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SiRF Technology Chairman, Interim President, and Interim CEO Dado Banatao
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  1. Wheat and the Chaff

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  2. Acquisitions can harm companies when done poorly.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SiRF Technology

    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.


  3. Not good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SiRF Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    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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  5. "Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed." - Irene Peter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SiRF Technology

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

    Pros

    Used to be because SiRF was a market leader - now, not so sure anymore.

    Cons

    Downside? Poor stock performance, poor benefits, long working hours, uncoordinated teams

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized, make the right decisions, allow the right people to execute, recognize what is "right", overhaul of company culture


  6. Happy and wonderful time here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SiRF Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay, very good healthy atmosphere and good people. You can experiment and learn as much as you want

    Cons

    As any other product company this is also affected by acquisition

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  7. Great engineer company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SiRF Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was one of the best startup during that time, the work culture and team was good

    Cons

    Didn't anticipate the merger of Broadcom & Global locate to hit hard on the company's bottom line


  8. Good Work Culture, decent Salary

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at SiRF Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work if you want to remain in NCR region

    Cons

    GPS is too niched a technology to work in India, GPS experience woould fetch very little jobs

    Advice to Management

    Management in not dynamic wrt changing market dynamics


  9. have been working there for about two years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at SiRF Technology full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Small company, so there you need to handle a lot of things and grow very quickly.

    Cons

    Organization is kinda of disordered.

    Advice to Management

    ...


  10. Disappointing

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

    I worked at SiRF Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, technology, and customers. Dedicated to customer satisfaction. State of the art technology. Competitive salaries and benefits. Small company feel.

    Cons

    Limited access to capital and the ability to invest in next generation technology. Spread too thinly across markets. Unable to support customers adequately with business development resources.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your senior management staff to deliver creative solutions for the marketplace.


  11. If you want balance of life and work, sirf is the place to be.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SiRF Technology

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life. Company adopts newer technology to improve its products.

    Cons

    Management's decision is reached slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Be quick to make a decision.



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