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25 Principal Design Engineer Reviews

Principal Design Engineers give their job an average rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. The Principal Design Engineers happiest with their jobs are employed by EMC with an average rating of 5.0 while the Principal Design Engineers least happy with their jobs work for Itron with an average rating of 3.5.

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Principal Design Engineer at Fluor
in Aliso Viejo, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Emerson Automation Solution
in Shakopee, MN
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Western Digital
in Irvine, CA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Principal Design Engineer Career Rating Comparison

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5.0 Highest Rated Principal Design Engineers is at EMC (1)
3.5 Lowest Rated Principal Design Engineers is at Itron (16)
Principal Design Engineer at Tech Weigh
in Minneapolis, MN
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Itron
in Seneca, SC

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Eh, will just say I would have given 3.5/5 starts 2 years ago, but now I give 2."

What do you like about working at Itron?

"The work is decent, and I like the people I work with for the most part."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The good news is that most of my negative comments are things not seen by the masses really. You can bury your head and enjoy your job here. The work is good, and the people are good."

What don't you like about working at Itron?

"Upper management appears to have no clear direction. We are running all over the place. Marketing is completely incompetent, so many reorgs have caused way to many layers of management creating an extreme bureaucracy where little gets done easily. We seem to fight each other too often (culture). Expectations are extremely unrealistic because they are driven by external demands and when things fail it is our fault, not the fault of management for being daft. I could go on forever."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Set a minimal, clear direction. Prioritize our goals and know not everything will get done. We get everything done, but do it terribly. Lets do a few things well instead and delay the others. Grow some backbone and say no to our customers when we need to, and stand up to our partners. NOT ALL EMPLOYEES ARE THE SAME! Quit acting like they are. Some are 20x more productive than others. Give raises and bonuses to those who go the extra mile and better the company as we are tired of getting nothing for our heroism. Recognize achievement to promote hard work instead of pretending we are all the same which gives little reason (other than personal satisfaction) to work hard. Fire all of marketing and start over as everyone knows the hold department is useless. HP2 is a big waste of money as it will NOT change anything. Bring in some fresh blood from outside the company (be careful!) as we keep making the same mistakes and not learning from them."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at EMC
in Hopkinton, MA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"challenging and exciting."

What do you like about working at EMC?

"Working environment., software process, employee compensation, adequate training sfor individual"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Tell them what you know, say nothing when you don't know."

What don't you like about working at EMC?

"Too far from my house, not personal laptop available for all"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Promote working from home more, need to communicate more with individual from the group."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Itron
in West Union, WV

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Embedded engineer with excellent HW and system development background."

What do you like about working at Itron?

"I enjoy writing firmware that will be used by literally millions of devices."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The person interviewing for Itron must be willing to work outside (In the Meter Farm) when doing high scale testing during any time of year."

What don't you like about working at Itron?

"It is located in the middle of nowhere, far from any decent size city."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Start an engineering facility in a decent size city like Greenville."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Lattice Semiconductor
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at BAE Systems
in Irving, TX
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2.1 / 5
Support You Get 2.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.8 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Allegro MicroSystems
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.6 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Fluor
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Way You Work 3 / 5
Principal Design Engineer at Newport Media
in Lake Forest, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Newport Media could be a good place to hang in a few years time."

Principal Design Engineer at Cadence Design Systems
in Cary, NC

What do you like about working at Cadence Design Systems?

"The people."

What don't you like about working at Cadence Design Systems?

"Reporting to another site. Probably was the reason I was laid off."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reduce the number of layers of management. 8-9 levels between me and the CEO was too many."

Principal Design Engineer at Micrel
in San Jose, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"people can easily be replaced"

What do you like about working at Micrel?

"Director level is excellent"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"They are in transition from reasonable to unreasoable"

What don't you like about working at Micrel?

"VP level is out of touch"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"People are your best asset"

Principal Design Engineer at Applied Micro Circuits
in Sunnyvale, CA

What do you like about working at Applied Micro Circuits?

"Opportunity to work on Network processors Architecture"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Spell out your requirements clearly and make sure you get them before joining."

What don't you like about working at Applied Micro Circuits?

"Lack of commitment to fullfil promises."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Equal opportunity to all, not just hiring from personal networking groups."

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