Cortina Systems
3.3 of 5 14 reviews
www.cortina-systems.com Sunnyvale, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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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

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

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)

I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time

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)

I have been working at Cortina Systems

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

I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time for more than 5 years

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

I worked at Cortina Systems

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cortina Systems

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)

I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time

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)

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

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)

I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time for more than 5 years

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 (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time for more than a year

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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