Exar

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Exar full-time (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

21 Other Employee Reviews for Exar (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Living in the past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Exar

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Decent salary. Commuting is good

    Cons

    Communication are poor. Vision also poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Little support for acquisition products and projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exar

    Pros

    Company has a reasonable benefits package, but not the best in the industry
    Ability to work on cutting-edge technology
    My colleagues are the best in their fields

    Cons

    Never really had the support of senior management for our product
    Saw several product lines closed down due to lack of senior management support
    Company match of 401K lacking
    NO raises in 2 years

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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