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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great future ahead in IoT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QuickLogic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Focused on cutting edge IoT market technology

    Cons

    Depressed stock value with positive outlook

    Advice to Management

    Double down on IoT


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Working really hard on IoT markets using some exciting technologies"

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    Current Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QuickLogic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working on cutting edge engineering activities.
    Getting decent traction on wearable products.

    Cons

    Same as all small tech companies

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing to advance technology

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Poor management decisions with long term detrimental effects"

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

    I worked at QuickLogic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company atmosphere. Health Benefits are satisfactory. There is some good talent at mid level. The 401K plan is decent (no matching)

    Cons

    Arbitrary and poorly thought through decisions have resulted in poor growth for the company and dwindling stock price. Engineering has shown time and again its inability to execute, and most of the capable engineers have left for better companies. While market has evolved and competition has increased, the leadership has stayed complacent. Recent layoffs have hit the employee morale, and HR has no clue on, how to engage with employees constructively. A lot of dead weight and highly compensated employees (including those are hardly at work) have been untouched while talented and highly productive employees who built the company have been let go due to individual HR perception. Company is on a steady downhill since 2015 with dwindling sales and revenues. The management including the leaders are unsure about the future direction for the company.

    Advice to Management

    HR leaders needed to be seen as trusted advisers, having credibility with the rest of the organization. The no trust relationship model of current HR will push away anyone who isn’t willing to check their self-esteem at the door in exchange for a paycheck. Subjective policies and over emphasis on engineering and sales at the expense of rest of the employees will only help accelerate the failure. Many have concerns if right people are leading the company at the moment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "IC Design engineer"

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    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the work is exactly what one studied for in school, great place to learn into the field. will be part of many aspects of design work

    Cons

    probably need to earn the privilege to have own project and that depends on time and availability of projects, not a bad thing


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Small company with big ambition."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QuickLogic full-time

    Pros

    Small company with start-up enthusiasm. The company has a close family feel, and you get to know everyone in the company. Co-workers are approachable across departments, and there isn't too much red tape to get things done.

    Cons

    Little to no training or structured knowledge transfer. The products are not what one would consider cutting edge. There is dissension within the ranks that the management may not be aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to career goals of employees, and how to facilitate growth.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Growth - Professional, personal and financial!"

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

    I have been working at QuickLogic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    QL has a great, genuine caring culture. The extended leadership team are smart and business savvy. They involve people in decision making but are not bureaucratic.
    Company is very focused on growth - both company's and employees

    Cons

    Gotta update the furniture! The building is a little tired, but I hear there are plan in the works for an update

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture going strong - keep sharing with employees, including rewards!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not ready for prime time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Quicklogic generally has a friendly culture, decent pay and good benefits. Most positions have a good life balance.

    Cons

    The senior management is clueless, starting from the top down. Some very smart people, but you really need exceptional vision or exceptional technology to make it in semis and QL has neither. They are living off past products and a few limited market new ones. The Board has been a bit more assertive in recent years, but doesn't ever seem to ask the hard questions. It can be an OK place to work for a while but the company is not now on a stable path and turnover/layoffs happen fairly frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Resign

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work here if you can't find any other job and just need a transitional place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Pay is decent, though not that great.

    Cons

    The company is going down, it's just a matter of time. Morale is low, lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Look at their strengths and find ways to use them. Come up with a strategy/vision that is realistic and worth pursuing. Wake up to the facts!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Chugging along..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly great management, not adverse to taking risks, open communication, a formerly great culture that can again be that way

    Cons

    Politics have taken over, some people/departments are not working in the best interest of the company (rather for themselves), older building and not too many perks compared to others

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politicking


  10. "Unethical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QuickLogic full-time

    Pros

    Great place for a paycheck Between Jobs. No one is held responsible for their department.

    Cons

    Each department has it's own strategy. Leadership has a kick the can down the road mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Sell what you can.


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