QLogic Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
89 Reviews

3.2
89 Reviews
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QLogic CEO Prasad Rampalli
Prasad Rampalli
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is very lax (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people - high level of expertise and generally work well together (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Executive management seemed to be very remote (in 4 reviews)

  • Reduction of Employee Benefits even though the company continues to stuff cash into its coffers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employees. Horrible management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QLogic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are decent. Everyone in the same boat trying to survive and not be a victim of the next layoff. Some really smart, nice, hard working people. Has lots of potential.

    Cons

    Most of the smart, nice, hard working people have been stressed to the max by management. Work load extremely high. 60-80 hours a week pretty common. NO home life working in engineering groups. People are completely stressed. Shouting matches are common. Yelling, swearing at each other from offices and in the office area are common. Everyone too stressed out because of long work hours and poor planning driven by management. I've personally been told several times after saying there is too much work to handle "I don't care! Just get it done" This is common from management. They really don't care and just care about the deadlines. No empathy or appreciation of employees doing the work. Just work, work, work or get laid off next round seems to be the theme. Very short staffed for amount of worked needed to be done. Knowledgeable employees who get things done end up getting more work dumped on them from people who can't do the job. Workload can be very uneven in groups. Another example of the workaholic attitude of management. The team you are acquiring gets done with the old job at 10 -11 am and they are to report to the new job 20 miles away at 2 pm the same day. How do those people feel leaving their old company and friends and they need to report to work that same day a couple hours later. Can't have them not working for a couple hours. That's the M.O. here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the employees. Don't treat them like robots you can work 24/7. Make an effort to reduce work hours or let people work from home once in a while so they can actually see family members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at QLogic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow. It's been pretty easy for me to find pieces of work that need to be done that are interesting projects. I also like how managers are individual contributors as well so it makes it less likely that they become out of touch with the challenges that engineers face daily.

    Cons

    One problem with always promoting the management staff form the engineer ranks is that the skill set required to be a good manager is sometimes hard to find in an engineer. Also, those that are promoted to a management role don't seem to get any training in the new position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up some type of training for the new managers so that they can become more effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    QLogic Response

    Mar 31, 2014‎Sr. Manager, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you have found opportunities to grow and learn at QLogic!

    In response to your comment regarding management training, QLogic offers a full day
    ... More

  3.  

    qlogic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at QLogic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    friendly environment, friendly people, great locations

    Cons

    uncertain future, career path and company's future path of growth is not clear

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QLogic

    Pros

    Nice work env. Good work. Reasonable pay

    Cons

    Company is not growing. Stock same last 10 years

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    No good memories, no bad memories.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time

    Pros

    Development of leading edge technologies.

    Cons

    Executive management is clueless since HK stopped running the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whatever you are doing now, stop and do something different, before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good technical experience but the upper management doesn't care about employees as much.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer

    I have been working at QLogic full-time

    Pros

    learn new things, work on multiple things and your input gets valued depending on the team you are.

    Cons

    office culture is boring, no activities for the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management shoud interest in the lives of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience with competent coworkers

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

    I worked at QLogic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere in multiple locations around the globe
    Competitive salary and benefits.
    Engineering focus that should lead to on time delivery of new product offerings.

    Cons

    Executive management turnover from CEO to CFO to SVPs has been disruptive over the past few years, leading to changes in direction for many organizations and global regions.
    Stock buy back program not really understood by many employees.
    Highly profitable company, but unwilling to reinstate some employee benefits to previous levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of your employees' strengths and allow them to succeed, which in turn adds to the overall success of Q.

  9.  

    Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at QLogic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    QLogic is good company to work. Nice people. Work and life outside work are balanced.

    Cons

    Slow decision making. It helps company bottomline though.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QLogic full-time

    Pros

    Busy, learning, small group. Great learning curve

    Cons

    too much of politics in a small group

  11.  

    Horrible place to work. Worst management team ever.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QLogic full-time

    Pros

    The line workers are nice enough. Kind of like everyone being in the same life boat. Everyone is just trying to figure out how to survive and get off the boat.

    Cons

    The 20 word minimum on glassdoor is not enough space to adequately describe how bad it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ha! You guys are so clueless. You would never take anyone else's advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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