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Altera Reviews in Canada

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
312 Reviews
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312 Reviews
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Altera Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Daane
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Pros
  • Average work load and work life balance as a design engineer (in 31 reviews)

  • You have the opportunity to work on interesting, cutting edge technology (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Still you can not have work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Not much options for career advancement (in 13 reviews)

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    good

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Altera as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    very competitive salary. Get to work with very very smart people. The training and daily work are very challenging, you never get bored of it.

    Cons

    work long extended hours sometimes. Get to work with very very smart people but at the same time a lot of pressure on you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding hardwork, company direction unknown

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    Current Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Altera as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Really intelligent people
    -Fun work environment
    -Good low level management

    Cons

    -Senior management has no idea what the company direction is.
    -Keep changing goals.
    -Laid off people without reason

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to do ... make up your minds.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    Well managed. horizontal environment and somehow visibility on the things going on the executives.

    Cons

    Very conservative.Still you can not have work/life balance

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good and bad. Bad parts can drive you nuts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altera full-time

    Pros

    People are smart here. You can't bet on that. And continual improvement is not just corporate speak, it's the reality of everyday work at Atlera. If you go into the right job you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Guidance by management can be spotty depending on your manager. Pressure to perform during your ramp up can be intense. Upper management seems completely detached from what the rank and file are doing. Also extremely cost conscious, to the point that people might use the world cheap.

    Quality is not a goal. At times amateurish products are shipped as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can only squeeze so much blood from a rock. If you don't invest resources in your people and in equipment, you are never going to produce quality products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great execution, poor innovation

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Altera full-time

    Pros

    You learn a great deal of excellence in execution, good pay and benefit

    Cons

    Not for someone whose passion is innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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