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Xilinx Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 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.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People here are real engineers. They know the stuff and do things carefully. and do their best.

    Cons

    I have never worked at other companies. But I don't see obvious Cons here at Xilinx.

  2.  

    Great place to work !

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible! Competitive Salary! Great benefits! Challenging! Work/life balance! Dynamic!

    Cons

    Not many company events! Unexpected lay-offs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Good people, great products. Employees are empowered. Finally built a gym in SJ and it is a great one! Currently has a clear competitive edge.

    Cons

    Many groups are understaffed and people are overworked. The ratio of workers to VP is going down every year. Worrisome trend...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the staff accordingly to the company's growth. You are burning out people.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company has reinvented itself!

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

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

    Pros

    The senior management overhaul several years back set the wheels in motion for a major re-engineering effort (especially in software). There's extensive engineering talent, the company's silicon/software offerings right now are quite strong and the momentum we're gaining as a result is the real deal!

    Cons

    The reinvention has been a wild ride at times but overall a rewarding experience. Expect to work hard here - there is no free ride.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never in my 14 year software/hardware career have I worked at a better company.

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

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Xilinx empowers employees, compensation is inline with market, CEO knows what he is doing. The product in the marketplace is gaining acceptance and maintaining dominance over our major competitors.

    Cons

    Many employees have a "its not my job" attitude or feel entitled to their job for just showing up. Lack of formal training for new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move business systems out of ops and IT and into the hands of the business people who use them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Xilinx

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

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

    Pros

    Location, cafeteria, no dress code, no drug testing, calm environment

    Cons

    no cons to list now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent internship with a great mentor!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chipscope Intern in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Chipscope Intern in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Very high tech environment with lots of smart coworkers. Open Source tools and Linux workstations are also allowed! The work environment felt productive, fun, and collaborative. They have a great selection of food in their cafe.

    Cons

    The complexity and learning curve for some of the ISE tools was pretty steep starting out. In my brief time there, I had enough time to learn just the basics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    so far.. so good.. i am enjoying my tenure here

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

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

    Pros

    ever changing decisions and last minute changes to plans

    Cons

    good management in-spite of issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Xilinx company reivew

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

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

    Pros

    Xilinx is one of a few semiconductor companies which still have room to grow. Uniqueness of product and its innovation enabled continous growth.

    Cons

    You need to keep up company's pace to be successful at Xilinx. Work life balance is difficult to maintain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue thriving for the success to lead company to twice as large revenue as today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Loved my job at Xilinx and I have regretted leaving since I walked out the doors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great boss. Great people and benefits

    Cons

    I have not worked there in 6 years and I'm not sure what the culture is these days.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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