Cirrus Logic Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
47 Reviews

3.3
47 Reviews
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Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A solid place to work and grow your career

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    • 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 for 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!

  2. 2 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 for 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.

  3.  

    Great company

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good enviroment, Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    People are too afraid to say what needs saying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a spine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Company cares about their employees. This company had a great culture and many fun events for its employees. This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Seemed to be having layoffs some of the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    interesting technology and increasing independence

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

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

    Pros

    Smart, irreverent co-workers. Great location. Attention to employee satisfaction such as weekly happy hour, free snacks AND free exercise classes to make up for it, not too many meetings, sense of purpose and progress

    Cons

    problem of being overly dependent on one customer may be on the way to a solution with the acquisition of Wolfson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    unprofessional and untrustworthy company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They provide competitive salary and benefits. provide learning on your own experience. if you like happy hour and downtown, they have it.

    Cons

    unprofessional with handling work situations. lack of transparency in leadership. lack of team spirit and each one is for his/her own when issues arise. All play the blame game, everyone want credit for work you've done and blame you for their shortcomings. dishonesty spreads and present cross the board within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be close to the working teams and listen to them. It is good to have a trusted management team, but you need to challenge them some times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Is it too much to ask for a simple Thank-you?

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. The perks are nice for single people who want to live in the downtown area. Good rewards from upper management and lots of fringe benefits. Easy access downtown to a lot of food joints. Happy hour on Fridays.

    Cons

    For family guys who don't drink, the perks aren't quite there. Managers need to be trained better. It was literally years between when a manager has said "Good Job", or "Thank-you" even after putting in 16 hour days for a few weeks to meet a deadline. There is a lack of positive feedback. Support from management just isn't there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management does a good job of trying to convey a sense of caring about the employee. Cirrus needs to get that level of reward and feedback down at the first level managers. There is too much stress on the first level managers to turn in projects too quickly especially for the one big customer. Branch out, find more customers, and ease the stress of having just one customer that could break the company completely with a decision to go another way. Stop concentrating on the "downtown" feel for the single guy and think about the guys with families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Should be so much more

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people. Most have enough experience to be great sources of information
    Challenging work that results in real-world products
    Great perks (ie ACL and SXSW tickets. Nice annual company picnic)
    Re-imbursement for public transportation
    Decent benefits
    Downtown Austin location

    Cons

    Serious schedule pressures result in an over-worked staff.
    No time for vacation. Not paid for PTO that is accrued over maximum.
    Some managers are completely unprofessional and childish.
    Upper management plays favorites. If you weren't around during the lean-times, you're not worthy of promotion. We can't all be drinking buddies.
    Review process is unfair. If you are going to be so selective about hiring the best engineers, asserting 30% "needs improvement" is just plain silly and non-motivational.
    Minuscule raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a management house-cleaning. Get some real team-players in there.
    Everyone should follow the design methodology. Don't allow some managers to act in a vacuum.
    Re-vamp salary caps for this decade and consider reducing " 30% needs improvement" to a case-by-case basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    environment, perks, happy hours, etc

    Cons

    dependance on customer, but is managable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really good

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun, dynamic workplace and a totally awesome place to work and live

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

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

    Pros

    Friday evenings are pretty fantastic, full of music, activities and food. Sometimes even live music by really nice bands

    Cons

    None that I felt at my short stint there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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