Conexant Systems

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Conexant Systems Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
78 Reviews
2.5
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Used to be great, now less so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conexant Systems

    Pros

    Encourages 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.

    Cons

    Changes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    System Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conexant Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to work, nice people

    Cons

    no, I like it. I hope they do not sell some departments so quickly

  3.  

    Crazy busy but pays well.

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Conexant Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conexant Systems

    Pros

    Some good people work there, or used to do so

    Cons

    Some bad people, Bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on employee experience and employee development/training - the bottom line will follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Shrinking company with questonable future

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    Former Employee - Product Applications Engineer  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Product Applications Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Conexant Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Constant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with the rank and file employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    applications engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conexant Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    management has no long term vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get someone knows the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sr. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conexant Systems full-time

    Pros

    Highly professional colleagues. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Disoriented management .lack of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ship has sunk, run for your lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyable experience

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conexant Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome coworkers!

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    Former Employee - Documentation  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Documentation in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Conexant Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent staff, friendly and helpful.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Text book case of bad management

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    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Conexant Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on the company and its products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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