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Wheat and the Chaff

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at SiRF Technology full-time (More than a year)

Pros

This company has the best WiFi technology in the world. They have recent design wins and now begin shipping with the biggest carrier in North America by beating the big guys. There is a core group of engineers who are astonishing, positive and it's a privilege to be part of that.

Cons

Clearly the highest performing WiFi for HD Video throughout homes. But the product originally pushed was very costly and the SW was not ready. A long struggle that's not over to take great technology and turn it into good products. Management has pressed hard to only hire and retain the best engineers who have the right skill set, character and dedication. Most of the sour grapes folks and C players have been let go as you can see from the reviews of former employees. Management is sometimes frugal to the point of pain and loss of productivity.

Advice to Management

Lighten up, pay folks better and invest in the future.

Other Employee Reviews for SiRF Technology

  1. Acquisitions can harm companies when done poorly.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    At the time, SiRF was a small, casual, and fun company doing leading work in GPS receiver design.

    Cons

    Successive poor acquisitions by CSR after merging with SiRF degraded the working environment and morale. Pending acquisition by Qualcomm will continue to roil product road map and interfere with execution.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management cares only about "Let's Make a Deal" and not about let's make great products. Focus on the products and the top line growth instead of the art of the deal and the shell game.


  2. Not good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and engineers with lot of facilities.

    Cons

    Not well managed. Should concentrate on the strength.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic.


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