Entropic Communications

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Entropic Communications Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mostly no complaints...

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, I was generally treated very well. The job was challenging and rewarding technically; plenty of problems to solve and good camaraderie amongst fellow engineers.

    Cons

    Besides the usual distractions of things like performance reviews (What are my goals for the next year? Making stuff work and shipping it to customers, doggone it! What are *your* goals?), it seems that the management team is weak and indecisive, always operating in crisis mode despite yearly Strategic Long Range Planning junkets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything starts at the top. The culture and ethics are an extension of the CEO and his executive staff. Blame and histrionics are not the way to motivate people to improve or take ownership of problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Cutting edge engineering projects, significant automony and responsibility, but future uncertain at this time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The projects are interesting and varied and the people around me are great to work with. I have learned alot and really enjoy my co-workers.

    Cons

    Not sure where the company is heading right now; hopefully concerns about job stability will pass. Because projects are staffed leanly, team members are given significant responsibility and opportunities early on, but this also means that it sometimes feels like a sweatshop with deadlines that are difficult to meet.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    STB business is doing bad. They may close STB business going ahead. Either shift to MoCA group or leave the company.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Entropic Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work. Lot of work to learn.

    Cons

    Top management could not handle the STB business we'll. Result is they are In a verge of closing the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be handled STB business we'll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Director, Business Development & account Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation and benefits for this position.

    Cons

    Limited growth, especially for women

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    MoCA is a good product used in American homes

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire CEO Henry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Working at Entropic

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    Former Employee - Senior Layout Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Layout Designer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Entropic Communications as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had no working relationship with upper management so I really have no comments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Entropic Communications full-time

    Pros

    Generally 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.

    Cons

    Hiring 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An Excellent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    under long term competitive pressure from big competitors like Broadcom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on longer term products. value engineers more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work on leading edge technology but not very rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that all functional areas play a critical role in the success of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fairly good overall, some concerns about the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally 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

    Cons

    Fair 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

    Approves of CEO

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