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Xilinx Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
411 Reviews
3.2
411 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great Work/Life Balance

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy in your role, benefits, perks and great atmosphere especially the people; professional and intelligent.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, takes a long time to implement ideas/ changes within a department, must be aligned with the right management to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture prior to 2010- people first, creative work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Account Management in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable technology - leader in their field

    Cons

    Corp culture & profitibility squeezed many employees out of jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on workforce and indivitual growth for the companies long term stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Xilinx is, with a few exceptions, a pretty well run and staffed company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Xilinx appears to have a good position in the market and has consistently been profitable. Benefits are good: health, retirement, ESPP, etc. Cooperation and response from most coworkers is very good. Management seems to be paying more attention to the employees.

    Cons

    I understand that he furious pace of product design/development has taken it's toll on some employees. Constant effort to maintain/improve margins has compromised some business decisions. Expansion of overseas operations have resulted in curtailments in the US and Ireland (a pretty "western centric" perspective).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The obvious: keep looking for the balance between margins/profitability and taking care of your employees. Take a hard, long term look at where you're going to run your business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great technology, intense work!

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work on great technology. Invest a lot in R&D.

    Cons

    Work, work, work and work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    watch out for employee burnout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good company to work for

    • 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

    work life balance, interesting projects

    Cons

    average pay, career development, motivation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Contractor, Design Verification Engineer

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

    I have been working at Xilinx as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Managers are open minded and willing to give candidate opportunities.

    Cons

    Good communication needs some improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be able to identify and keep and promote the technically talented individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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