Altera
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www.altera.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Altera Reviews in Santa Cruz, CA

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Altera Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Daane

John P. Daane

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    A Good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsIt is a fast growing devices company so there are lots of opportunities for new growth and learning. Also, there are many number of ways to get involved in something innovative.

    ConsTheir new employee orientation is horrible, they don't do a very good job of giving you the information you need to start. So, I would say HR overall is pretty bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a software company...

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsSolid well-run semiconductor company, cutting edge chips. Excellent pay-scale & benefits. A very competent traditional patriarchal corporate structure, if you like that sort of thing.

    ConsSince Altera comes from a chip-manufacturing background, planning ahead an minimizing risks are deep in the corporate DNA. If you're a software engineer, this can be... burdensome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe chips are great, keep that up. The competitive advantage will increasingly be in your software tools. If you want to create great tools, you need great software engineers who love to make tools, and you need to let them do so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Risk adverse

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsProfitable. Excellent release management. Good compensation.

    ConsReluctant to spend money on equipment for employees. No 360-degree review system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResume setting ambitious goals. Currently the only company-wide goal seems to be cost-cutting.

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