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Corsair Overview

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Fremont, CA
51 to 200 employees
1994
Company - Private
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Astro Gaming, Razer, Turtle Beach
More than 20 years of PC performance innovation

Founded in 1994, Corsair has grown from pioneering the high-performance DRAM market to one of the world’s leading providers of enthusiast-grade PC components and peripherals. Our groundbreaking ... Read more

Mission: Come work with the Corsair Team and you will find yourself in a fast-paced tech environment that inspires you to stretch to the best of your abilities.

You will work amongst people who are smart, hard-working, energetic, enthusiastic, passionate, committed ... Read more

Corsair Reviews

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Andy Paul
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  • "A mixed bag if you are a top player"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people within the ranks at Corsair, and the CEO / COO have grand aspirations. It still feels like a small company, and therefore everyone has an opportunity to make a difference if they are hard charging and want to take on more responsibility.

    The new facility is pretty nice and has lots of lunch options nearby.

    Cons

    Overall there are some good employees at Corsair, but the rank and file are a somewhat odd group who either couldn't make it at the major firms in the Valley or never could. Worse still, the upper management keeps a lid on the grade of employee by "promoting from within" and not paying scale after promotion. These reduced salaries that they claim are "scale" to the rest of the Valley are accomplished by comparing salaries to only the Taiwanese chip manufacturers like MSI or Gigabyte, not Apple, HP or Google, etc.

    So be prepared for heavy resistance to your salary ask if you are an A or B player. They will NOT increase your current salary in order to bring over superstars from the competition. If your current salary is commensurate with current rates, they may require that you furnish them with an offer letter from your PREVIOUS employer to prove your compensation level.

    Advice to Management

    The middle management layer is still a mess. Have the courage to hire directors/sr. directors that are competent enough that you can trust them to own their divisions without having to be micromanaged.

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Corsair Interviews

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    Channel Marketing Associate - Memory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Corsair (Fremont, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Two calls - one phone screen from the recruiter and another one from the hiring manager. The one from the hiring manager only took 15 mins and it looks like she's okay to move me forward on the process according to my Excel skills. There was an onsite interview after those two calls. I was only given a schedule for two interviewers from the group, but it ended up being three interviewers. I assume the hiring manager was too busy at that time, and wanted someone else to attend to me. The on-site interviews went smoothly, and all three interviewers seemed to like me. The hiring manager also did tell me that they do need someone for the position soon. One even proactively sent me an email to see if I have any more questions. I thought it was a home-run.

    So after 1 or 2 weeks, I emailed the recruiter to check on the status. She told me that there are still candidates to be interviewed. After 4 weeks of no update, I called the recruiter and she responded that they still have candidates to be interviewed. Considering that they "need" someone soon, their hiring process is quite slow. It's been 4 months now, and I still see the job posting on their website. And on LinkedIn, it's showing that they no longer accepting application. It seems like their recruiter isn't passionate about helping candidates or the company to get people hired. Also, their recruiter work for other companies as well.

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Corsair Awards & Accolades

  • Editor's Choice Award, TweakTown, 2013

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