Cirrus Logic Reviews

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Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode
Jason P. Rhode
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best I've ever experienced (in 3 reviews)

  • Trustworthy leadership, hardworking & innovative employees, and a fun environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • problem of being overly dependent on one customer may be on the way to a solution with the acquisition of Wolfson (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management plays favorites (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Fantastic, Fun, Challenging, and Rewarding Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Acoustic Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Acoustic Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    This is the first place I've worked since graduating from school, so I can only compare to what others have told me. Cirrus provides an excellent benefits and compensation package including health insurance, dental, vision, wellness programs including an on-site fitness center complete with group classes, and an available discounted rate for on-site chair massages during the day. They even offer discounted guitar classes during the lunch hour! Furthermore, there are company outings that really bring the company together such as weekly free happy hours, monthly concerts and birthday celebrations, and the quarterly all-hands meeting that is surprisingly entertaining and enjoyable. The employees are excellent and possess an ownership of their work while projecting an uncanny nonchalance.

    Cons

    The name "Cirrus Logic" isn't widely recognized by the general public, so people tend to confuse my company with one of many others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Mar 5, 2015Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thank you for the review, and for hitting on some of the highlighted perks that you mention. You've really captured the essence of the culture.

  2. Not perfect, but pretty darn good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    +Competitive compensation
    +Challenging work environment
    +Genuine concern with having a great work environment
    +High standards

    Cons

    +Long work hours expected, especially during tapeouts
    +Can be clicky in certain groups

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the current path, things are pretty good overall from an employee perspective.

    I understand things will change as Cirrus transitions from a smaller to larger corporation in terms of revenue and headcount, but be honest and transparent and people will understand.

  3. Staff Engineer

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

    I worked at Cirrus Logic (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good manager, people were very nice

    Cons

    business not so diversified. Each site too smal

    Advice to Management

    get multiple sites work efficeintly

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  5. Fun company culture, downtown HQ, great management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - CAD Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - CAD Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Cirrus Logic as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    My supervisor here was one of the best I've ever had - technically skilled, great at keeping meetings focused and on track, approachable, and firm. The management structure is very flat - there are only a couple of levels from entry-level groups to the CEO, which makes for a responsive organization and a small-company feel. Plenty of perks: tickets to ACL and local shows, happy hour every Friday, and relaxed work hours.

    Cons

    Not very well-recognized, even within Austin. Can be some awkwardness between people who really enjoy the "fun" culture and more serious-minded employees who just want to work and go home.

    Advice to Management

    You have a really impressive and very desirable company culture. Keep up the good work!

  6. Cirrus Logi

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    They are great. Everyone loves to work here. The parties are awes

    Cons

    Not many options for career paths unless you hold a EE degree.

  7. Helpful (1)

    No support from from management, unless you brown-nose a lot

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

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic 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

    Some really great people scattered throughout the company. Good environment if you're into the downtown thing. Most of the management seems approachable.

    Cons

    Politics are atrocious. Complete lack of common sense. Always on eggshells. Rarely taken seriously. Select few treated with favoritism, the rest are constantly under undue scrutiny. Lots of questionable ethics and back-stabbing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with what is going on in the team. Don't have knee-jerk reactions to everything. Especially if it is based on the tattling of your favorite henchmen, I mean team members. Look at all the facts and prioritize based on needs not wants. Nobody should have to constantly wonder if there job is in jeopardy based on what is going on in someone elses private life. Take your employees seriously.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Politics, unethical practices, back stabbing and those are the good points.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The salary.
    Free alcohol on Fridays.
    Not really much. Should have left sooner.

    Cons

    No support from management. No true leadership. Company is built and thrives on unethical practices and lying to their biggest customers. If you aren't part of the "click" then you will be let go quickly. They have NO marketing direction, once Apple is gone they will fail!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of technical VPs and get some people who actually would contribute. Make people be accountable for what they do instead of forcing good people out or firing them because they try and do the right thing, or what you hired them for.

    Quit making people think it's a great place when really the reputation is terrible. People come for the high salary and get out quick before fired or forced to quit.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Digital Design

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic

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

    Pros

    Happy Hour and good mar com team.

    Cons

    One customer. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. Helpful (1)

    Small and Efficient Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Digital Design Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Digital Design Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Cirrus Logic as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People here almost know each other. They motivate each other. Lots of fun and activities stuff. Great Employee care. Really one of the best place to work and career growth.

    Cons

    Since the company is small and tightly knit, the work schedules will be tight. In some perspectives, the work culture will be clearly different from bigger companies.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.

  11. Helpful (7)

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great engineering talent. Great customer relationships. Awesome bonuses. Great pay. Solid benefits. At one time, outstanding management with transparency, solid company future and a higher than average moral compass.

    Cons

    Company is based in Texas which is an "at will" work state. This works perfect for Cirrus. At will, they can lay off any employee, or entire divisions. Not a place where you can feel secure knowing that your contributions will help you keep a job in a market down turn or when a new hot market emerges. Executive, upper and middle anagement need to gain more work experience outside of the only company they have ever worked at in order to truly benefit a company and their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategy that diversifies beyond a single T1 customer.

    Having multiple T1 / T2 LED lightbulb customers isn't going to cut it nor is buying out your competitor you almost already put out of business when you captured the golden delicious.

    Learn how to run a semi business that has a private customer product roadmap beyond 2 years.

    Nepotism is never a good thing. Learn to diversify and watch both business and company moral flourish. There is more to running a successful company than doing anything to "move the needle".

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Nov 10, 2014Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review! As a long-time Cirrus Logic employee, as you state, we know you’ve experienced the company growing at an exceptionally high rate for several years ... More

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