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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 (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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 Management

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,

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  1. Living in the past

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Exar

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Decent salary. Commuting is good

    Cons

    Communication are poor. Vision also poor.


  2. Little support for acquisition products and projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exar

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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