Pixelworks

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Pixelworks Reviews

6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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Pixelworks President, CEO, and Director Bruce A. Walicek
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  1.  

    A lot of challenging work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pixelworks

    Pros

    Smart people. Challenging video technology.

    Cons

    politics. Not much recognition to normal hard-working engineers who are not good at fighting for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treasure your engineers, treat them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good place to grow, bad work life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Pixelworks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multiple tasks to learn a lot of different jobs

    Cons

    Too much overtime to balance life. The business outlook is frail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    wasted years

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Pixelworks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    video technology is exciting and interesting

    Cons

    the company stumbled badly with its acquisition strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Pixelworks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    no good reasons any more because of below reasons:
    1. as a SoC company PW is strong in DSP algorithm. However it is not able to transfer them into competitive products because the company is weak at IC design and not able to deliver cost competitive solutions.

    Cons

    the bread and butter business for PW is projector. This market is not growing and is threatened by large screen displays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Pixelworks

    Pros

    Very smart and talented young generation of engineers. Most all development is here is Shanghai.

    Cons

    Inexperienced engineers are promoted very quickly. Talent circulation in and out of the company is too quick in Shanghai. Engineers who do not perform and/or who are not interested float around the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is lot of potential for the company in the 3D tv market. Need to promote experienced and motivated individuals to managers and replace low performing candidates.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work in the early days (2000-2005).

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Tualatin, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Tualatin, OR (US)

    I worked at Pixelworks

    Pros

    Leading edge technology.
    Company still leads projector market.
    Helping see new products in production you helped with.
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Chips in the field became commodity and became hard to compete.
    Management team decided to offshore most of the work in mid to late 2000's which broke the company.
    By the time a course correction was made it was too late to save the core of the company and engineers who began everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to core competencies of projector/scaling chips. Offer limited options for the TV and monitor market and beef up support to help most important customers. Rebuild the design team in the US and allow the Asian teams to develop chips to meet needs of their market.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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