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Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
88 Reviews
4.0
88 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.  

    Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Role in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Role in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are extremely friendly and want to help others to be successful.
    They produce a great product.
    There are many opportunities to learn and try new things.
    For the most part most roles have a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The company is going through a transition. This is not uncommon for tech companies, but it is a bit disruptive to the work environment at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if we could hear from the Sr. Execs more often on business priorities, customer feedback and the industry environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good solid company

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

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good benefits, flexible

    Cons

    experience can vary widely depending on manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Very new employee, good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Very new employee, good benefits

    Cons

    long commute from work to home

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  5.  

    Challenging Times

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

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong technical teams throughout the company. State of the art hardware and software products. Excellent customer relationships and good connections and support from the ecosystem partners. Good benefits, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Little opportunity to move positions between organizations, somewhat pigeon holed. Career development is identified as an issue, but difficult to find the time to really work on improving a specific area due to the overall workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current strategies are not yielding sufficient growth. Another set of ideas and potential products are needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    20 years this summer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Against traffic location, great people, great benefits.

    Cons

    Still fairly new executives, slowly accepting the original Xilinx values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great tech - look for opps

    Cons

    Don't quit - look for opps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit changing so much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    General sales review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great firm with smart people, high value products and industry.

    Cons

    Tough industry as it is fighting off many existing and new market entrants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more technical support which is always critical in growing market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very profitable company that is number one in a healthy industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Good mobility within company. Good salary and bonus. Good benefits. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Layoffs sometimes appear not to be well thought out. Out sourcing is limiting some opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, can be political

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

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great high tech focused company with exciting new things to work on often.
    Flexible work hours and vacation policies.

    Cons

    Sometimes too focused on the race for the next node and not focused on real innovation.
    It gets really political at the top, some decision are made without data and more for political and personal benefits rather than the good of Xilinx.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rationalize the innovations so that you do not go the way of so many companies who didn't stop to think and just continued doing what they always did.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with excellent execution and people

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

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

    Pros

    The people and teamwork is top notch. The technology is very exciting and powerful. Great place to express ideas.

    Cons

    Market vision and adaption is weak. Changing tactics with every wind is distracting and demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running the company off of a database is rather scary. Talking to customers and listening is most important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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