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Cirrus Logic President, CEO, and Director Jason P. Rhode
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Pros
  • "Cirrus has a relaxed work environment and does a great job of hiring hard-working people who help each other succeed(in 16 reviews)

  • "Happy hours, rock concerts organized regularly(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "If you don’t work in Austin then your site can feel like its poor cousin(in 9 reviews)

  • "Need diversification and not focus only on one customer(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Cirrus really cares about its staff, but there are structural problems

      23 Oct 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Salary and benefits are excellent. Everything you need to do your job is provided and lots of training is available. Business class for intercontinental travel is standard. Staff are well motivated and excited about what Cirrus makes. CEO worked his way up from an individual contributor role and is very down-to-earth. Office environment is good (but open plan). Management structure is broad and flat, and there are lots of opportunities for advancement.

      Cons

      If you don’t work in Austin then your site can feel like its poor cousin. There is a ‘not made in Austin’ culture that pervades Cirrus and innovating at other sites can be difficult. There is some concern over Cirrus’s long-term strategy.

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      Cirrus Logic Response

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      We appreciate the time you gave to provide well-intended feedback. It's always great to hear when employees appreciate the corporate culture and their work environment and are excited about the work that they do. There's always room for improvement -- we are listening! Thank you again!

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Cirrus Logic is the place to be! I'm glad I'm back!

      21 Aug 2013 - Events Supervisor in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Friendly environment, great work/life balance, offers employees opportunities to advance skills and education, always trying to continuously improve by surveying employees on a regular basis, provides fun activities for employees and their family/friends. I worked at Cirrus Logic in 2001-2004 when it was under different leadership. Luckily, I was offered the opportunity to come back in 2007 under the leadership of Jason Rhode. (I'm one of many "boomerangs" that know the grass is NOT greener on the other side). The difference in culture is night and day. Our current leadership cares about employee happiness and always strives to exceed customer (employee) expectations. Management at Cirrus Logic is always asking for feedback, good or bad. They take the advice from employees to heart and always try to address the problem. If employees don't feel satisfied working at Cirrus, they should try taking advantage of our executive's open door policy. They are always ready to listen. I know from experience and it always seems to help.

      Cons

      It would be great to have all Austin employees in the same building but not logistically possible at this time. I know leadership is working on it.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Comment on the Company response

      14 Jan 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Happy hour with beer/downtown location

      Cons

      "Has the company had a layoff of any kind due to underperforming business in several years? Emphatically no." Is that true? As a former employee in Cirrus, I witnessed frequently re-org in a relatively short period of time(<2yrs). The most impressive one happened in Nov 2012, when Cirrus Logic shut down its Tucson office( Apex Department) and laid off most of the employees there. No one got any form of notice in advance. The office building was evacuated in 3 hrs. Based on the information I have, most of them had to leave Tucson to land a new job, including a fresh Validation Engineer who just graduated from college and started his career in Cirrus 1 week ago. Some were told that they may have chance to interview for opportunities in Austin site and relocate if they got the offer, however, only a few(<5) lucky people got the chance. I don't know how you guys define "layoff of any kind due to underperforming business", or you can state that that large scale layoff was just a proactive re-org rather than a "layoff of any kind due to underperforming business". But don't forget there are job seekers who care about the stability of their further career, and they just want to know how the company treat the employees. Nobody can imagine such kind of misleading statement can be made by a responsible company that really cares about its employees/future employees.

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      Cirrus Logic Response

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      The Apex business this former employee references did not result in a layoff. Apex' core business in high-power products (eg. hybrids) was different from the "core" mixed-signal IC business of Cirrus Logic, so the decision was made in 2012 to sell that product line to private investors. That company is currently Apex Microtechnology, based in Tucson. It was not an underperforming product line during its time at Cirrus Logic. Most employees transferred to Apex Microtechnology as a result of the sale, while several engineers in Tucson accepted offers to remain at Cirrus Logic in Austin. Cirrus Logic stands by its statement. We cannot discuss personnel information in a public forum, but if you would like to discuss this matter further or have questions about the sale of the Apex product line in 2012 please email bill.schnell@cirrus.com. We believe information should be presented factually accurate.

    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A culture and management that only encourages obedient workers

      17 Jul 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Laid back culture. You don't really get held responsible for failing to deliver results especially when the project & customer you work for is other than the one biggest customer. You'll be fine as long as you remain as an obedient worker. Just don't be too vocal against middle-high management. Nice to work with people in Austin. Cool and friendly people. Work/Life balance is great.

      Cons

      Absolutely do not work for its field offices. Not a place for career growth. All the field offices have been down graded in terms of size after a couple of layoffs. All field offices are meant to carry the minimum functions for local operations. And you don't get to work with top talents at all in the field office because of the strategies and philosophy they recruit people in Asia (for the minimum functions and responsibilities). All engineering, marketing and operations are kept in the corp in Austin.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Fun company culture, downtown HQ, great management.

      16 Mar 2015 - CAD Engineer in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      My supervisor here was one of the best I've ever had - technically skilled, great at keeping meetings focused and on track, approachable, and firm. The management structure is very flat - there are only a couple of levels from entry-level groups to the CEO, which makes for a responsive organization and a small-company feel. Plenty of perks: tickets to ACL and local shows, happy hour every Friday, and relaxed work hours.

      Cons

      Not very well-recognized, even within Austin. Can be some awkwardness between people who really enjoy the "fun" culture and more serious-minded employees who just want to work and go home.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Should be so much more

      29 Apr 2014 -  in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Great people. Most have enough experience to be great sources of information Challenging work that results in real-world products Great perks (ie ACL and SXSW tickets. Nice annual company picnic) Re-imbursement for public transportation Decent benefits Downtown Austin location

      Cons

      Serious schedule pressures result in an over-worked staff. No time for vacation. Not paid for PTO that is accrued over maximum. Some managers are completely unprofessional and childish. Upper management plays favorites. If you weren't around during the lean-times, you're not worthy of promotion. We can't all be drinking buddies. Review process is unfair. If you are going to be so selective about hiring the best engineers, asserting 30% "needs improvement" is just plain silly and non-motivational. Minuscule raises

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Definitely you can find a better company!

      21 Jun 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I don't see any pros compared to other companies.

      Cons

      There is no future for you and your career. There is no well defined criteria that how they promote your level. You stuck at your level for infinite time till you leave. Salaries are not competitive. Other companies in Austin area pay more for the same job . Lots of stress and work. Job security is almost zero. Management is not professional and they lack the required technical skills.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great perks, engaged CEO, friendly co-workers

      27 Oct 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      * happy hour every Friday, regular music performances within company premises, tons of free food! * cannot think of a better place for a new college graduate in the VLSI space in Austin * light touch employee bringup model - new employees can learn a lot, and also expect to be given crucial responsibilities

      Cons

      * for senior engineers who choose to stay in the technical ladder, the growth model can seem rather fuzzy * for extremely passionate engineers, depending on the team, the work can get a bit repetitive after a while

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      Cirrus Logic Response

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      Thanks for taking the time to write this review!

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work and work-life balance

      22 Mar 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits like parties, happy hour, and fitness classes. Company is growing and building a campus downtown. Work is challenging and fun. Coworkers form a good team.

      Cons

      Consumer electronics ICs is a tough business: demanding customers, lots of competitors. Austin is expensive for Texas and presents a commuting challenge.

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      Cirrus Logic Response

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      Excellent review! As the worldwide leader in audio and voice ICs and software, its Cirrus Logic's employees that have met every challenge, continue to innovate and build a great company culture. Traffic in Austin is quite the challenge, and in addition to our South Austin park and ride shuttle and offering reimbursement for trains and buses and other forms of alternative transportation, we continue to look at new solutions to help make the commute easier.

    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Company will continue to perform well as long as they serve Apple

      1 Jul 2010 - Marketing in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Austin is a fantastic place to live in Texas, you can get used to the heat, allerfies though are a problem Very fun place to work, mostly engineering types there

      Cons

      Have only a single successful capability, mixed signal audio The design tools are dinosaur Still struggle moving to 180nm Dangerous there to take chances with new designs and architectures, only old school is approved

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