Cortina Systems Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Best startup to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cortina Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, Executive staff is down to earth, know you by first name basic. Nice family atmosphere.

    Cons

    I can't think any bad thing to say about this company.


  2. Staff test engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Cortina Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company , gives value to employee , flexible.

    Cons

    Need to work on their future projects with care


  3. Hopeless startup

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cortina Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    technical strength in analog high speed serial link design

    Cons

    -If the company is sold below ~300M, preferred stock holders get all the money, i.e. common stock holders get nothing. They won't warn you this when you joined. -cubicle has very low wall without privacy. Executives has luxury offices. -20% people generates 80% revenue

    Advice to Management

    stop taking bonus if company is not doing well


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  5. Good People!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work schdule, cross functional projects

    Cons

    Top Heavy, slow growth, no advancement opportunities


  6. PMTS

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PMTS in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - PMTS in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    will get challenging work flexible timings

    Cons

    very aggressive deadline unpredictable cut in manpower

    Advice to Management

    think through for product requirement


  7. Challenging playground, less bs.

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    Current Employee - Smts in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Smts in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cortina Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Cleaning up at the bottom doesn't fix issues at the top.


  8. Helpful (1)

    overall disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

    lack of vision and messy management if there is any

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work



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