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Corsair Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Just like every other company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corsair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you like to play video games. Nice coworkers. Nice weather in fremont

    Cons

    Bad management with little opportunity to grow as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you know everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great potential but mismanaged

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corsair

    Pros

    Company has great potential due to extremelly passionate and dedicated employees. It is trying to reinvent itself and grow into a more "established" company but at what cost...

    Cons

    The cost of the change is on the employees... Long working hours, frequent strategy/course changes, a distant upper management that struggles to relate with employees, all this leading to an inability to execute in a timely fashion on product launches - which makes it even harder on us, the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no such thing as perfection. Squeezing every last drop of energy out of the employees to try to reach this goal will only exhaust the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible company to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Corsair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close to my home only

    Cons

    Worst work/life balance, no support from management. Poor benefits - 10 PTO/year etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    TERRIBLE COMPANY FOR WORK!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corsair full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office is close to my home

    Cons

    Terrible working atmosphere with no hard working appreciation. Cheap company with bad benefits. Try to avoid working for this company. It was a nightmare for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good intentions vs scary bad senior management

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    Current Employee - Professional in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Professional in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Corsair full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and passionate employees who work hard.

    Cons

    Horrible senior management. CEO is cheap and strange, recently preferring to spend more time off on safari than at work. New COO is a nightmare. She is the worst micro-manager I have ever seen, whose lack of humility is only exceeded by her willingness to make "snap decisions" without understanding the facts. New board (following investment by Francisco Partners) has made things worse.

    Do not look for empowerment at Corsair. Do not expect to be compensated fairly, or that annual reviews will have any relationship to reality. Nobody here knows how to manage people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking beyond HP for senior management experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Corsair full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive I can say about the company or their values. Worst place I have ever worked. Stay away from doing business with this company or working for them.

    Cons

    Very cheap. CEO is very unethical and they don't care about their customers or employees. They treat employees like equipment. It starts at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start by having some company values that you actually follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Review of Corsair Memory

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Corsair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about this company.

    Cons

    This is a bad business. You don't want to work for Corsair. Their CEO has a tight grip of the company and micromanages everyone. He is not loyal to anyone. It doesn't matter what you accomplish at Corsair. You can never win. It's a bad political environment filled with backstabbing and other bad practices. Most often they let people go without any good cause. I left this company myself, but I had to work 12 hours a day to survive. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get sued one day, and I hope they do. Corsair “Bad” Memory is now called Corsair Components. Stay away from Corsair. You will regret otherwise. It takes only 3 days for you to learn what kind of mess you have walked to. They have gone through 8 Controllers in the past 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change their practices before they get sued. Find a new CEO. Find a new CFO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware - Save yourself!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Corsair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The holiday party was nice, they have an onsite BBQ & an offsite company picnic. There were many friendly people.

    Cons

    The salary is painfully low on the low end jobs. They do not offer any other perks, no onsite snacks, no beverages other than the flavia coffee dispenser, they dont even have a water cooler! They have a purifier hooked up to the tap - classy! Company has been plannin the IPO for years, never went through. They changed the profit sharing plan, so you get nothing to what your peers got. The management in my department demonstrated BAD leadership, where they carried personal conversations for HOURS in front of the team, typically didint know how to resolve any problems, swept problems under the rug and Blamed YOU for the consequences. An enourmous amount of work, no support to streamline or adjust, workload or headcount, lacked communication of recent changes or updates. Little training. Lots of people in the company who verbally curse at you and disrepect you, other slackers still holding a job... doesnt make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey your employees and rate management, try a 360 approach. Consider bringing in higher level leaders to bring change, vs promoting people who don't have the experience. Put an end to those who curse at employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Weird environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Corsair

    Pros

    None. Not a good place to work.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, employee's are treated terribly, awful place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend

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