This place has the best work environment in terms of special events and benefits of any place I have ever worked outside Silicon Valley. Of course the difference here is that you have a work/life balance and can afford a mortgage.
Management is open and willing to try new ideas and support your efforts. This is critical to remain technical leaders in our field.
Everyone in the company is fair game when trying to get something done. I've had more communication with superiors and senior employees here than I've ever had before.
The CEO is extremely approachable and speaks with an ‘everyman language.’ I've been at several other companies and usually the CEO is someone people avoid and who speaks downward toward employees. This is the exact opposite here at Cirrus Logic.
Management is willing to give contributors space to do their jobs, freedom to make mistakes (and learn from them), and support innovation at all levels.