Cirrus Logic Named One Of Best Employers In America For Third Consecutive Year

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS), an Austin-based semiconductor company, was named one of 2013’s 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in America by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Cirrus Logic has been recognized for the past three years and was ranked No. 11 on this year’s annual list, which will be published in Fortune ® magazine and distinguishes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

“Being named as one of the top companies to work for in America for the third straight year is a great honor that reflects the company’s commitment to build a model corporate culture based on trust, integrity and camaraderie,” said Jo-Dee Benson, vice president and chief culture officer, Cirrus Logic. “Our unique corporate culture is a key reason that we’ve been able to attract and retain great engineers.”

Cirrus Logic was selected to participate in a comprehensive audit, which includes an in-depth employee survey about the company’s corporate culture, employee programs and practices. The Great Place to Work Institute then evaluates each application using its unique and rigorous methodology based on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Cirrus Logic fosters a culture of continuous improvement, with regular employee feedback directly contributing to new programs and services. Noted for being a family-friendly company emphasizing the work/life balance, Cirrus Logic also provides its employees with generous personal time off, competitive salary and bonus programs, personal and professional development training, and outstanding health and welfare benefit programs.

The company also provides numerous on- and off-site benefits including monthly “Cirrus Rocks!” concerts featuring local Austin musicians, weekly happy hours, a company picnic at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, kids holiday events, health and wellness classes and physical fitness training. In addition, employees share time together while giving back to the community through volunteer projects such as Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up the neighboring Shoal Creek. Employees provide various additional contributions to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, KLRU, American Red Cross and the Blood Center of Central Texas, just to name a few.

“The companies appearing on our Best Small & Medium Workplaces list help us achieve our mission by presenting others with an example to emulate. These companies demonstrate that being an excellent employer leads to business success,” said Robert Levering, CEO and co-founder of Great Place to Work. “A great workplace, full of great employees, is better equipped to achieve that success.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio- and energy-related applications. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe, Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is available at the company’s website.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work ® is a global consulting and  management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of  high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model ® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work ® produces the annual  FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work ® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work ® online at  www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Cirrus Logic and Cirrus are trademarks of Cirrus Logic, Inc. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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