking Bulgarian? NOT a problem everyone is speaking flawless English. (I'm not Bulgarian)

    Having no or little experience!? The various training sessions and special programs for new comers will definitely help you out, boosting your experience and knowledge in a enjoyable manner.

    Enthusiast about travelling to other countries!? This is the place for you, there are internal programs that you will enjoy by travelling to other sites and knowing your colleagues from other branches or building your experience by working a few months along your colleagues in other country.

    A lot of interesting projects, technologies and challenges to face with every day and many opportunities to grow professionally are offered in Melexis.

    Cons

    None at this time!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people!
    Keep encouraging and facilitating changes between different job positions/ sites/ for every employer!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Very poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Nashua, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Nashua, NH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Melexis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    International company likes to hire college grads willing to work cheap and lots of hours. Great place to start, or get citizenship to your host country. Products and technologies are decent. With luck, a few may actually do well in the next several years.

    Cons

    The ownership is very cliquey, and this is reflected throughout the management hierarchy, ridiculous project schedules, unspoken expectations for long hours, only way to move up is to suck up. Merit pay is based on things beyond the average person's control, and reviews are only good if you're helping your manager look better than they are (most are pretty bad at their jobs, here). Everyone I've met, seems tired of bad management. HR is horrible, and in some cases, given full site management authority (even over Engineering!). . A few saving products, could make this a more profitable company over the next few years, but after that, kaput!

    Advice to Management

    Reign-in your middle management. They're making us crazy.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Low cost company - CEO slogan "Do more with less""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of the employees are very good professionals who are ready to support you. Good opportunity to learn. Good place to start your professional career.

    Cons

    - Stressful environmental, which is caused by poor management decisions.
    - It is a common thing that the HR department do not know employees names.
    - Unrealistic targets set by the management
    - Very limited career opportunities
    - Poor resource planning
    - Remuneration package for one and the same position at different company locations varies more than 6 times
    - Personal achievement are not recognized by the management

    Advice to Management

    Employees achievements must be rewarded and not undervalued.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Top down management style and extremely tough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very international team, lots of opportunity to interact with people in different countries and cultures.

    Good opportunities to work on technical projects - good place to learn technical skills.

    Cons

    Very top down decision making style. Influence depends on personal relationship to top management (very political) and merit is not recognized or rewarded. Management decisions are also generally not transparent (although they are advertised to be.)

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you are going to do.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Try to avoid this company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitve salary. Quilified and clever engineers.

    Cons

    Extremely bad managment. Projects are messy and uninterestiing, no proper planning.

    Advice to Management

    Let engineers do their job...


  11. Helpful (2)

    "An interesting core job, very good team, incredibly poor management, no possibilities for professional growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Professional in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Professional in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible customer portfolio, exposure to the biggest automotive subcontractors worldwide. Very qualified colleagues and great teams. Perfect and challenging environment disposing everyone to learn quickly and develop their personal potential.

    Cons

    Very flat structure; no possibilities for personal development. Bad senior management - centralized in Belgium. Very little flexibility from the management side.

    Advice to Management

    - Give people more room for personal development;
    - Try to encourage results by praising people for them;
    - Stop firing managers from today to tomorrow; there are really good leaders who should be acknowledged for their hard work and results;
    - Be more predictable and consistent in your attitude towards your employees;
    - Try to pose measurable goals - this is the key to success;
    - Ask your employees more often for their feedback, and do listen to it;
    - Try to make it clear what are one's development possibilities in the company, tie these with the results achieved and not with who your friends are.


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