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Silicon Labs Overview

Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Company - Public (SLAB)
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Silicon Labs is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Powering everything from electric vehicles and smart meters to connected light bulbs and thermostats, our award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet ... Read more

Mission: Silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world.

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  • Congrats to our very own Tyson Tuttle for being awarded the 2017 Best CEO in the large business category by Austin Business Journal!

    ABJ Best CEOs of 2017: Brett Hurt, Brent Fields, Tyson Tuttle, Michael Landa & Kim Hanks - Austin Business Journal

    Five CEOs with decades of combined experience at the helm of fast-growth companies were recognized by their peers Wednesday night at the Austin Business Journal's 2017 Best CEOs Awards ceremony at the downtown W Hotel. This year's awards honored CEOs across diverse sectors, from retail to technology and the nonprofit sector.

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Silicon Labs – Why Work For Us?


Our 1,200 employees around the world contribute to a culture that appreciates innovation, recognizes excellence, and is driven by relentless curiosity and a passion for exceeding expectations. Our commitment to people and innovation is reflected in our reputation within the industry, having won GSA’s “Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company” award three out of the last four years.

We are Innovative

When we say “we hire, foster and empower great talent,” we mean it. Our team consists of the smartest, most innovative people in the world. The proof is in the patents! In 2015, we had 100 newly issued patents and we expect even more in 2016. Employees have opportunities to develop their skills and teach others with employee-led trainings offered throughout the year. We showcase our employees’ accomplishments at a yearly Tech Symposium and global events such as Embedded World and CES. We also offer tuition reimbursement for those wanting to enhance their skills through education.

We are Active

We like to get physical! Our offices have on-site gyms and we offer wellness classes including boot camp, kettle bell and yoga and we even host recurring paddle-boarding events on Lady Bird Lake. With employee-led soccer, squash, tennis, running, ping pong and cycling clubs, there’s something for everyone! 

We are Philanthropic

Every year, Silicon Labs donates 1% of profits to charities in communities where we operate. We make it easy for employees to give back to the communities in which they live. Our corporate match and volunteer programs allow employees to contribute to their favorite charities.  

We are Social

Being the leader in energy-friendly solutions for a smarter, more connected world starts with connecting our employees. We hold quarterly worldwide meetings to connect with our employees across the globe. We also enjoy spending time together outside of the office at holiday parties and team happy hours (complete with karaoke). We even have a company band led by our very own CFO!  Whether it’s competing in our annual Big Wheels Race, playing a little ping pong, or discussing the latest book club reading, we are a true example of how you really can have fun at work. 



 

 



Our Vision and Values

These core values underpin our company vision statement: to be the leader in silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Our values guide how we work as a team toward that vision; they inform the way we conduct ourselves within our industry and with our customers and stakeholders. Silicon Labs’ continued success is driven by our commitment to these values and by our ability to demonstrate excellence in every facet of our business. Our integrity is tested in every interaction we have and in every transaction we make. It is essential we always conduct our business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards in the industry.

We hire, foster and empower great talent.

We look for technical skill, creativity and the potential to do great things. We value big-picture thinkers and cross-functional doers. We create an environment of trust and encourage open, two-way communication.

We create customer value and commercial success through innovation and simplicity.

We focus on innovation and simplicity. We eliminate the unnecessary and perfect the essential to help our customers achieve success.

We meet our commitments and hold ourselves accountable.

We lead by example and expect accountability. We communicate frequently, effectively and concisely.
We practice asterisks-free engineering. Our products work as advertised, from brochure to data sheet.

We do the right thing.

We conduct business with integrity. We encourage responsible risk-taking. We balance short-term impact with long-term gains. We build the right solutions for the right markets, worldwide. We do what is right for the customer. 



 Philanthropy and Community Service

Silicon Labs is committed to sharing our success with the community. We see community service as another opportunity to build a smarter, more connected world. Silicon Labs provides financial and volunteer support to non-profits that promote STEM education and improve quality of life in communities where we operate. Every year, Silicon Labs donates more than 1% of its profits to charitable organizations.

In addition to corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations, we provide numerous opportunities for employees to get involved with their favorite nonprofit organizations. Employees are given 24 hours of work time to volunteer at the charity of their choice. We also offer a corporate match program for U.S. employees.



Perks & Benefits

At all of our offices around the world, our employees’ well-being is always top of mind. We understand that innovation doesn’t start with companies, it starts with people. From comprehensive benefits packages to fun social gatherings, we do our best to share our success with employees. Here are some examples of the perks and benefits you can expect to enjoy at Silicon Labs (availability varies by location).

Benefits

  • Health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability
  • 401(K) matching contribution
  • Employee profit sharing
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Legal assistance program
  • Vacation days, sick leave and floating holidays in addition to company holidays
  • Equity awards
  • Medical Concierge service
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Transportation Benefits

Perks

  • Headquartered in prime downtown Austin, TX location with free parking
  • Private and open concept offices
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Onsite gyms and workout facilities
  • Ongoing health and wellness activities
  • Free concert and event tickets
  • 20 hours of time off to volunteer
  • Employee donation corporate match
  • Team happy hours and offsites
  • Holiday parties, company picnics and family days
  • Employee discounts at nearby businesses
  • Food trucks onsite at Austin campus daily during lunch
  • Fruit and healthy snacks available all day

University Relations: 
Empowered by challenges, driven by solutions, led by talent.

Silicon Labs is committed to achieving excellence through innovation and collaboration by hiring, fostering, and empowering premium talent from top universities. We seek out the brightest individuals and provide them the foundation to develop unique solutions to the industry’s greatest challenges. 

New College Graduate Positions

Join the community of new college graduates at Silicon Labs. Ramp up your career with quick integration into a team and take advantage of mentoring opportunities, applicable technical trainings, information sessions on life after college, and great company perks.

Student Internships

Our University Relations program includes numerous year-round and summer internship positions in the fields of software, design, and operational engineering; technical marketing and sales; and corporate marketing, finance, and human resources.

Explore Silicon Labs current openings on our careers page.


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    Pros

    Silicon Labs has the best technology, best people, great benefits, competitive pay, merit based rewards, tangible business success, strong product pipeline, rigorous R&D investment, and is growing. It is a great combination!

    Cons

    Commuting into downtown is highly variable, but Silicon Labs offers flexibility in work hours and many methods for working remotely.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the hard work of prioritizing investment into the areas you identify have the most potential both short and long-term.

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Silicon Labs Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Silicon Labs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Met Silicon Labs representatives at a career fair at my university. Had a technical chat with an applications engineer and after talking for about 10-15 minutes, he said that I should expect a call within a couple of months. The representative was very professional and friendly. Roughly 3 months later, I got an email from them asking me to schedule for a telephonic interview. A couple of weeks later I had an hour long interview with an engineering hiring manager. He started with behavioral questions and then continued to ask questions about projects on my resume. Then, he tested me a bit on RF basics. The questions were fairly straightforward. Overall, the interviewer was very professional and seemed to be more interested in the methodology of how I got the answers than the answers themselves (which I consider a sign of a good company culture).

    Interview Questions

    • In-depth questions about projects related to the job description (E.g: Since my projects were mainly in antenna design, I was asked, how do I start designing antennas and which starting parameters do I take into account before starting my design)   1 Answer
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Silicon Labs Awards & Accolades

  • Best CEO, Austin Business Journal, 2017
  • Ethics in Business and Community Award, RecognizeGood, 2017
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Austin Business Journal, 2017
  • Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award, Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), 2016
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