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9/22/2011 06:00 PM EDT
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ReneCardenas
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ReneCardenas   9/30/2011 7:23:56 PM
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PoorRichard, That sounds like tough break for you and the wise fox continues to raid the chicken pens! Very typical of high tech with little feedback / supervision.

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bourne.ji   9/28/2011 11:15:34 AM
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By the way, taiwan companies has little bureaucracy.

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bourne.ji   9/28/2011 11:12:38 AM
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I worked in MediaTek for one year as a DTV driver engineer, MediaTek is good at cost down, from product to employee. They worked overtime a lot without money.

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PoorRichard   9/28/2011 9:29:35 AM
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agaurav, my opinion, people and the value they held matters most. Do people care about the group's performance more than care his own benefit? If they don't, or the key personnels don't, the end will be as sad as this one.

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agaurav   9/27/2011 8:18:56 PM
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PoorRichard - I feel your pain. Are you sure your previous manager joined Marvell? What do you think ailed the DTV group at Broadcom the most? Poor management? Just the business? Poor engineering? Customer Support? Complicated chips? Who is wining in this space anyways?

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wilber_xbox   9/27/2011 1:25:35 PM
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you might have had a bad experience with Asian managers but i am sure that bad fishes are everywhere. Some bad reputation can be attributed due to work culture difference.

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PoorRichard   9/27/2011 4:48:13 AM
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Thanks, daleste. I am now working for less salary and happier. I urge western world companies be careful when they hire people in China for important positions. Chose those who really care about the company, not those who makes a lot excuses, demands a high salary, orders lobsters for dinner, etc.

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daleste   9/27/2011 3:34:06 AM
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PoorRichard, Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I have seen bad management too in large companies. I hope you have recovered and are doing well. Smaller comapanies are often a better environment for good management.

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PoorRichard   9/27/2011 3:18:12 AM
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Ironically, the terrible manager I was working for at ATI Shanghai got a promotion this year as a senior manager at Broadcom. And it seemed he just secured a position as director at Marvell. So the business may go broken, the bad guy's propering continues.

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PoorRichard   9/27/2011 2:47:01 AM
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I joined ATI DTV department in shanghai as an engineer in early 2006, when ATI was still believed to be a leader in the market. No sooner I saw the business was going nowhere. The situation was just beyond my comprehension. The management was poor, without any vision. There was no effective cooperations between the sites in Asia and North America. Expenses were very high, people were traveling around the world and doing little work. I cann't imagine such a business can survive so long, had not it been changed hands twice. I can say a few managers in shanghai were the worst I worked with in my life, but they have been the most valued staff there. I have been suffering a deep depression even after I left there in 2008.

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