Exar - Not a bad place to work | Glassdoor
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"Not a bad place to work"

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Former Employee - Middle Manager in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Middle Manager in Fremont, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Financially secure company with a long history ( 40 years). A lot of employees have been with the company 10+ or 20+ years. A good work environment, friendly people, expectations are reasonable and coworkers are helpful. Compensation and benefits are both reasonable-- not outstanding, but fair. By Silicon Valley standards, a stable company where you know what you're going to get.

Cons

Exar struck me as overly resistant to change, which isn't a big surprise given how long it has been around. I also felt that Exar lacked an identity in a way that no other place I've worked has. What makes Exar Exar? I guess the fact that it's been around for 40 years-- every other place I've worked has something more tangible: advantages in customer service, engineering or pricing, etc. But for Exar I could never put my finger on it-- except to say that it's been around 40 years.

Advice to Management

Figure out what Exar does well and stick with it.

Other Employee Reviews for Exar

  1. "Exar is not bad"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In general, Exar has competent employees who are nice people. There are lots of people with 10 or more years at the company who manage to keep the company going.

    Cons

    Exar has a broad focus for such a relatively small company (about 500 employees). It is easy for the smaller projects to get lost among the handful of larger projects.


  2. "Good Leader - Good Benefits"

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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 Exar full-time

    Pros

    Top managements knows what they are doing. HR did a great job in developing the company's benefit package.

    Cons

    Low salary, especially for Silicon Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Review salary's for hourly employees and middle wage earners.

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