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    Forward thinking and fast-paced environment with great work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has gone through many changes since 2013 which was inevitable. Amazing co-workers who are respectful to each other and passionate about their job. Its a small company so you will learn a lot - critical element for young talent. There are not many companies in the world who makes SystemVerilog simulator - Aldec is one of them - so you will be working with cutting edge technology and very smart people. Salary and benefits are good. Amazing work/life balance makes this company less stressful.

    Cons

    Its a small company so there is a limited vertical growth. Not located in silicon valley - which seems to be the problem for many people.

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

    No longer a fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at Aldec full-time

    Pros

    1. Relatively light workload compared to other companies. Work/life balance.
    2. Lots of responsibility. Great place to learn at the initial stage of professional career.
    3. Competitive salary (by Nevada standard).

    Cons

    1. Terrible management, which causes problems in all aspects of the company.
    2. Morale is so low that it's depressing to even think about going to the office each day.
    3. No long/short term vision in top management. Very limited communication from the management.
    4. No integrity, no respect, no job security.
    5. Very few experienced people in the company. Training and mentorship is minimal to nonexistent.
    6. Very limited professional growth and career advancement opportunities.
    7. Management doesn't recognize the value of a good employee.
    8. People are leaving the company. More than 50% are gone since the reorg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aldec has surely missed any opportunity to be acquired (a standard exit route in this industry) and lacks the leadership capability to competently grow. This is a shame because they have been successful in attracting great people from time to time. No advice would help because the management do not listen to anybody except brown nose sycophants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfaction due to management changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aldec full-time

    Pros

    Working at Aldec gives you experience in the EDA industry to work for a more stable and better EDA company. This is not a great place to end up, but is only a great place to start and get exposed.

    Cons

    - Management has changed over the last 6 months, which led to a majority of the team leaving or being let go
    - Key management guys were never replaced - causing confusion for everyone in the office.
    - Engineers reported low salaries, sales team commission was nothing too special. Everyone relied on hitting a quarter goal, but how can you do that with an absent sales team.
    - Major decisions about companies future isn't shared
    - Engineers have left for other EDA companies looking for better opportunities
    - No respect for the sales team, pretty much a telemarketing job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to waste your time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at Aldec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only reason I can think of is pay the bills until you can find another job

    Cons

    - Small company with very negative environment
    - Horrible management
    - There is limited room for advancement and that's only if you've made friends with the right Polish people (management)
    - No communication about the future
    - 30% of the employees left the company in the past 6 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to professionals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small, exceptional company with good heart but limited resources.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Henderson, NV

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

    Pros

    Small group of very intelligent, creative and dedicated people. Lot's of opportunity to grow your skill set and make the job your own. Family atmosphere. Good life/work balance

    Cons

    High tech company stuck in Las Vegas so no local tech community. Product innovation not keeping pace with competitors, making it difficult to grow sales. Companies pays reasonably well for it size, but resources are limited so few perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the sales organization to get closer to customers and find new ones faster. Focus R&D on top revenue producing products, Integrate third party solutions through acquisition and/or partnerships to round out technology offerings in specific niches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company, stay away

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Henderson, NV

    I worked at Aldec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They can DO Green Card filling, but on your own expense!

    Cons

    1. Poland based company;
    2. No Loyalty to productive, long term employees;
    3. Company does not reward hard working employees with laterally promotion opportunities;
    4. Low Pay (False promises: no insurance, no benefits, no profit sharing, no 401K match), compensation is significantly less than market, usually by 25 - 40%; Almost non-existent bonus program for employees;
    5. Management tends to overload assignment of jobs and likes to set unfair expectations;
    6. The company is continually looking to cut costs - owner brings uncertainty of long term plans, cut backs in compensation packages;
    7. Management's competitive strategy is blinded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What can I say to a dying company - no advice would help. Company will be disassembled & sold off in parts over the next few years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lacks Innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    The technical team is bright

    Cons

    The company is very small and privately owned. The owner has a technical background and lacks business acumen.
    The compensation structure is not aligned with the industry. It is EXTREMELY low!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively recruit sales professionals who possess drive and enthusiasm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    App Engineering

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV

    I worked at Aldec

    Pros

    Startup like environment with solid product portfolio, giving engineers good exposure to EDA industry and verification methodologies
    Management is easily approachable and just a knock away to listen to constructive ideas about improving products and policies
    Hard work and positive attitude is recognized and compensated reasonably
    Lot of resources provided for self-learning to enhance career growth in EDA domain
    Good work/life balance and friendly people
    Working in Las Vegas

    Cons

    Hot Vegas weather
    Working in Las Vegas as opposed to other technology driven cities
    Occasional company parties
    No stock options

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at Aldec

    Pros

    It is easy to get time off, the job is not hard. The management is nice.

    Cons

    Benefits are bad, advancement in career is non-existent, the company is small, and there is a lack of respect by management for the sales staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees, better pay/salary/benefits more affordable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    app engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Henderson, NV

    I worked at Aldec

    Pros

    small start up atmosphere....sales pressure....

    Cons

    working in vegas, hot weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow career path to app engineering

    Approves of CEO

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