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Corsair Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Upper management has its good and not so good people (just like any other company) (in 4 reviews)

  • The new facility is pretty nice and has lots of lunch options nearby (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • We've been losing good employees through questionable reorganizations or because they've simply grown frustrated with upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • Working at corsair I wore many hats but was never acknowledged for all my hard work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great organization to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management team, friendly co-workers, ease in inter-department collaboration

    Cons

    None that comes to my mind


  2. "High on politics and hours, low on pay and rewards"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corsair full-time

    Pros

    Especially on the engineering and product side, there are some very talented people who are great to work with. We worked on great products that I am proud of.

    Cons

    Hours are long, pay is below scale
    The CEO is aloof, distant and always keen to turn things to his advantage. Terrible leadership.
    The COO is highly demanding and can be difficult to work with in areas where she lacks expertise.
    Politics in the office are intense. So intense that years later the constant squabbles still bother me. Backstabbing and passive aggressive behavior run rampant. Parade of people in the CEO’s office tattle tailing and complaining. New directors are hired with no input from the teams.
    The CEO has clear favorites and allows them to get away with just about anything.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that loyalty is a 2 way street.

  3. "Great people but No work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corsair full-time

    Pros

    Really great people work there.

    Cons

    Expectation is to work every waking hour and not have any other life outside work.

    Advice to Management

    set expectations up front so people know what they are getting themselves into.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Bad management, High TurnOver, Cann't keep talented and young fresh blood"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Corsair full-time

    Pros

    Nice office with good facility . offers bonus.

    Cons

    High turnover. Most talented people left. Too much politics. The people who stay are either people with no qualifications that they cannot find a job elsewhere (e.g. no degrees, no skills, no professionalism, unable to learn new things), or people who are upper management's favorite (people who are good at talking nice words to their bosses). If you are really an intelligent and smart people, this is not the place, because most likely your boss is somebody who knows nothing, but really good at flattering upper management and dumping work to the team. Your had work will not get appreciated. People who get promoted do not show the qualifications or skills in the field. They get promoted simply because their boss like them.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize and replace the talent pools for some first level, middle level and upper management people.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A mixed bag if you are a top player"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people within the ranks at Corsair, and the CEO / COO have grand aspirations. It still feels like a small company, and therefore everyone has an opportunity to make a difference if they are hard charging and want to take on more responsibility.

    The new facility is pretty nice and has lots of lunch options nearby.

    Cons

    Overall there are some good employees at Corsair, but the rank and file are a somewhat odd group who either couldn't make it at the major firms in the Valley or never could. Worse still, the upper management keeps a lid on the grade of employee by "promoting from within" and not paying scale after promotion. These reduced salaries that they claim are "scale" to the rest of the Valley are accomplished by comparing salaries to only the Taiwanese chip manufacturers like MSI or Gigabyte, not Apple, HP or Google, etc.

    So be prepared for heavy resistance to your salary ask if you are an A or B player. They will NOT increase your current salary in order to bring over superstars from the competition. If your current salary is commensurate with current rates, they may require that you furnish them with an offer letter from your PREVIOUS employer to prove your compensation level.

    Advice to Management

    The middle management layer is still a mess. Have the courage to hire directors/sr. directors that are competent enough that you can trust them to own their divisions without having to be micromanaged.


  6. "agent de passage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    rencontre avec beaucoup de personnes de divers horizons.
    Billets GP

    Cons

    Peu d'évolution.
    Peu de perspectives de carrières
    Risque de sous traitance


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Be prepared to be reduced to tears!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Corsair full-time

    Pros

    There really are no pro's to working here. Its a job and thats it

    Cons

    everything is an absolute mess like nobody knows who has responsibility over which areas of the buisness. No training from anyone when you are expected to take ownership of someone elses work load even when you are already too busy. People go on holiday and expect you to do their work with no handover - this seems normal for this company. definitely wouldnt recommend that anyone start working here.

    Advice to Management

    make sure you have like enough staff to manage the work that needs to be done.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Pass the sniff test?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a gamer/enthusiast you will find lots of people who share your interest.

    Cons

    Poor management. Encouraging fake reviews here doesn't help, either.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance, I see a lot of people getting promoted

    Cons

    long hours are sometimes required


  10. Helpful (12)

    "No oversight"

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    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Corsair (More than a year)

    Pros

    No way this company has pros

    Cons

    The finance team which is supposed to be accurate has no oversight.

    Since there was lack of oversight the entire department suffered.

    Some people liked to just have a job and stay there.

    But the people with sense left already.

    The pay was really bad and management dumps more work on you without giving a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the entire finance team and start over


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