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Outstanding potential, unique culture

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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 8 years)

Pros

The company still has a small company feel sometimes so you can usually see the direct results of your efforts very quickly.

Lots of potential for growth for those who can show results quickly. Lots of good people in management who want the company to succeed and dedicate tons of their personal time to that effort.

Passionate people are rewarded well - I frequently see people who put in extra efforts and come up with ideas get promoted or get extra attention and responsibilities.

Old-fashioned, tightly run when it comes to spending. Even in the worst environments (and in a memory business that happens frequently) the company has maintained profitability through belt-tightening.

The culture is great - a can-do attitude is present in all the best employees and managers. From the CEO to our lowest hourly employee, those who are willing to get work done will go far.

Cons

As some have mentioned, work-life balance is a struggle. Because the company is run so tightly, frequently you have to wear multiple hats. For some people this is not the type of environment they enjoy, as it requires a willingness to help out in things that may not be "your job".

Salary could be more competitive, especially at the lower levels.

Bonus and profit sharing plan is somewhat stingy and was changed a few years ago to be so.

Our hit-rate on managers and executives brought in from other companies hasn't been stellar. Some real stars have shown up, but it seems more have fizzled out and brought in their giant egos, cashed their giant salaries, and then eventually been given giant exit packages. Too many executives who thought they were amazing but didn't show any real results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Refine compensation to be more competitive - especially bonus plan. Tie bonus/profit sharing plan directly to objectives for that individual employee rather than the group profit sharing.

Refine hiring process for executives - some have been pretty unimpressive, to say the least.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Mixed Feelings...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corsair

    Pros

    Corsair has extremely talented employees
    It is a well respected company within the industry
    Corsair has high quality and premium products

    Cons

    They pile extra work on you for no extra pay or promotion.

    Management positions are filled with candidates from another company. They do not promote within.

    Too many layers of management

    Poor morale

  2. Turnover at the contollers level.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting product and the conection with international operations.

    Cons

    Turnover at the controllers level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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