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Cirrus Logic Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode
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Pros
  • Great people and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Happy Hours, decent pay, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance can be brutal at times dependent upon client needs (in 4 reviews)

  • no career growth within the department (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great work and work-life balance"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits like parties, happy hour, and fitness classes. Company is growing and building a campus downtown. Work is challenging and fun. Coworkers form a good team.

    Cons

    Consumer electronics ICs is a tough business: demanding customers, lots of competitors. Austin is expensive for Texas and presents a commuting challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep winning and looking for growth. Grow catalog customers if it makes sense.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    May 23, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Excellent review! As the worldwide leader in audio and voice ICs and software, its Cirrus Logic's employees that have met every challenge, continue to innovate and build a great company culture... More


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great people.

    Cons

    Little advancement and hire from outside

  3. "Product Planner"

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    Former Employee - MSA/DSP/COBRANET- SENIOR PRODUCTION PLANNER in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - MSA/DSP/COBRANET- SENIOR PRODUCTION PLANNER in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great working environment, great pay , benefits and perk

    Cons

    no career growth within the department


  4. "IC design engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. good culture.

    Cons

    Poor products. too related to Apple.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Inconsistent and poor management."

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a nice office building in downtown, and the employees get pampered with many perks, including Happy Hour drinks, and tickets to musical events like SXSW.

    Cons

    The management is terribly inconsistent, fosters favoritism and there is plenty of politics. Good work is not acknowledged. Instead, in many groups, like the Design Verification group, some people in management with big egos target engineers towards their personal agendas. I was not even given a fair performance evaluation.
    The management can be very sneaky and dishonest. A few years earlier, I was made an offer in their Tucson, AZ office. When I asked about sustainability of that business in Tucson, I was given a rosy picture. About 3 weeks after I was made that offer, they shut down the Tucson office. I'm glad I had not taken their offer!
    They have limited product offerings, in only a single market, with only one major customer.

    Advice to Management

    I would urge you to look at certain groups like the Design Verification group, in which some people get promoted to be managers only because they are technically good. It takes a lot more to be a good manager than technical competence.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    We welcome comments from our current employees as well as former employees such as yourself. We do think that the many perks such as the ones you mention are pretty cool and unique, and we’re always... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very employee friendly environment, well managed with clear goal for each group.

    Cons

    Heavy traffic to go to work in downtown Austin.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    May 23, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    We've put a lot of emphasis in recent years toward our family-oriented programs, and it's great to know that our employees value that family-friendly atmosphere.

    While we can't do much about the... More


  7. "Truly A Great Company to Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, the company really cares about its employees. This is not a myth. The CEO is so much fun to be around. He mingles with us, and is not above cracking jokes about himself.

    Cons

    Not too much bad things to say about this company. Everyone genuinely happy here. Resources are plenty. I cannot be happier with the team I am working with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the great work!

    Cirrus Logic Response

    May 23, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thanks for the feedback!

  8. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time

    Pros

    The people make this company great. Lots of camaraderie and fellowship.

    Cons

    The management team tends to overlook professionalism and steer more politically.


  9. Helpful (10)

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

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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


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great benefits, and good company values

    Cons

    Austin traffic, inconsistent work schedules


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