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Corsair Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company moving to change directions and overcome some past challenges; excellent road ahead of growth and profit.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, perks like time off, shutdown and holiday policies, solid co-workers that are great, and good company values.

    Cons

    More training would be great, more work-life balance would be nice, like telecommuting; more recognition and rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency in all dealings with the employees and the company; get around and meet with managers and employees more often on a one to one basis; ask for feedback and then make the genuine changes and effort whenever and wherever possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Think Twice - Unstable work environment and CYA culture. Not an enjoyable place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corsair

    Pros

    Good Salary & Benefits. Dedicated Associate Level Employees. Free Parking. Loyal Customer Base. Great Core Products

    Cons

    High Middle Management Turnover. Disconnected Senior Executives. Constant Strategy Changes. Very Political Environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Just like every other company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corsair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you like to play video games. Nice coworkers. Nice weather in fremont

    Cons

    Bad management with little opportunity to grow as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you know everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience So Far!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    The people at Corsair have been wonderful to work with. Everyone is pretty laid back but also has a sense of urgency when it comes down to business. I am really enjoying my time here, the CEO seems very friendly and has a great sense of humor during the company meetings. Also, I LOVE the fact that we have quarterly functional meetings with the CEO and a small group of employees were we are free to ask any questions to the CEO. Management team at Corsair want to see you grow as an individual and take on more responsibility as your time progresses at Corsair.

    Cons

    Only cons is the pay can be a little higher to meet market but overall pretty decent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant & Friendly

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Corsair as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been here for about 2 weeks now and everyone seems very pleasant and friendly to work with. The pay is OK too. Corsair has great products, which is why I wanted to work for them in the first place. People here are available to answer questions if you have any, which helps a lot. From my experience so far, Corsair seems to really care about employees and the people they hire. Nice place to work at. Freeway access is great too.

    Cons

    The only Con that I can think of right now is people having no consideration when walking up and down the stairs, which creates a lot noise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great potential but mismanaged

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corsair

    Pros

    Company has great potential due to extremelly passionate and dedicated employees. It is trying to reinvent itself and grow into a more "established" company but at what cost...

    Cons

    The cost of the change is on the employees... Long working hours, frequent strategy/course changes, a distant upper management that struggles to relate with employees, all this leading to an inability to execute in a timely fashion on product launches - which makes it even harder on us, the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no such thing as perfection. Squeezing every last drop of energy out of the employees to try to reach this goal will only exhaust the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Corsair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close to my home only

    Cons

    Worst work/life balance, no support from management. Poor benefits - 10 PTO/year etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Successful in spite of itself.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corsair full-time

    Pros

    Top shelf talent. Passionate up-and-comers. Opportunities to advance for people with the ambition to go after them.

    Cons

    Total lack of accountability. Serious problems will be identified and fixed, but the root cause is never addressed. Managers and up largely only interested in covering their own mistakes. CEO doesn't lead, just meddles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn the CEO into a figurehead and let the COO handle the real work. Figure out a re-org and stick with it. Start seriously pushing for accountability from all management and figure out how you prioritize spending.

    Invest in the damn company instead of just cheaping out on everything internally.

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

    TERRIBLE COMPANY FOR WORK!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corsair full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office is close to my home

    Cons

    Terrible working atmosphere with no hard working appreciation. Cheap company with bad benefits. Try to avoid working for this company. It was a nightmare for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees!!!!

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

    The Small guy trying to play big.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, great co-workers, at certain level/departments (sales only) work-life balance. Good looking offices, great social events like Christmas party, summer picnic.

    Cons

    Salaries, upper management, information not being shared, no training at all, no people skills as a requirement to be a manager, no coaching, no career development, no manager/leader to admire/follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more thinking behind how your managers are trating/develop their people/teams.. Invest in your people and you will retain talent and knowledge giving you the competitive advantage that you are looking in your products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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