Cirrus Logic
3.5 of 5 38 reviews
www.cirrus.com Austin, TX 500 to 999 Employees

Cirrus Logic Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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3.5 38 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode

Jason P. Rhode

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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nice

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosenvironment, perks, happy hours, etc

Consdependance on customer, but is managable

Advice to Senior Managementreally good

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Great opportunity for the right people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIf you have the right skills, a good place to prosper.

ConsIf you don't have just the right skill set, you will have to work hard to learn the right skills on your own. It's a good place to learn, but not necessarily a good place to be taught.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people fairly; encourage them to grow professionally and learn new skill sets before you decide they're just not the right fit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent engineering oriented company

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsTruly values engineers, supports innovation, low bureaucracy.

ConsNot always obvious how to advance career once you get to more senior position.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Design Verification Intern (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

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

ConsNone that I felt at my short stint there

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strong company, great perks!

Sales Analyst (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsExcellent Management and growth potential

ConsLarge company now; hard to get to know everyone.

Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for all I learned!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time

ProsHappy hour with beer/downtown location

Cons"Has the company had a layoff of any kind due to underperforming business in several years? Emphatically no."

Is that true?

As a former employee in Cirrus, I witnessed frequently re-org in a relatively short period of time(<2yrs). The most impressive one happened in Nov 2012, when Cirrus Logic shut down its Tucson office( Apex Department) and laid off most of the employees there. No one got any form of notice in advance. The office building was evacuated in 3 hrs. Based on the information I have, most of them had to leave Tucson to land a new job, including a fresh Validation Engineer who just graduated from college and started his career in Cirrus 1 week ago. Some were told that they may have chance to interview for opportunities in Austin site and relocate if they got the offer, however, only a few(<5) lucky people got the chance.

I don't know how you guys define "layoff of any kind due to underperforming business", or you can state that that large scale layoff was just a proactive re-org rather than a "layoff of any kind due to underperforming business". But don't forget there are job seekers who care about the stability of their further career, and they just want to know how the company treat the employees. Nobody can imagine such kind of misleading statement can be made by a responsible company that really cares about its employees/future employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cirrus Logic Corporate Communications Publisher responded to this review

Jan 16, 2014

The Apex business this former employee references did not result in a layoff. Apex' core business in high-power products (eg. hybrids) was different from the "core" mixed-signal IC business of Cirrus ... More

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Stressful situation, senior staff out of touch with running a real semiconductor company.

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsNice office location downtown but already out of space.

ConsCompany can't recruit and retain employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementExit interview needed for a Senior VP with a checkered past.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cirrus Logic Corporate Communications Publisher responded to this review

Feb 6, 2014

Thanks for the review. As the reviewer notes, the company moved to downtown Austin in the summer of 2012 in the midst of a multiyear growth spurt, both financially and in headcount. That latter fact ... More

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Great Company but arrogant, poor, and Unprofessional leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsThe people in general are good people. There is a select inter circle of people that abuse their political influence through the CEO.

ConsRetention, average design group (they think they are the best - legend in their own minds). Unprofessional work environment, dishonest and disingenuous leadership. Poor diversification of product portfolio. Market group and product managers are worthless. Focus on one customer. There are some review plants in the Glass Door system that were done by the HR and select employees to bump Cirrus Logic appearance. Do not believe them. Don't be a lemming, the cliff is coming so for this company. They just can't see it because of their own arrogance.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company need to start over from the CEO down.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Cirrus Logic Corporate Communications Publisher responded to this review

Jan 13, 2014

Thanks for the feedback. It's worth noting that the company's attrition rate is well below the industry mean. Also, in data taken from employee surveys conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute ... More

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A solid company that had financial problems

Traffic Coordinator (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA

I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA large company with a family feel. Bosses were very well educated. Team work was first priority. Nice benefits.

ConsUpper Management was out of touch with their workers. More interested in meetings than in getting work done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cirrus Logic Corporate Communications Publisher responded to this review

Nov 13, 2013

It's worth noting that Cirrus Logic no longer has offices in California as of 2004. With a cultural overhaul and new CEO leadership in Jason Rhode in 2007, we believe that this former employee would ... More

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Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsGreat company benefits with happy hour every Friday. Lot of nice people to work with and flat management. Coworkers are nice, helpful, motivated and very efficient.

ConsCan't think of it as of now

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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