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Cirrus Logic Austin Reviews

Updated February 1, 2017
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Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode
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  • The work-life balance can be brutal at times dependent upon client needs (in 4 reviews)

  • Need diversification and not focus only on one customer (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "AR Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Logic as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They treats their employee really well as a company.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management should pay close attention to their contractor worker. Offers them a full time if they are working harder compares to a long time full time employee


  2. Helpful (3)

    "All They Worry About Are These Great Places to Work Surveys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and Challenging Projects to Work on

    Cons

    This used to be a great place to work at until, under pressure from the investment community to diversify away from Apple, executives decided to purchase Wolfson Electronics for $500 million. Unfortunately, Wolfson was not profitable and had a large costly European workforce. Nonetheless, Cirrus went ahead with the purchase, thus doubling their headcount size while keeping their revenue about the same and barely making a dent in their Apple dependency.
    Consequently, HR has been relying on attrition and layoffs to keep cost under control.
    Also, it's important to note that the CEO is consumed by these America's best workplace surveys. He provides free beer and free ice cream to employees to boost morale and get high scores on these rankings. Not sure exactly why, unless his compensation is tied to it, which is a pretty sad state of affairs.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics of what made Cirrus a great place once upon a time.
    Stop worrying about these workplace surveys. What has it gotten you?
    Admit to your mistakes, fix them, and move on.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    We’re disappointed in this review, in which the reviewer provides opinions that are genuinely outside the mainstream of the company’s employee population. Yes, we do like to listen to our employees ... More


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Mixed experience in Mixed Audio"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall Cirrus Logic is a good company with great facilities, perks, and benefits.

    Cons

    I think the individual experience can vary quite significantly based on the division you are working in, and unfortunately working in the MSA Division is a trip back to the 60's in terms of gender equality. I've never felt the 'good ole boys' club as strongly as I did at this company, nor have I ever witnessed so many blatant cases of harassment or discrimination. If the managers are required to take harassment training, it is falling on deaf ears, and there is no true accountability.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thank you for your feedback, and we’re sorry to hear your experience at Cirrus Logic did not work out. As a recognized company for being a Great Place to Work, Cirrus Logic takes pride in its ... More


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "More is not always better"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, good benefits, mostly relaxed management, great pay. Nice building with really good equipment in lab and parking is usually easy to get in time of day.

    Cons

    Marketing team will make product definitions that have features that are not what the customers needs or wants.
    Middle managers need more training on how to lead and not just act like petty dictators of their own little fiefdom

    Advice to Management

    Do not start projects that contain too many features. If it is a multi-purpose chip, always have a way to turn off and isolate features that may not be needed by every customer.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in Austin, and it deserves this rank. Free on-site happy hours every week, no dress code, on-site gym, wellness programs, incredible health benefits, live music monthly, fun/cool co-workers

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be brutal at times dependent upon client needs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating employees like family - excellent work so far


  7. "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Device Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Device Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of cool stuff going on

    Cons

    Volatile and stressful at times


  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth, flexibility, training, oppotunities, benifits

    Cons

    Workload, lack of communication, pressure.


  9. "System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has Very good culture. There is a team trying to make employee happy. Total compensation package is decent if you can deliver.

    Cons

    Not too much chance to have decent training. You will have to learn by yourselves or from your coworkers. Technical review is not very serious.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good momentum. However, please always remember Cirrus is a high tech company.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Dec 4, 2015 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback!


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Mixed Signal Intern"

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    Former Employee - Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer (Analog) in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer (Analog) in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free tix, beer, happy hours etc, to attract interns to join full time should they be offered.

    Cons

    The worst work-life balance, constant stress from layoffs (3 last year), unresponsive managers, and concentration on just one customer. Tier 2 managers are somewhat lazy, and are only around to make sure they can let people know their fate literally hangs in the balance. Forget Engg, even the HR got laid off here.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the people you have, hire less, diversify more, use existing technology, and lessen scope for political layoffs and firings. Also, make the HR get better at continuing relations with past interns. No one cares much for the happy hours, beer and tix, if there's an axe waiting to fall on your head.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Cirrus Logic - a great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time

    Pros

    The company has excellent leadership, with a clear focus on engaging with customers and consistently keeps on delivering on its promises to its customers. The company cares greatly about its customers and its employees which makes Cirrus Logic a great place to work!

    Cons

    The company needs to focus on diversifying its portfolio and enter new/emerging markets.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Dec 4, 2015 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thank you for giving us your feedback -- we are listening!



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