SiRF Technology

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3.1 11 reviews

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SiRF Technology Chairman, Interim President, and Interim CEO Dado Banatao

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wheat and the Chaff

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThis 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.

    ConsClearly 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 Senior ManagementLighten up, pay folks better and invest in the future.

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

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    Not good.

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat technology and engineers with lot of facilities.

    ConsNot well managed. Should concentrate on the strength.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more realistic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    "Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed." - Irene Peter

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy and wonderful time here

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

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

    ConsAs any other product company this is also affected by acquisition

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great engineer company to work

    Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

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

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

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    Good Work Culture, decent Salary

    Lead Engineer (Former Employee) Noida (India)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement in not dynamic wrt changing market dynamics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    have been working there for about two years

    Hardware Engineer (Former Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    ConsOrganization is kinda of disordered.

    Advice to Senior Management...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing

    Marketing (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLimited 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 Senior ManagementTrust your senior management staff to deliver creative solutions for the marketplace.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsManagement's decision is reached slowly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe quick to make a decision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CSR much better than SiRF in taking care of its talent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCutting Edge Technology in GPS and location space,
    SiRF has a Aggressive agile start up environment which enables quick learning

    ConsFollowing are areas of improvement - Ad hocism, Nepotism, Turf battles, redundancy in various product lines, sudden changes in strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have seen the gaps being covered after the merger with Cambridge Silicon Radio. CSR brings in a much needed maturity and fair play in the system.

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