Cirrus Logic Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
55 Reviews
3.3
55 Reviews
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Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode
Jason P. Rhode
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Small and Efficient Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Design Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Design Intern in Austin, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Test Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Test Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Test Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good for young people that like to be bribed with beer and food. Normally happens every Friday, sometimes even a band gets invited.

    Cons

    Management likes to blame others for any issues instead of trying to solve the problem. Company is quick to "layoff" employees at the slightest market downturn. It's a cut throat environment, not healthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Man-up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you fit into the culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time

    Pros

    Company culture is huge. The saying is "we play hard and work hard". There are lots of perks, happy hours, monthly concerts, kids Halloween, Christmas parties, fitness classes. The benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    Culture is geared to attracting young employees. It is really tough to advance in this company if you are not part of the "in" culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs more organization in general. Why throw resources into a deadline to meet it? Why not become more organized? Utilize the talent in the company. Cut down on the "culture" expenses and eliminate RIF's.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture.

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

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovating company, treat personnel very well, good perks and great location.

    Cons

    Hard to get work/life balance.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not sure

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is the best I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    Have taken casual dress too far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome.

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

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic

    Pros

    Analog work is awesome here.

    Cons

    salary is not so awesome here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great internship

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice people. Great atmosphere to work in. Give even interns a lot of responsibility and important tasks. Great place to intern.

    Cons

    under the hood politics. this is a relatively Small company. Layoffs are scary and come unannounced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A solid place to work and grow your career

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

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

    Pros

    Good growth, very friendly co-workers, exciting products, and importance of on-job training opportunities. Flexible time-off policies and fun environment at work with regular gatherings (Happy Hour every Friday), concerts and celebration at the company.

    Cons

    Very often the job demands a lot more time than other average jobs. There are some biased views on the importance of the employees even after such hard work due to the politics at some level of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognition of highly engaged employees' work that makes the most impact to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Jun 5, 2014Corporate Communications Publisher

    Excellent review -- appreciate the feedback!

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A lot depends on the group you work with...

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, fair compensation. Working in certain groups can be very technically rewarding.

    Cons

    Management is so out of touch with reality. Poor leadership - they are too busy organizing happy hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize the hard-work of engineers.

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