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Xilinx Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
411 Reviews
3.2
411 Reviews
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some flexibility in time keeping helps with the work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • flexible work hours, high gross margin (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth, no idea when senior management will close the site for another low cost center (in 26 reviews)

  • very poor work-life balance for some groups, while other groups have almost no work (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Short term and Directionless

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

    I worked at Xilinx as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Allow work from home
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No Mentorship
    No SMART Objectives
    Hierarchical decision making and axe will fall on lower level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great up to say 2010. After that micro-management style.

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great promising technology. good employees. healthy stock prices. you will learn a lot from other individuals. Location is good. Overall an OK company

    Cons

    management style has really take a nose-dive since about 2008 or so. The work culture of trust is gone, and micro management is the new mantra of everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restore the trust

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was used to be better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good work/life balance is great

    Cons

    No excitement. It is getting boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Xilinx needs to retain and hire talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow & learn both hard and soft skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience. You get to learn and be exposed to a lot. Every day is different and exciting. They promote continuing to build on yourself. The Senior VPs are great leaders.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and bureaucracy. The hours are ridiculous and your managers don't care about that. Salary and work distribution is unfair. Too much old technology at the company considering it is all about tech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ditch favoritism - it's not a good look. Commend and recognize your employees when they do a good job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tough place for Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Advanced technology in a great niche

    Cons

    For marketing this place is nearly impossible. It is so engineering driven that no real marketing takes place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more power and authority to marketing. Make them own the business like most other companies do when they get larger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for new graduate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    A good place to pick up new skills

    Cons

    Low salary, less chance for career development

  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    The work culture is deterioting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is an OK place to work. The benefit and bonus is good. Some employee is still trying to hold the warm culture from years ago.

    Cons

    Management lacks value of respect. No room for development due to the outsourcing. Management is more like technical driver; not a coach or management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The important is the people; not the product. The management need to have better quality to manage people better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pendulum swinging

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a people-oriented workplace with great camaraderie and security. Products and business may be improving but not without other cost.

    Cons

    New management has dramatically swung the pendulum away from people in favor of profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign of terror is breeding culture of treachery and disloyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Xilinx is a great place to work, but slow for personal growth and development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace environment in IT and we're always overloaded with work, but Xilinx does recognize its good performers versus bad ones. Review periods are more focused on pay for performance.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking in IT department. There's a divide between the few IT departments that make it difficult to be cross functional and efficient, upper management hasn't changed in 14+ years, everything seems slow paced and stale, no room for personal growth but great company if you plan on doing the same thing for the next 20 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give incentives to keep the good talent around, or else they will all leave for better things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A decent company as long as you work at the San Jose office

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Xilinx has excellent technology and should be a market leader for many years to come. The current Virtex-7, Kintex-7 and Zynq-7000 families are strong products that will perform very well. The new Vivado software is also quite good and will help maintain Xilinx's position as a market leader.

    Cons

    The satellite offices are treated as secondary to the headquarters in San Jose or the development office in Hyderabad, India. Opportunities are currently very limited for anyone that does not work in one of those two offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore the capabilities of the people in the satellite offices. They have a wealth of knowledge that could be very helpful to the company.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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