Altera
3.1 of 5 237 reviews
www.altera.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Altera Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.1 237 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Altera Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Daane

John P. Daane

(156 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Average work load and work life balance as a design engineer"
    in 22 reviews
  • "You have the opportunity to work on interesting, cutting edge technology"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Still you can not have work/life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Political from top to bottom, too little risk taking, career advancement is quite lacking"
    in 13 reviews
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Great Learning experience

Design Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Altera as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood pay, friendly co-workers, flexible working hours, support learning atmosphere

ConsNone that I could think of.
It would be great if Interns could explore other teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to Intern

Systems Software Intern (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat Pay for an Intern
Interesting work and a great career highlight

ConsAltera does not provide accommodation or transportation allowances

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work culture

Design Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Altera as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat learning experience, friendly co-workers, flexible schedule

ConsNone I could think of!

Advice to Senior ManagementIt'd be great if you could convert the Interns to Full-Time

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It was fun and you get a lot of opportunity to learn

Intern (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera as an intern for less than a year

Prospeople, good pay, good environment

Consnothing is bad about working here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice company with lots of good people

Intern (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Altera as an intern for less than a year

Pros1.Healthy work env
2.Pay is good
4.Work-life balance
3.Great technology,lots to learn
4.Responsibility given to junior members,that a great thing for newbies

ConsBenefits could be a little better

Advice to Senior ManagementDont have much to say.I thought they were really good.Keep up the good work and hire your interns for the future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting work with great people and a lot of career growth potential

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera full-time

ProsPeople are fun to work with and work well as teams

ConsA bit of a learning curve

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good place to work with professional coworkers

Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood business, good colleagues, work is always challenging

Consnot much other experience to compare with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Altera Toronto Rocks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Altera full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEverything about the office is pretty good. Pretty good salary, location, work, people. Nice office too. I've really enjoyed my time here.

ConsEvery once in a while headquarters seems to do something random.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix product planning! Also, increase the travel budget a bit - we're fairly isolated in Toronto and the message here is "don't travel unless you're dying".

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great experience, and i enjoyed my stay

IP Engineering (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera as an intern for less than a year

Proslearning experience is great. I love the working environments. Peers are very friendly and professional. Managers are approachable.

ConsCafeteria food is very boring, and dosen't have too much nutrition. Not too many vegetarian choices, and chinese food there taste terrible. Sushi is not fresh either.

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salary for interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Altera

Pros- flexible work hours: as long as you finish your work, you can come in at any time
- interesting work
- friendly coworkers: also very intelligent people

Cons- sometimes it can get pretty hectic during certain times of the year
- the environment can be a bit corporate-like

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