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Exar is not bad

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

I have been working at Exar

Pros

In general, Exar has competent employees who are nice people. There are lots of people with 10 or more years at the company who manage to keep the company going.

Cons

Exar has a broad focus for such a relatively small company (about 500 employees). It is easy for the smaller projects to get lost among the handful of larger projects.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    just so so

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exar full-time

    Pros

    relaxed, not very busy, balanced, elastic work time,

    Cons

    no new product, short IT resource, need better internal management flow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, adequate benefits,campus was exceptional for small company; management challenged.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People were strongest attraction to company. Many, like me, were there for over 10 years. Under staffed marketing departments yielded great opportunities for hands on experiences, yet highlighted the continuing over investment in engineering resources.

    Cons

    While achieving 40 years as a company in the valley is rare, it also highlights Exar's stagnation. Very successful core businesses like interface and communications perpetuated a rudderless ship. Over investment in non-growing businesses or acquisitions and under investment in core competencies kept Exar artificially small as compared to peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management (2012) is focused solely on preparing for acquisition. Massive layoffs help stock and profitability, but longer term the Company does not have a strong product or technology road
    map. Current management is only focused on short-term and their enrichment,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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