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.