Conexant Systems

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Conexant Systems Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
80 Reviews
2.7
80 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, Good Salary and good policies for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Good team and nice people to work with, good work opportunities and learning opportunities (in 5 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.  

    Text book case of bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2.  

    Good company for learning stuff you are interested in

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

    I have been working at Conexant Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Engineers are not micromanaged and are given opportunity to learn new stuff and implement new stuff. Extremely talented VLSI Engineering team and product applications team. You can do things you way while making sure that you can produce the product in right amount of time.

    Cons

    This is company slowly becoming top heavy with very less number of engineers. It is very easy to loose the talent but very difficult to hire the people back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for. Great products, great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    One of the best team I've worked with. Just like a family.
    Great health plan.

    Cons

    No job security. Constant layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to know the business. Care more about the employees. Stay focus on growing the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work, unstable future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    The work is challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    The company's future is unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Work from home.

    Cons

    Busy near project completion deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with and very flexible environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Conexant Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Conexant provides a very relaxed atmosphere for its employees and gives them flexibility to create their own schedule. People are very friendly and helpful. In my numerous years at Conexant, I've never experienced any tension between people, nor have I seen any mistreatment of employees.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement, or participation in seminars and training, or even trade shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold frequent meetings with lower level employees and keep them informed about future product plans, as well as the status of current products in the market. Make information about company's products available for every employee who is interested to know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK for engineer

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

    I have been working at Conexant Systems

    Pros

    Can focus on the engineering

    Cons

    The business was doing bad declining revenue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse day by day

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conexant Systems

    Pros

    Great fax technology, no need to learn anything new, if you are a mediocre engineer you'll be a superstar at Conexant.

    Cons

    Entire business is based on fax and other low-tech chips, no growth opportunities, gave up on reviews and raises years ago, they keep cutting benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up and put everyone out of their misery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship

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

    I have been working at Conexant Systems (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No longer any pros. It will be luck to survive. Golden Gate will lose their shirts.

    Cons

    The CEO(s) and board are responsible for the company strategy that has sunk the company. It is headed for bankruptcy. i feel sorry for the rank and file that has stayed around and will now have to look for jobs in Orange County. Terrible CEOs, board and senior executives over the last 10-15 years were responsible for drving a good company down. Unfortunatefly a lot of them filled their coffers. I wont be surprised if the current CEO tries to blame the former management for the state of the company. Not entirely true he had a hand in the current and former management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Caveat Emptor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Conexant Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some nice people working there. The successful ones tend to "keep their head down".

    Cons

    Way too political - who you know is much more impotant that what you know
    Time-to-market also much more important that quality
    Employees are always in constant fear of losing their jobs.
    Frequent company reorginizations - lack of clear vision at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry less about profit and more about quality of life - business success will follow.
    Get lower level employees (the ones who actually do the work) involved in the planning process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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