Conexant Systems
2.6 of 5 77 reviews
www.conexant.com Irvine, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Conexant Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Conexant Systems CEO Denis Regimbal

Denis Regimbal


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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some good people work there, or used to do so"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Newport Beach is a very good area to live"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance needs to improve as well"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Bad management, low morale and slippery sale/product head lead this company to an dead end"
    in 4 reviews
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    Used to be great, now less so

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEncourages learning, on-going education. Most team members are very intelligent and do not feel to feel conspicuous about it. An old poster read "If your IQ number is higher than your weight number, stop into our technical library." Most are great to work with and dedicated to common goals. New product development is exciting and led by exciting teams.

    ConsChanges in leadership, down-sizing and anxiety over job stability has effected morale. At times employees in one department have lived under the threat of out-sourcing for months but it doesn't happen while employees in another department that feel secure turn out not to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes important changes such as company mergers, acquisitions and potential layoffs have shown up on the internet or in the business section of the newspaper before being communicated to the employees. Announcements such as lay-offs need to be handled better with an explanation of how the decision was made and why it was necessary. Those not being effected should be assured there aren't more layoffs expected for whatever time period management can commit to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to work, nice people

    Consno, I like it. I hope they do not sell some departments so quickly

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    Crazy busy but pays well.

    Administrative (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsPeople are great. Workload challenging but rewarding. New offices are beautiful, easy to find, and centrally located near freeways and restaurants.

    ConsNo work/life balance. Be ready to work overtime at the office and at home. If you have a long commute be ready to be tired all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has changed since I was employed and, I've heard, some aspects are better. As Conexant does better financially, I'm sure the work/life balance will improve.

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

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    Frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome good people work there, or used to do so

    ConsSome bad people, Bad management

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate more on employee experience and employee development/training - the bottom line will follow

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

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    Shrinking company with questonable future

    Product Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsIf you are in the right group, there can be some very talented and hard working coworkers.

    ConsConstant layoffs and departure of top talents. Workload is insane - a lot of long hours and priorities are constantly being changed with little notice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more involved with the rank and file employees

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    Consmanagement has no long term vision

    Advice to Senior Managementget someone knows the industry

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHighly professional colleagues. Flexible hours

    ConsDisoriented management .lack of leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShip has sunk, run for your lives.

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

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    Enjoyable experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong technical team, good products. Supportive team environment. Enjoyed working with all the engineers I came in contact with across the company.

    ConsTough competitors in the product space. Some concern about the immediate future but company should be able to weather the storm.

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    Text book case of bad management

    ASIC Engineer (Current Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsExcellent engineering talent. Very good learning capability and exposure to various aspects of the engineering flow in the product cycle. A fantastic place to learn a lot.

    ConsA very indecisive management that does not have a vision for the company. A very bad work environment and an extremely low morale due to multiple layoffs and constant uncertainty and complete lack of job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease focus on the company and its products.

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

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    Awesome coworkers!

    Documentation (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsExcellent staff, friendly and helpful.

    ConsChip market went down the tubes and the department is down to one person.

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

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