Xilinx Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. No growth in site.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Xilinx has a very flexible work environment. The compensation is very good and the people are very easy to work with on a daily basis. The technology is somewhat interesting, but by no means state of the art.

    Cons

    Xilinx is a slow to no growth company. It is essentially a cash cow. Xilinx can always producing a profit, but does not have enough growth to fuel the stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company or buy a company. Either decide to be a cash cow for a larger organization, or try to gain market share by acquiring it. The idea of focusing on the latest silicon node as a growth vehicle is ludicrous. Altera missed the 65nm node, but Xilinx barely had blip in their market share. It certainly has never helped the stock price.


  2. Good place to work. Lots of internal changes going on.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture. Good work-life balance. Hands-off, results oriented management style.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance career-wise. Company going through some re-orgs internally. Lots of "old-timers" whose mentality might be hard to change. Lots of hierarchy for the size of the company - too many "directors" in the company

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever it takes to improve company's growth.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to work

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

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not sure if there are any best reasons

    Cons

    Mid level management is taking the company down.

    Advice to Management

    Mid level management needs to be changed.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A great place for people with families to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The management attitude towards work life balance is great. It is very unusual for the Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Job offers tend to be less than other companies in the same field and the 401K contributions by the company are really low. The company tends to attract people who are more interested in work life balance than in working with the most talented engineers. Of course there are some really bright people there, but they only tend to stay if they have families or want to have a more flexible schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to attract and keep talented engineers.


  6. Safe, conservative company, that is trying to change its culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work, life balance. Xilinx is still the leader in PLDs unless someone displaces the company.

    Cons

    Too conservative - the company and its management don't do much out-of-the-box thinking

    Advice to Management

    The senior management needs to be more open to new market opportunities.


  7. Change is Ahead but will take time

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are the best reasons to work at Xilinx. The top three reasons include the fact that there are good people in the company despite the layoffs and changes. The layoff was good in cleaning up overhead but there were also some key people that were layed off as a result. The drive to work is a great commute (reverse commute from valley). The Xilinx product offering remains innovative and creative although the competition is increasing.

    Cons

    instability today in organization restructuring poor communication dilution of core values

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that do the work; Understand fully what business you are managing


  8. It is a place you can have a good work life balance.

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

    I have been working at Xilinx

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like the fact that it is non confrontational, and of course the work life balance is a huge plus.

    Cons

    The lack of growth within the company is a con, and since it is a large company others may get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Have more focus groups with the regular employess to have one-on-ones about what is going on within the company.



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