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QLogic San Jose Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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QLogic Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Jean Hu
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Pros
  • Some work/life balance (OK to work from home when needed) (in 15 reviews)

  • QLogic provided a great work environment where I was very fairly compensated and respected (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • No proper direction from upper management (in 11 reviews)

  • Executive management seemed to be very remote (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QLogic full-time

    Pros

    Stable product, good technology.
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Didn't innovate fast enough to keep up with market change


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Turmoil and constant churn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QLogic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Profits keep coming in from FC where it is dominant. Hard working engineers form the foundation of the company.

    Cons

    Management layer constantly changing making it hard to figure out company direction and future.
    Periodic layoffs keep employees demotivated.

    Advice to Management

    Can't give advice to management because it will change the next day.


  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment,
    flexible hours
    good work life balance
    friendly management

    Cons

    company is not stable, so employees are a little skeptical about their positions


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "management can be overbearing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenging work, flexible schedule and weather in CA. Smart co-workers and managers.

    Cons

    life is good until customer reports an issue, and then hell breaks loose. Some managers are better than others in handling pressure. Salary low compared to hours spent at work.

    Advice to Management

    chill.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "average company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, casual dress code, state of the art technology

    Cons

    below average and rude managers, no job growth, average salary, can be very stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    treat employees with respect


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging work and good pay, but no vision"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QLogic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Enjoyed the work, which was challenging
    2. Good people and team members
    3. Good compensation (salary, bonus and RSUs)
    4. Good central location

    Cons

    1. Poor vision on expanding the business beyond the core fiber channel storage products
    2. Poor opportunities for advancement, especially in the satellite offices
    3. Poor HR policies


  8. "qlogic"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, friendly people, great locations

    Cons

    uncertain future, career path and company's future path of growth is not clear


  9. "where is the new growth?"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good teams, smart engineers, good work environment, owns the fibre channel market, good product and meets schedules

    Cons

    people are way busy in too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    need to have some growth area of the company.


  10. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well respected engineering talent and class-leading technology portfolio.
    Operates in a duopoly
    Financially stable
    Not a huge company, but has a lot of resources
    Conservative management style, fairly predictable

    Cons

    Because is so conservative, tends to miss or delay opportunities to enter or commit to new markets.
    For sales people, is not a place you can get much upside. Quotas are adjusted hourly. (kidding...but they do adjust them during the year, which is dirty pool)
    Entrenched management and board leaves little room for internal advancement "thru the ranks"
    Will be ruthless in cutting entire divisions or culling lots of employees in re-organizations, often spurred only by the arrival of a new executive who changed a bunch of stuff, then doesn't stick around anyway - disrupting the lives of dozens of employees for no reason.

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyal employees
    Don't let new executives "put their fingerprints" on the organization unless they have a commitment (including penalty) to be there long term. Why should they get to fire dozens of loyal hardworking people just so they can bring in all their hangers-on from past jobs, then bail when things don't magically get better (like they had over-promised)?


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Company is too opaque and entrenched in bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours are available.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic and convoluted management structure. No feedback on company direction or priorities.

    Advice to Management

    none



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