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Not a bad place to work

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Former Employee - Middle Manager  in  Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Middle Manager in Fremont, CA

I worked at Exar

Pros

Financially secure company with a long history ( 40 years). A lot of employees have been with the company 10+ or 20+ years. A good work environment, friendly people, expectations are reasonable and coworkers are helpful. Compensation and benefits are both reasonable-- not outstanding, but fair. By Silicon Valley standards, a stable company where you know what you're going to get.

Cons

Exar struck me as overly resistant to change, which isn't a big surprise given how long it has been around. I also felt that Exar lacked an identity in a way that no other place I've worked has. What makes Exar Exar? I guess the fact that it's been around for 40 years-- every other place I've worked has something more tangible: advantages in customer service, engineering or pricing, etc. But for Exar I could never put my finger on it-- except to say that it's been around 40 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out what Exar does well and stick with it.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Exar

  1.  

    Exar is not bad

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    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
  2.  

    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
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