Exar
2.6 of 5 13 reviews
www.exar.com Fremont, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Dec 03, 2013

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Exar Director, President & CEO Louis DiNardo

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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poor management

Facilities Engineering (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

I worked at Exar full-time for more than 3 years

Prosconvenient location, great team of people, supportive staff, good facilities and tools support, clean and quiet office, ample parking spaces

Consbad management, senior managers did not understand what were the issues, making decisions in the office, not knowing what is outside

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to employees, those actually work hard

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If you aren't in the inner circle you are out of a job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Exar

ProsA fortune to be made for those in the circle

ConsThe beatings will continue until the company is sold

Advice to Senior ManagementEnjoy your money

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good luck with the changes

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Exar full-time

ProsCompany has tried to get into new area but not very successfully. One of the companies cebatech was looking for just about anyone who'd buy it as it was on life support for the last 5 years. exar has been relatively free of issues but cebatech has had a history of questionable business practices. Some of the character issues of jampalar are already exposed despite a lot of work in hiding of footprints. Management of exar should have been more diligent to let a pos as ramanaj into the company. This is true especially as cebatech was worthless before the buy. Good luck to the exar.

Conssome new business development people. more diligence needed in adding new staff and software. Need for good business practices

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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just so so

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Exar full-time

Prosrelaxed, not very busy, balanced, elastic work time,

Consno new product, short IT resource, need better internal management flow

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hard work, unfortunately not always appreciated

Sfaff Engineer (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA (US)

I worked at Exar full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDepends on who your manager is - Your work life can range from good to miserable

ConsFor several years, ended up working almost every other weekend

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Great people, adequate benefits,campus was exceptional for small company; management challenged.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Exar full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople were strongest attraction to company. Many, like me, were there for over 10 years. Under staffed marketing departments yielded great opportunities for hands on experiences, yet highlighted the continuing over investment in engineering resources.

ConsWhile achieving 40 years as a company in the valley is rare, it also highlights Exar's stagnation. Very successful core businesses like interface and communications perpetuated a rudderless ship. Over investment in non-growing businesses or acquisitions and under investment in core competencies kept Exar artificially small as compared to peers.

Advice to Senior ManagementNew management (2012) is focused solely on preparing for acquisition. Massive layoffs help stock and profitability, but longer term the Company does not have a strong product or technology road
map. Current management is only focused on short-term and their enrichment,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Exar is nice, but not a place to grow.

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Fremont, CA (US)

I have been working at Exar

ProsExar has a nice soccer field and tennis court on site. Located conveniently at the center of the east bay.

ConsMarketing is not doing well in defining the product directions and specifications on existing products. With the lack of organization, marketing people seem out of place.

Advice to Senior ManagementExar has been transformed ever since the new CEO is in place, whether or not if this is lead to a positive change, the current CEO has done a tremendous achievement in terms of the stock price.

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A jumbled company

Director Sales (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC (US)

I worked at Exar

ProsGreat people, many industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge and experience

ConsManagement was chasing high-end data com and storage customers but not resourced to support them

Advice to Senior ManagementNew management as of Q1 is refocusing company on power ICs...good idea

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Living in the past

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Exar

ProsFlexible Hours, Decent salary. Commuting is good

ConsCommunication are poor. Vision also poor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Little support for acquisition products and projects

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Exar

ProsCompany has a reasonable benefits package, but not the best in the industry
Ability to work on cutting-edge technology
My colleagues are the best in their fields

ConsNever really had the support of senior management for our product
Saw several product lines closed down due to lack of senior management support
Company match of 401K lacking
NO raises in 2 years

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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