Altera Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Discovery Bay, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Discovery Bay, CA

    I have been working at Altera (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to work, pay/bonus is very competitive, fun and smart people to work with, promote collaboration and learning.

    Cons

    Challenging to implement any project that has to go through IT. Budget seems always tight.


  2. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Interesting work 2) upward mobility

    Cons

    None so far but ask my in 9-12 months after the acquisition goes through.

    Advice to Management

    Talent is more valuable than experience. Sometimes the "sacred cow" can hold back the company, give new ideas a chance.


  3. Altera

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Great company with a working culture that is helpful to its engineers.

    Cons

    With the acquisition by Intel, the future is not clear.


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  5. Advanced New Product Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Advanced Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good system - Awesome working environment

    Cons

    - Low increment - Low bonus

    Advice to Management

    - Be fair to existing employee in terms of compensations


  6. FPGA Design House

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    One of top 2 company in FPGA market

    Cons

    Corporate politics, too many organization issues


  7. Best company I have worked for

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altera (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people Interesting technology Profitable and stable Nice ammenities and benefits

    Cons

    Stability is not that exciting


  8. Nice Company overall

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NCG Rotation Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - NCG Rotation Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Altera (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - flexible work hours - friendly people - good work-life balancee - benefits are good

    Cons

    - salary not as competitive as other places in the bay - Frequent re-organization of management - Mostly "older" working culture

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Hardware Engineering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    Lots of interesting technology to work on.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions faster


  10. Staff design engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altera full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with solid financial situation, good payment, balanced work life

    Cons

    Big company style, every decision is slowly baked

    Advice to Management

    Need to reduce the layer of management and try to speed up the act


  11. completely easy to work and good environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - FAE in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - FAE in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work balance and life balance is considered as importnt

    Cons

    very conservative and steady moving

    Advice to Management

    need to be flexible and willing to change



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