CSR Reviews

Updated February 27, 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. Good luck as Qualcomm takes over the business - great deal for CSR board and C-level management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Good work balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Life is good here. Not too high pressure. Managements are reasonable with high trust in people.

    Cons

    Huge competition. Need strong focus on key areas


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  5. a very interesting experience....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    work /life balance; people work from home all the time or dont come to work at all...save the gas

    Cons

    5 layoffs in one year...not a employee friendly company unless you are Brits or work in UK

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the good job and laying people off so the stock can go higher...


  6. salary is low & benefit is no good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    not much to say for good thing.

    Cons

    Salary is low : at least 10 - 20% below market.
    Benefit is no good.
    CEO layoff 50% Zoran employee after merge.


  7. Not bad overall, a bit too much of "history" drag

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CSR

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty stable workplace with big customers. International. Some degree of technology challenge and lets you to learn new things.

    Cons

    Very complicated procedures and really old codebase that needs constant maintenance. The job does not necessarily means creativity. Management does not know other ways, like their isolated from modern development practices, etc. Always no time for radical improvement. Always patching over patching and again.

    Advice to Management

    Absolutely no advise. They already heard everything. :-)



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