Xilinx Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov
23 Ratings

Pros
  • good work/life balance is great (in 45 reviews)

  • Good work - life balance, flexible work hours (in 21 reviews)

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

  • Work life balance is out the window (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Xilinx - solid place to work

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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 Xilinx

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

    Pros

    Xilinx is a cutting edge, industry leading organization - the teams are innovative and always looking ahead to the next generation of products. Work-life balance is what you make of it and depends on the team and project you work on. Overall, people still say "Good Morning" and "Hello" to you when you see them at the office and just don't walk by you in a rush. You can still see the contributions you make in the final product of whatever you do. Pay for performance is in effect at Xilinx. The people here are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    As with any position and company, the workload is what you make of it - you can work as much as you need to - if you choose to stay at work late to accomplish what you need to do, then it must be done - being an industry leader often requires the extra effort.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path we are headed now. Recent challenges have directed us to step up our game and we need to ensure that we stay innovative and maintain our quality.


  2. Sr Staff Engineer

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

    I have been working at Xilinx

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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Flexible hours, Good work ethics

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, Lack of visibility into long term goals


  3. Helpful (1)

    good place to work

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

    I worked at Xilinx

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are smart, have fun and work hard..

    Cons

    Executive Team only concerned about share holder value and not the folks out in the field.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very well organized company with very smart people. The compensation is very good. flexible hours. Plenty of career oportunities.

    Cons

    Decent effort to help employees with their career. Not sure if the company is heading in the right direction.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Still Happy After All These Years

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm one of the current employees who is exceptionally pleased since Moshe joined the company. We made difficult business decisions and cut a lot of cancer out of our midst. Some good ones were lost as collateral damage, too but what is left is a far more cohesive unit that is executing very well. Not perfect, but very well. Exceptional technology Fantastic people

    Cons

    Driven by the bottom (financial) line - but then who isn't? We also need to really improve the career mobility and opportunities for lateral moves to keep things interesting. If you find and like your niche you are golden - but if you are the type of person that needs change regularly you will find that upward and lateral movement requires a good deal of drive and commitment on your own part to make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Improve accuracy in sales forecasting for making investments and business decisions


  7. Great place to work !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not many company events! Unexpected lay-offs!


  8. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    This company has reinvented itself!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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



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