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SiRF Technology Chairman, Interim President, and Interim CEO Dado Banatao
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  1. "Not good."

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and engineers with lot of facilities.

    Cons

    Not well managed. Should concentrate on the strength.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic.


  2. ""Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed." - Irene Peter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be because SiRF was a market leader - now, not so sure anymore.

    Cons

    Downside? Poor stock performance, poor benefits, long working hours, uncoordinated teams

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized, make the right decisions, allow the right people to execute, recognize what is "right", overhaul of company culture


  3. "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work Challenge and great people

    Cons

    Nothing except for commute and overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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  5. "A disappeared company"

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

    Pros

    Good technology in GPS side. Good for both automotive and cellular phone

    Cons

    the only technology is GPS. So the future is limited.


  6. "Acquisitions can harm companies when done poorly."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    At the time, SiRF was a small, casual, and fun company doing leading work in GPS receiver design.

    Cons

    Successive poor acquisitions by CSR after merging with SiRF degraded the working environment and morale. Pending acquisition by Qualcomm will continue to roil product road map and interfere with execution.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management cares only about "Let's Make a Deal" and not about let's make great products. Focus on the products and the top line growth instead of the art of the deal and the shell game.


  7. "Wheat and the Chaff"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company has the best WiFi technology in the world. They have recent design wins and now begin shipping with the biggest carrier in North America by beating the big guys. There is a core group of engineers who are astonishing, positive and it's a privilege to be part of that.

    Cons

    Clearly the highest performing WiFi for HD Video throughout homes. But the product originally pushed was very costly and the SW was not ready.

    A long struggle that's not over to take great technology and turn it into good products.

    Management has pressed hard to only hire and retain the best engineers who have the right skill set, character and dedication. Most of the sour grapes folks and C players have been let go as you can see from the reviews of former employees.

    Management is sometimes frugal to the point of pain and loss of productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up, pay folks better and invest in the future.


  8. "good to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)

    Pros

    good team work and people to work

    Cons

    not very good product..competitive product

    Advice to Management

    as company does not exsit now its sold to some other comapny


  9. "Happy and wonderful time here"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay, very good healthy atmosphere and good people. You can experiment and learn as much as you want

    Cons

    As any other product company this is also affected by acquisition

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  10. "Great engineer company to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    It was one of the best startup during that time, the work culture and team was good

    Cons

    Didn't anticipate the merger of Broadcom & Global locate to hit hard on the company's bottom line


  11. "Good Work Culture, decent Salary"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you want to remain in NCR region

    Cons

    GPS is too niched a technology to work in India, GPS experience woould fetch very little jobs

    Advice to Management

    Management in not dynamic wrt changing market dynamics


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