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  • Bad management, should have been more focused on technology (in 3 reviews)

  • From The CEO down to senior management, they are awful to work for (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Once an excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Entropic Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, friendly working environment. excellent tools

    Cons

    incompetent top management, who wasted most of the company's last several years on wrong products and failed to properly manage acquired companies (Trident & Mobius). The company started downhill roll when the CEO and CFO put up that "Reserved Parking" signs for themselves

    Advice to Management

    get down to the field and really find out what the market needs. and put down your ego.


  2. "Company performance"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very good engineering work from talent engineers

    Cons

    mismanagement from the Entropic senior executives


  3. "Hardware Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Entropic Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people working for Entropic Communications are hard working and try to make a difference. They are dedicated to their goals of creating or building a good company

    Cons

    Management does not have a clue. From The CEO down to senior management, they are awful to work for. They have no clue how to deal with a non start up company and only care about their own golden parachutes.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees well and they will do almost anything required to succeed. Treat them with little to no respect and they will treat you the same.


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  5. "Lab tech and IT review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Escondido, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Entropic Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is friendly. They only use the best tools they can afford, and the employees are very very smart!

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in the company, but it is also a small startup.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and replace that old server ;)


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Entropic Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office space in the heart of silicon valley. Pioneered moca. Nice work culture. Took over from Trident. But didnt go as expected.

    Cons

    Low visibility on targets. Confused team members. Partly unlucky to have had unfavorable sales outlook but sales improved later.

    Advice to Management

    Management should concentrate on outlook and improve visibility. Hold annual meetings and quarterly meetings.


  7. "Small Fish..."

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

    I worked at Entropic Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment with some perks. Smart and professional co-workers.

    Cons

    This company is a small fish. I was laid off after working there for only 10 months. It has subsequently left a bad taste in my mouth regarding all tech/semi-conductor companies in San Diego.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire people if the company is doing poorly and about to be sold.


  8. "Engineering staff is pleasant to work with. Management is secretive, incompetent, foolish."

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits seem good.
    Most people are friendly and good to work with.
    Technology is moderately cutting edge.

    Cons

    CEO makes terrible decisions with regard to strategy, acquisitions, partnerships.
    Blew lead in MoCA chipset market.
    Being purchased by MaxLinear, maximum uncertainty has ensued.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and get a job in either the food service or clerical industries.


  9. "Sales Operations"

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    Former Contractor - N/A in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - N/A in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Entropic Communications as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People worked well together to reach the main goals. Great, friendly and helpful employees.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs of individual workers that had the knowledge of the products, never the Executives. Too many Executives. They never seemed to higher the Contractors/Temps so as not to have to include them as a head count. However, they would keep them on long term (no benefits). Disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Executives need to be seen more and interact with the employees rather than sit in their offices. They need to hang onto the people that are the high achievers. Temps/Contractors that are high achievers and hard workers that help meet the company goals need to be hired on as full time employees with benefits.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Entropic Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people and cutting edge technology. People treat each other with respect. You can learn a lot of stuff. Fast paced schedules. Most people are highly motivated. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Bad decisions from upper management and marketting/sales hurt this company. It used to be great!


  11. "Great company if you don't mind working on a losing team"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great middle management. Great work life balance. Coworkers are awesome.

    Cons

    Old CEO was a moron. New one seems a lot better. Hopefully he can right the ship. Recent layoffs and decimation of an entire product line were needed to return to profitability. Hopefully entropic can reemerge from the ashes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep ted around, we can rally around him. Stop the bleeding. You are losing too much talent and the holes are starting to show.



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