CSR Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Joep van Beurden
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is good and the company continues to be pretty successful (in 4 reviews)

  • Many great people who would find time for you (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not respected (in 4 reviews)

  • After the SiRF merger most of the founders left, and the remaining management have lost their way (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Staff Eng

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSR full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, No office politics to worry about.

    Cons

    HQ offshore made for long hours.


  2. pleasant

    Current Employee - CNA in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - CNA in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CSR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outgoing... working with the public

    Cons

    At times it's difficult to work public


  3. Helpful (1)

    CSR is over after being bought by Qualcomm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    CSR has some good technology, especially Bluetooth and the audio chips. It is probably a good company in UK?

    Cons

    Constant changing and downsizing. When it bough Zoran, there were mover than 3000 people, now 2000. Every year, there is downsize. Layoff immediately after buying Zoran, shut down DVT and Microtune than Zoran acquired in 2012, shut down Camera (COACH) in 2013 (used to be No.1 camera SoC maker), both happened before Thanksgiving or Christmas. Then sell the whole company in 2014, another round of layoff is inevitable after the acquisition finishes 2014 Summer.

    Advice to Management

    No advice since CSR board will resign after Qualcomm takes over.


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  5. Very positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at CSR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medium sized company focused on technology and new IPs.

    Cons

    UK based company have a different culture than American companies.


  6. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Trust in employees, employees can grow

    Cons

    few employees, not much activities


  7. An ok type of company

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at CSR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects, you get to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Lost lots of good people. Competitors are catching up and not enough is done for that.

    Advice to Management

    A more accessible system should be there to report concerns.


  8. Good luck as Qualcomm takes over the business - great deal for CSR board and C-level management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CSR full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work with very intelligent teams. A plethora of experience for BT, RF in general, and silicon design.

    Cons

    There is a divide between Cambridge and US locations, but this can be worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great job you've been doing and continue to look out for your people.


  9. OK to work for while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at CSR full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits comparable to other local companies - health, dental, vision and 401K. Office environment comfortable. Dress code usually casual. Coffee and drinks provided by company.

    Cons

    Management located in UK. No local IT or administrative support. Company sold so uncertain future for local office. Limited opportunities for profit sharing.


  10. Its a good place to be in

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSR

    Pros

    technology oreinted, learn a lot

    Cons

    aimless, not a high payer


  11. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CSR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging technologies Good life - work balance Easy to grow within the company Good salary

    Cons

    Bad IS Frequent cuts Management development strategy is very short term



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