Cirrus Logic is one of the best companies I have worked for, and is consistently ranked high in the GPTW survey 3 years in a row. Work hard during the week and enjoy a beer at the end of Friday with your colleagues. Executive management does a good job of keeping up employee morale, share profits etc. The CEO and his team have done a great job in steering this company in the right direction and it is definitely poised for many years of consistent growth in the Audio market.
IT Professional (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – July 19, 2016
Great place to work with an excellent work life balance. Great use of technology with a wide variety of talent and skill sets across the board. Very well designed and highly tuned open source (Linux) environment.
Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – April 18, 2013
Company needs focus HR pushes employees to rate company and managers well on performance surveys and discuss any issues only in private No job security Lacks new ideas Poor overall management Poor management of HR Focus is too much on Employee perks (free coffee, ice cream, beer) and not enough on product development and working as a team to develop strategic initiatives. Management does throw employees under the bus instead of working on their own management skills
wearing jeans everyday
management is out of touch with employees, no job security, hr management more interested in scheduling happy hours than career planning, hr grossly neglects training for managers
Engineering/Validation Technician (Current Employee) – Mixed Signal Audio - Validation – April 1, 2015
Unfortunately, sometime within the 3 years I've worked here, the company culture has become factionalized. Overall Cirrus is a great place to work. It's just the department I work in, is rife with certain people that like to constantly talk about people behind their backs, and always pointing out the faults of others while pounding their own chest as if they're the only ones in the company that has a clue. I've only received 1 yearly pay increase of the three years I've been with Cirrus. The prior year for me not getting an increase was because they fired my manager shortly before my yearly review was due. And this year I was passed up on getting a pay increase, because my new manager's lone decision was based on his opinion that we weren't on the same level and didn't see eye to eye. Even though all my key review area's had a 5 of 5 rating. Even my peer reviews were stellar.
Great company overall, excellent perks, and located downtown Austin on 6th street.
You may be one of the unlucky people, to get placed in a certain department that's detrimental to your career.
Sr. Product Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – April 24, 2015
I left CRUS in 2008, and the company has evolved into mostly an Apple supplier which I believe is about 80% of their business now. While I worked there, the company was not managed well and had frequent layoffs which I had been warned about. I enjoyed working there while it lasted because the working environment was challenging but relaxed. On one Thursday every month, the company would have a party with life music and beer. The pay was average and the benefits slightly below average. CRUS gave above average amounts of stock options that always stayed under water, however.
relaxed work environment, decent pay
stock options instead of RSUs, company not diversified
At Cirrus, the management truly gives you the feeling that they care about their employees. Like any other semi-conductor company we too have tight schedules and deadlines to meet but even during this time the company atmosphere allows you to wind down for an hour during the weekly happy hour. The happy hour is a great way for you to socialize and find out what your other co-workers (ones you do not interact with daily) are up to, bounce ideas off of each other etc. Cirrus is growing at a fast rate and has close to a 1000 employees now, but it still has a small company feel where activity doesn't get bogged down by a lot of corporate formalities. And like a small company others aware of your accomplishments.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 16, 2015
I loved working at Cirrus Logic! We worked hard and played hard. My co-workers were absolutely amazing, hardworking people. The hardest part of my job was when the company closed its Tucson facility and most of us got laid off.
employee (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – July 30, 2013
not a great place to work..expected you to change hours days and shifts on no given notice, expected you to work 16 hour days with no notice..then when theres no work expects you to take vacation. 90 percent of their bussiness is dumped into one customer.. and this customer, has stated it will buy the place where cirrus has it chips made by the end of 2014, and start making thier own chips. thus unless this company can diversify itself within the next year and gain new customers. which do not account for 80-90 percent of its sales, I say the end is near...
to much of its bussiness is invested into one company which will start making thier own chips.
Great people but layoffs used to balance the books and make Wall Street happy
Product/Test Engineering Group (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – July 17, 2013
I really liked my co-workers, including my managers. My job was great - they gave me new challenges, new responsibilities, good training. Morale was not so great because we always seemed to be having layoffs all the time. Everyone would comment that every time Wall Street got worried then we would have layoffs.
I am a happy camper. I have learned so much while working here at Cirrus Logic. Experience that I will always carry with me. The work environment is unlike any other that I've experienced. It will definitely be hard to top.
Concerts, BEER, flexible schedule, relaxed dress code, ACL/SXSW passes, F1 passes, best in class treatment of employees
fast paced environment, learned many job functions, benefits were better than most places.
Material Expeditor/Inventory Control (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 31, 2012
Latest position there was Material Expeditor. I would print out work orders in SAP, gather appropriate documentation, (layouts, custom flow sheets, etc.) pull appropriate materials, issue and release to specific areas of the floor. There were 3 areas that needed to be kept running daily, these included Thickfilm, Reflow, and Die Attach. Once a job was completed, I would verify counts, receive material in and either store or move to the next location. I also performed weekly audits to ensure counts were spot on in all areas of materials. I also worked as a Planner, which included attended daily meetings to determine priorities.I created work orders, posted schedules in appropriate areas, expedited operations that could potentially delay schedules. Conferred with department supervisors to determine progress of work and to provide data on priority changes. I learned many operations, inlcuding assembly, functional test, Quality Assurance, Incoming Inspection, Design Engineering Specialist, Customer Service and Sales, and also worked closely with procurement. This is one area I would have liked to have mastered. The management always seemed to turn over there. In my 25 years there I saw alot of turnover. When Cirrus took us over, they eliminated some upper level manager positions and wanted new people to fill certain positions because they had Ivy League degrees that they felt were better than experience. The co workers were some of the hardest working ,loyal and considerate people I have had the privledge to know. I created many lifelong friendships, and most of them were like family.more... Hardest part of the job, saying goodbye to everyone when I was laid off after working with them for so many years, seeing the fear in their face wondering if they were next. Most enjoyable part of the jobs, were that there was never a supervisor hovering over you, I worked unsupervised to perform the tasks at hand without any problems.less
benfits were some of the best when we were cirrus. cirrus always encouranged fun in the workplace, and we participated in many company sponsered events.
we were spread way too thin at times, but we learned alot of different jobs.