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Silicon Labs Reviews

Updated March 29, 2018
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Pros
  • Extremely intelligent, humble people work here, great work/life balance, you will learn and grow in your career here (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people and culture, overall a great place to work (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no cons for this company (in 6 reviews)

  • don't know how is the career development here (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "First Year at Silicon Labs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - HR and management truly practice the culture and values that they preach
    - Management is always trying ways to improve and take employee feedback seriously and find ways to implement it
    - Lots of transparency over the state of the company
    - GREAT compensation package, benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!

    Silicon Labs Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Culture and Development Specialist

    Thank you for the review! We're so glad you’ve enjoyed your first year at Silicon Labs. We pride ourselves on our strong company culture and are proud of the recent recognition we've received because... More


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    + Great team
    + Amazing bosses
    + Challenging projects

    Cons

    No cons as far as I know

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Silicon Labs Response

    Mar 29, 2018 – Culture and Development Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoy working at Silicon Labs. We agree - our people are amazing and our projects are exciting! Glassdoor reviews are anonymous, but please... More

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great products
    Great culture
    Wouldn't want to work anywhere else

    Cons

    Traffic in Austin can be a bit trying, but such is life

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Silicon Labs Response

    Mar 29, 2018 – Culture and Development Specialist

    Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoy working here. Ah yes, the ongoing traffic in Austin is not fun. We're trying to help combat it with some of our internal... More


  4. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I have no cons here

    Silicon Labs Response

    Mar 29, 2018 – Culture and Development Specialist

    Thank you for your review! We're glad you're enjoying working here! Glassdoor reviews are anonymous, but if you have any other feedback, feel free to reach out to me directly. - Jackie Padgett... More


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, wonderful coworkers, excellent working environment

    Cons

    overall a good company, but limited professional experience

    Silicon Labs Response

    Feb 28, 2018 – Culture and Development Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoy working here! We hope you’ve been able to take advantage of our professional development programs including our 50+ annual internal... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, but..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great strategy, great work, great location, great perks. Everyone gets an office with a door, often with a window, although it sounds like this is eventually going to go away, with only very senior managers getting offices on the interior of the building, so more of the rank and file can enjoy the windows from a nice new open plan office environment (you might consider this a pro or a con),

    Cons

    Ability to execute often doesn't match the vision, which can result in overworked and stressed out employees, and frustrated customers. This is rarely the fault of the engineers working on the execution, it is usually is down to things like understaffing, under-scoping, lack of, or changing, priorities, etc.
    It can be tough to get promoted, director and above can be really difficult, there are many people who would be likely be directors at other companies (but bear in mind some companies will give employees titles in lieu of pay).
    While management puts a lot of focus on employee happiness, with regular surveys and continually tweaking things to try to improve survey results, all this effort is being undermined by one completely unnecessary practice. Periodically, seemingly randomly, really good people get fired. Every few months a few valued colleagues suddenly disappear, "not for performance reasons," but because of some minor change in direction or priorities, often on the whim of some new incoming manager. These are typically senior people, VPs, directors, senior managers. If there wasn't a performance issue why couldn't these people be redeployed into other roles? Those left behind are wondering who is next? Does this instill employee loyalty, trust and confidence in management?

    Advice to Management

    If there isn't a performance issue, please don't fire people, this practice isn't good for employee morale. (If it wasn't for this one negative point this would be a five star review!)

    Silicon Labs Response

    Feb 22, 2018 – Culture and Development Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to write a thoughtful review. We appreciate your feedback and point of view. Throughout our 21-year history, Silicon Labs has continuously evolved with the needs of our... More


  7. "Silicon labs is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great company Ceo and senior management

    Cons

    Too much competition in the work environment

  8. "Great Place Overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Silabs works hard to keep employees happy: lots of extracurricular activities, lunch and learns, etc. Beautiful offices, lots of high-energy people, a strong sense of community.

    Cons

    Depending on your role/department, opportunities for growth may be limited. I left to hone skills I could not gain there.


  9. "Product Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This job is not monotonous and appreciates disruptive technology

    Cons

    There are no cons for this company


  10. "Great Company with a Bright Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silicon Labs full-time

    Pros

    True engineering culture with focus on innovation and excellence.

    Cons

    Traffic in Austin is getting bad

    Silicon Labs Response

    Dec 11, 2017 – Culture and Development Specialist

    Thank you for your review of Silicon Labs. Ever since our company was founded by three engineers 21 years ago, our culture has been rooted in engineering innovation and excellence and we’re very... More


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