Cortina Systems

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3.3 14 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Amir Nayyerhabibi

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    PMTS (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Proswill get challenging work
    flexible timings

    Consvery aggressive deadline
    unpredictable cut in manpower

    Advice to Senior Managementthink through for product requirement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Starts off okay but then familiarity breeds contempt

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Learn new things
    - Pay is reasonable

    Cons- Upper Management is unprofessional and cowtows to the CEO
    - 20% of the company brings in 80% of the revenue (e.g. most of the company doesn't pull its weight)
    - Money Losing business units (PON and Digital Home) have wasted about $200M in investment, most of which was profit from Transport products
    - Most major decisions must go to CEO and his whims of the day

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company to Broadcom or someone else with skilled board of directors and upper management

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

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    Company is more than 10 years old and bad deal for investors, employee stock. High compensation for Senior Mgmt.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome great people, technology, and analog team in Canada.

    ConsVery poor marketing team, defines many projects which get canned and don't sell. Weak Board for sticking with non-performing management for too long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes it is good to take a blame at the top rather than passing down to bottom.

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

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    Challenging playground, less bs.

    Smts (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsExposure across the board, new technologies/toys to play with all the time, some of the best engineers in the industry to learn from and work with.

    ConsChances of burning out too often. Lack of coherent and consistent planning/mgmt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCleaning up at the bottom doesn't fix issues at the top.

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

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    overall disappointing

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosthere are many projects got cancelled so u may end up doing nothing and get paid

    Conslack of vision and messy management if there is any

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    MTS

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReasonably good work.. no idle period

    ConsSometimes it gets too hectic without any break between two projects. It is nice to have work all the time, but tough if the schedules are hectic right from the word go!

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt least when the projects are in their initial phases, let people breathe :-)

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    fun place to work, but business future is falling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossome dedicated / excellent analog design team
    hands-on and knowledgeable engineers (both hardware and software)

    Consweak marketing team that could not define product
    weird management decision that misleads the whole team

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

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    Good place to work but closed down india center

    Principal Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsAlways good work is there
    Salaries are competitive
    Flexibility in executing work
    Open environment

    ConsVery aggressive in layoffs, just shut down india center
    Be careful if you want to join, and look for hints that can lead to layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf employees are your strength and you consider them as family, at least give them a heads up before laying off

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

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    Working on cutting edge systems

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a global organisation. You get to work on different technologies. Some of the smartest people work here. You can work using the latest tools.

    ConsIt is a startup and needs to generate lot of revenues. In the current economic climate it is difficult but not impossible. Cortina is poised to get exponential growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate, Communicate, Communicate

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

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    PMTS

    PMTS (Current Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsI am working for Cotina System in China. Comparing other foreign companies, Cortina move a whole product such as PON system to China. It is important for a employee growth.

    ConsNo excited product in recent years and earn more money in market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo far, I think everything is OK in Cortina of China.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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