Entropic Communications
2.7 of 5 27 reviews
www.entropic.com San Diego, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Entropic Communications Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated Jun 30, 2014
Entropic Communications – San Diego – “Cubes”

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3.0 13 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Entropic Communications CEO Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

(9 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Senior Layout Designer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsI only contracted here for a few weeks, but really liked the company culture. People were friendly, willing to help. They brought in both lunch and dinner for us during the tape-out phase.

    ConsThere was a lot of pressure due to the fact that the tape-out date was close.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI had no working relationship with upper management so I really have no comments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFair compensation and benefits for this position.

    ConsLimited growth, especially for women

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsMoCA is a good product used in American homes

    ConsCEO in particular and his management team following his lead are jerks and employees are demotivated by him.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire CEO Henry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good compensation, good for the talented, but not good for those who seek personal growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGenerally good company benefits and compensation. Good if you like to work with hard and energetic workers; generally easy to get along with others. Company is willing to invest in tools that make sense for individuals and teams. Marketing/business is transparent with overall company strategy/direction.

    ConsHiring is focus on specialized engineering talent rather than those who are technical leaders. This tends to be bad for team camaraderie. Teams/groups tend to work as vertical silos rather than together; sometimes there is an effort to coerce cross team function rather than natural cohesion. Perhaps this is due to the lack of clear business objectives to engineering tasks. This is not due to faulty communication rather than a lack of leadership/management that can effectively translate objectives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An Excellent company to work for

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood working culture, friendly environment, cooperative staff. flexible hours.

    Consunder long term competitive pressure from big competitors like Broadcom.

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus more on longer term products. value engineers more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work on leading edge technology but not very rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsYou work on leading edge technology and the work is very challenging. The products also have an impact on millions of people so it gives you a sense of accomplishment.

    ConsLots of politics, not very rewarding unless you are working in the hardware group. Yes, it is a chip company, but other groups including SW also play a critical role in the success of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge that all functional areas play a critical role in the success of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fairly good overall, some concerns about the future

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGenerally interesting work available
    Good learning opportunities exist
    Good engineering talent present
    Vast majority of the engineering staff is easy to work with
    Good upside potential if the business changes work out

    ConsFair amount of uncertainty in the business outlook due to the transition in product mix
    Like most tech jobs, aggressive schedule targets can create high pressure situations
    Not a particularly nurturing environment
    There is a noticeable loss of momentum and hope in the past year
    San Diego engineering workspace can be cramped and noisy in most work areas
    Recent layoffs have significantly impacted morale
    Employment turnover, while fairly low in the past, is starting to increase
    Middle management tends to remain very busy with technical work resulting in very uneven management practices

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    Used to be good

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood work-life balance and reasonably challenging work

    ConsLow morale too many VPs as a small/medium size company

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you're promoting the right person in your most important technical team, we need a strong team leader not a dictator!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work environment going downhill fast

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFree soda if you call that a pro to working someplace.
    I have worked at Entropic in San Diego for years It used to have many pros, but lately it's hard to find very many. With the purchase of the Trident SOC business, the work environment is on a rapid downhill trajectory to make Entropic like any other crappy semiconductor company. Any competent engineer could find a much better place to work.

    ConsFired about 5% of the people on November 28, 2012 even though the company is financially strong and has openings that the CEO euphemistically called "...resource reallocations throughout the Company". It seems like the goal is to put fear into the remaining employees that they could be fired at anytime if they don't play the political game correctly. The end result will be everybody looking out for themselves and making sure somebody looks worse than them when the next firing comes. The management seems to be rapidly changing to the old school fear based model of management. Meanness seems to be the latest fad in the Entropic executive suite.
    Other cons:
    Office space is cramped and noisy making it hard to get work done.
    Complete lack of transparency and honesty in management and decision making.
    SOC business purchased from Trident is in much worse shape that management is telling investors with serious quality problems in the product line.
    You won't find any enlightened management practices here.
    Don't expect to get training in a new position if your position is no longer needed. Expect to get fired instead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest with employees. Take their input more seriously and conduct a meaningful survey of employees attitudes about working at Entropic.
    Read some books on building an enlightened and civilized place to to work.
    Provide quiet offices for employees so they can be productive and get their work done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsPeople are nice ,a lot of opportunities

    ConsVery good,I love it, People are nice!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat place, people are really nice Great!Great!Great!Great!Great!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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