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Silicon Laboratories Reviews in Austin, TX

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  1.  

    Very rewarding company to intern with

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    Current Employee - MCU Marketing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - MCU Marketing in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Silicon Laboratories as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great location in downtown Austin. I was given very rewarding work which had real impacts on the company as a whole, and was able to influence the specific projects I worked on. The team was great and extremely helpful. It was obvious they had my best intentions in mind the entire time.

    Cons

    Pay was slightly lower than other tech companies. The business changed a lot during a few pretty major acquisitions, but that's to be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership and management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Silicon Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant community of engineers. Outstanding products and committment to perfection. Downtown location is a fun environment.

    Cons

    The new CEO is arrogant and lacks the qualifications of a true and respected CEO. If the current trend continues, the company will continue to lose the talent aquired over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place that values employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Silicon Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Silicon Labs does a great job of retaining employees. The workload is challenging, but the rewards are there, both in the work, and in the compensation. The downtown location in Austin is most definitely a perk, and the company is a great part of the downtown vibe.

    Cons

    There have been periods of changes consequent to various business activities, and it almost seems as they are becoming part of the business itself. But these are rooted in maintaining a strong business, and a successful business.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I did a summer intern at Silabs in Austin

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Silicon Laboratories as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I gained very good experience with analog discrete circuit design. The mentors and managers were very helpful and nice.

    Cons

    If you work in Austin, the local weather there is not very pleasant. It can get really hot during summer times

  6.  

    This place was very nice.

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    Former Employee - Contract IC Layout Designer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Contract IC Layout Designer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Silicon Laboratories as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Easy going, technical company. Nice balance of workload. They are very smart individuals. They seem to care greatly about their impact on the world.

    Cons

    Don't really know how long you are going to get to stay as a contract worker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot, excellent team

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Silicon Laboratories as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and always there to help.
    Flexible work hours.
    Awesome office

    Cons

    -- -- None for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Silicon Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very talented engineering, marketing and sales staff. Very little politics, generally very cooperative environment that makes it easy to work accross organizational boundaries. Great offices and location beside Town Lake. Exempt staff get individual walled offices with doors, senior staff get window offiices.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs in the last couple of years have resulted in a lot of significant and valuable employees (VPs, directors, senior staff) getting terminated. A number of highly respected people who have made significant contributions have lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These terminations of key people could have a negative impact on loyalty and diminish motivation to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, lots of learning opportunity but getting promoted would be a little bit difficult.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Silicon Laboratories full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open communication; people with excellent technical skills.

    Cons

    A bit difficult to get promoted; design review could get extremely intense.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but not as good as it once was.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Silicon Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company really has a lot of great people with decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest CON has to be with the executive management, primarily with the new CEO, Tyson Tuttle. He seems to be in way over his head. He is basically a condescending, rude, micro-manager. The best proof of this can be seen in the fact that several of his direct reports have left in the last year. I had much more faith in the company before he took over. In general the employee base is not impressed and no one seems to know what the board was thinking in making the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to manage is this… quit destroying the average employee bonus with acquisitions that never seem to live up to the hype the targets sell you guys on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Application Engineer

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Silicon Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice building. Austin is a great place. People are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    It's growing. Lots of steps to get a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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