Semtech Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Semtech Corporation is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for consumer, enterprise computing, communications and industrial end-markets. It is based in Camarillo, Ventura County, Southern California.


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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"* String of bad VPs for the power management business unit * Steep learning curve with unrealistic expectations of what the new employee can accomplish given the very heavy workload"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Management is poor, all around it would seem. They do not value any of their employees and have no problem letting people go on no notice and for no real reason other than they did not meet their financial numbers (AGAIN!). Company is constantly re-organizing upper and mid management, constantly laying off only to rehire new people the following month. They offer great bonuses that they never give out because they can never meet their financial numbers, they offer stock offerings which are of little value because upper management always rewards them selves by diluting millions of shares so by the time you get to sell yours they are worthless. Occasional mid year stock bonuses and options which are again worthless for a stock that seems always in decline. IT management is terrible! And technology is way behind, the business does not value IT and does not invest in it."

Former Employee - SAP says

"No leadership qualities and absolutely incapable I.T. dept management who try their best to de rail and add frustration to each staff member of the team. This us very true and honest review."

Manager says

"Used to be a good company. Current sr management is self absorbed. Core values dont mean anything"

Manager says

"they have no culture - its every department for themselves from the BOD to CFO its all about them"

Former Employee - Engineer says

"Upper management is not knowledgeable with the technology and market of the company they acquire, Apparently every acquired company are filled with leadership people personally close to Semtech's head even if their not experts on that technology space. Bottom line, the net effect is it turns a leading edge business to the least in their space. Very short term outlook and is not calibrated for the long haul. Forces employees to take the accrued vacations while management get's bonuses and project deadlines are not re-adjusted to required vacation forcing people to work on their vacation days."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Horrible management. The employees were not paid attention to and the laid off policy is utilized as politicians' tool. The office politics heavily affects the motivation and productivity of this company. Work load is NOT well prioritized or evaluated, and employees may easily get blamed and yelled. Innovation was NOT encouraged but only conducting what was told. Move on if you want to extend creativity."


"Very excessive overtime AND mandatory unpaid time off. This temporary action is now in year 5."

Former Employee - Test Analyst says

"unsecure job, easy to be laid off"


"Camarillo HQ. Gennum Corp in Canada. Any VP in the company."

Consultant (Former Employee) says

"This company from top to bottom employs some of the most sub human people I have ever encountered. Cowardly, mean, sneaky. Would only wish this company on my very worst enemy. After over 20 plus years in the business, I can say this company and its people are a detriment to society."

Data Entry (Former Employee) says

"I don't recommend it. Unless you're an engineer, I don't think it's worth it to work here.Company completely kept getting worse. They would hire other people who were unprofessional as well. Made it hard to work. No order. Donuts on fridaysNo breaks. Very unprofessional"

Former Employee (Former Employee) says

"This company is very good if you are an engineer. The engineering teams are very smart, and very good at what they do, and it seems like management gives them the freedom to be creative enough to be innovative. This company is very bad if you are in any kind of sales or operational support role. There are currently some pretty bad managers that are irrational, impulsive, and non forward thinking. There is not alot of room for advancement, and in some areas, innovative ideas are not supported, and are almost not condoned, depending on who your manager will be. There is too much emphasis on the needs of the company, therefore leaving very little culture or moral support for the employee. This was the worst working experience I have ever had in my career. The only thing I learned while working at this job is that your life should have 60/40 LIFE WORK ratio.flexible hours, good pay, gym available, golf league (coed), mens soccorforced furlough days to make quarterly numbers, inconsistant and always changing vision, no room for advancement, no pay increase, or no personal or professional growth potential"

Encargada (Current Employee) says

"en este trabajo aprendi a desemvolverme aprendi a tratar a las personas y a resolver problemas. el ambiente de trabajo es muy descansan los fines de semana.hay mucha rotacion de personal"

Former member (Former Employee) says

"Semtech seems to be a company run by mostly financial-minded people which is good in a way for stock holders. Overall the company does not seems to focus on anything. Fairly fluctuate in range of products. Company treats people nicely though but not job security."

Sr. Firmware Application Engineer (Former Employee) says

"1) Since R&D and application are in Europe, there are too much of political between team in US and Europe for gaining projects.2) Not qualified manager for application software team that caused a lot of misleading of development application software/firmware, these caused stress and pressure down to all application engineers in US.3) Limit communication between engineers in US and Europe make the job more difficult.Good technology and challenging projectsToo much political and week management team in US."

Manufacturing Support Specialist (Former Employee) says

"The work is interesting and sometimes challenging. I learned to tune my skills at technical writing and QC and receiving. The managers are well informed and good, the co-workers are great to work with. I enjoyed talking to the engineers about the testers. It is sad seeing it scale down."

Director Sr., Test Engineering (Former Employee) says

"Intense and fun place to work. Learn a lot and a great team. Some projects are at the bleeding edge of technology and hence its a great learning opportunity,Large CompanyShort Vacation"

Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"It was a decent job - Always knew it would be temporary so it was hard to embrace it like I normally would in other opportunities I have had. Culture was more on the quiet side compared to other Sales organizations I have worked at. It still had a social piece where we went to Baseball games and had game competitions on campus. People were very active and more on the reserved lunchesit wasn't an exciting product."

Daniel says

"Core Values are just a joke. No one in upper management believe or follow them. The only focus is on the bottom line regardless of the people" is a non-profit organization and communications forum for social activism. This website allows users a voice to share their point of view online about what sucks in the world.

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