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Cirrus Logic Reviews

Updated November 15, 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)

  • Really great work environment, lots of perks, lots of intern events, happy hours on Fridays (in 12 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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Best place to work in Austin."

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

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work and life style are one at Cirrus.

    Cons

    There are no bad sides working at Cirrus

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Good projects driven by strong customer demand and requirements. Good work culture. Good benefits and perks. Happy hours, rock concerts organized regularly. Guitar and fitness classes at work.

    Cons

    Commuting to downtown may be a hassle. Getting promoted up the hierarchy can take much longer than other companies. Tight deadlines and project schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Plan for resource crunches well ahead of time. Expand chip portfolio. Higher more software folks. Promote manager from within.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good but with flaws"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Weekly happy hours
    -Opportunity to grow
    -Travel options
    -CEO is great

    Cons

    -Questionable practices
    -Management favoritism
    -Unable to see the forest for the trees

    Advice to Management

    Look at the bigger picture before making decisions. Invest more in employee growth, and resort less on punishment.

    When building a good team it is important to understand where the issues really are. Investigate issues rather than believing one side blindly. Build trust with your employees.

    For upper management, investigate lower managements practices and ensure they are upholding ethical behavior. Statistics do not build culture, alchohol does not build values. Teach , train, and care.

    Good companies hire employees, great ones foster a new family.


  5. "Great perks, engaged CEO, friendly co-workers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Logic full-time

    Pros

    * happy hour every Friday, regular music performances within company premises, tons of free food!
    * cannot think of a better place for a new college graduate in the VLSI space in Austin
    * light touch employee bringup model - new employees can learn a lot, and also expect to be given crucial responsibilities

    Cons

    * for senior engineers who choose to stay in the technical ladder, the growth model can seem rather fuzzy
    * for extremely passionate engineers, depending on the team, the work can get a bit repetitive after a while

    Advice to Management

    Senior technical people need to see a distinct career path, irrespective of their years of experience - since technology is what primarily fuels the company's growth. Stay laser focused on cutting off bureaucracy wherever possible!

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not Very Friendly to Minorities and Women"

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    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks and Happy-Hour Fridays.
    Espresso machines in break rooms.
    Free ice cream in summer.
    Monthly birthday celebrations.

    Cons

    I find it very fitting that Cirrus replied to one of the reviewers on this board with a reference to the American Civil War and Mrs. Lincoln (whatever that's supposed to mean). The truth is that women and minorities are leaving Cirrus faster than they are tearing down Confederacy-era statues. They like to claim that they score high on workplace surveys, but reality is that they fell to number 38 on the latest survey. Even a funeral home business scored higher than Cirrus! Their CEO replies to serious employee feedback with crude advice like "grow a pair" and only acquires companies based in Europe.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your bubble and reflect on the critical feedback you've been getting. It's not all part of some conspiracy plan. Hire and promote more women and minorities in the USA: there's a lot of local talent. No need to go all the way to Europe.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, such as: happy hours, free snacks & beverages, company events, healthcare and an awesome 401k matching program. Nice downtown location, easy commute if you live close to the area, but disastrous commute if you're far north or south. Easy to make friends with (most) coworkers.

    Cons

    No growth, and a lot of favoritism. Feels like any ideas, suggestions, or criticism that employees have are rebuffed or not seriously considered. So much hiring, but a lot of downtime. Feast or famine type of environment. Also, not a very friendly work environment for women, which may be a consequence of the industry, BUT it doesn't have to be.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to continue being "a great place to work" is to start seriously paying attention to the murmurs and complaints that float around the office. It seems that management only wants to hear the good things and flagrantly ignores the negative things. Eventually, a lot of employees may realize that free snacks and booze don't create a good work life balance or a great place to work. And seriously, please consider hiring more women and taking a good hard look within the departments and notice that there may be management material among the painfully small number of women who already do work there.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thanks for the review. We also agree that there’s lots to like about working here at Cirrus Logic, including the perks mentioned above. Not to mention our health and welfare benefits package, onsite... More

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great and positive Work Environment

    Cons

    Can be extremely fast paced


  9. Helpful (5)

    "It's Time For New Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HW Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - HW Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HQ is in Austin, TX. One of the best high tech cities in the world to live in. Very nice events and social activities.

    Cons

    The CEO is totally disengaged from day to day activities. He claims he values feedback as a conduit for self improvement, but he recently shut down the anonymous suggestion site because he doesn't want to bother himself with anything serious, constructive, or beyond free snack recommendations. His responses to serious feedback are crude, chauvinist, and completely authoritarian. In one example, his reply to critical feedback by an employee was to "grow a pair". I'm not kidding, this was the CEO response in a comoany-wide email! Did it even cross his mind that the reviewer could have been a female? Or us it perhaps that these anonymous leadership assessment surveys aren't so anonymous? Wink wink HR.

    Advice to Management

    The company remains totally dependent on Apple for about 80% of its revenue and the failed acquisitions of the past few years have barely made a difference. The board needs to move aggressively and search for new leadership before Apple pulls an Imagination Technologies on Cirrus.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Oct 18, 2017 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    What’s the old saying?: “Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?”

    While this reviewer is of course entitled to their opinion, as everyone is, we believe there are some misstatements. The... More


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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