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Updated April 12, 2018
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Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode
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  • no career growth within the department (in 3 reviews)

  • Also, not a very friendly work environment for women, which may be a consequence of the industry, BUT it doesn't have to be (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "great perks but highly political"

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    Former Employee - Product Development in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Development in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great perks
    step inside the snack room and anything you find is free
    yearly theme park trips, weekly happy hours and numerous music concerts
    good growth, thanks to Apple

    Cons

    very political management
    people get fired left and right
    Managers can fire people just because ppl disagree with them
    I have seen 2 VPs get fired within 3 years and many Cirrus veterans thrown out just because the new VP or manager didn't like them

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand there is a difference between holding people accountable and firing people to save face or to avoid conflicts. Management issues at the core cannot always be made up for with free beer and soda

  3. "Cirrus Logic"

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

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

    Pros

    There are Lots of Monetary rewards for performance. There are lots of good perks and good benefits as well. You get to do as much as you want to do.

    Cons

    Many mangers are very political. You have to be a strong personality to survive. No room for error or mistake, you will lose your job.


  4. "Best Semiconductor company I ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cirrus Logic full-time

    Pros

    Great profit sharing (bonus every 6 months)
    Excellent benefit package where employer picks up most cost and cost increases
    Leading edge technology
    Lots of talented and committed employees
    CEO is engineer at heart and is committed to take great workplace and retain technical team

    Cons

    Operates like too companies (Cirrus US vs former Wolfson) , conflicting management and lack of integration.
    Financial success and CEO fear of conflict results in lots of waste and politics

    Advice to Management

    Pretend you are not so profitable and are loosing number one customer and streamline company for long term success


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Department in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a place to work with great social settings and access to downtown then this is the place to work. The CEO - Jason is down to earth and talks and mingles with everyone.

    The facilities are outstanding and staff very helpful. A fun place to work and opportunity to meet and make good friends.

    Guitar lessons, SXSW, Monthly rock concerts and other events are some highlights.

    Cons

    Needs better inter-department communications. HR does not seem interested in retaining talent for the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Great talents are hard to come by. Please make amends in retaining the talent you got , instead of letting them go.

    Cirrus Logic Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Corporate Communications Publisher

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review. The reviewer does note some of the many activities and programs the company offers, all designed to foster camaraderie and productivity. They also of... More


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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!


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great and positive Work Environment

    Cons

    Can be extremely fast paced


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