Altera Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Altera Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Daane
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good (in 31 reviews)

  • great people and working environment (in 21 reviews)

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

  • Senior management has no idea what the company direction is (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Senior MTS

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics. Management keeps changing.


  2. Get paid well with ok working hour, but not much career advancement

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    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Get paid well, reasonable working hour, good working environment, the food inside is actually not bad, the people are generally easy to get along with

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunity, the product is pretty nitch in the market, absolutely not a good choice for a NCG, but can be a good place when your focus is on the family


  3. Extreme hard working environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Design very FPGA HW and SW products

    Cons

    Organization changing all the time


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  5. SMTS Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Financially Sound, fabless and offers variety people training classes

    Cons

    Run like a startup. Too many poorly managed changes.


  6. Sales engineer

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Acquired by intel. Intel has focus on innovation and strong diversity goals.

    Cons

    Altera is margin driven company. Need better diversity focus.


  7. MTS

    Current Employee - Design Engineer, Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer, Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    There are many opportunity for now, since they re-org the whole ICD team. You can try your luck at here.

    Cons

    It is very unstable. All of the team need a long time to stable and difficult to need the demanding schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Don't know what to say. Any way need to learn how to manage the new challenge from the new process.node is a key.


  8. You need to be self-motivated

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance; may have more time for self-improvement and family; compensation-wise is average

    Cons

    need to be self-motivated; narrower career path; less systematic and organized


  9. Good environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Altera full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good for engineers with family,

    Cons

    Pay is inconsistent, lower than market rate in certain department.

    Advice to Management

    Review long-term employees' salaries to match the market otherwise, you are facing high turnover.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Competitive salary and benefits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Manager is not a good fit for their position. Communication and general people skills are lacking. Priorities constantly changing do to poor future planning.

    Advice to Management

    N/A...


  11. not a bad company to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good working environment, work life balance

    Cons

    no career growth, good compensation

    Advice to Management

    opennessand innovation to beat competition



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