Altera

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2 people found this helpful  

Good Company, Some growth left

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera

Pros

Unlike many semiconductor companies, Altera still has some growth potential. Altera can likely double its size in 5-10 years. After that, well nothing in high tech will grow. The management seems to recognize this timetable and is trying to adjust. Hit the R&D pedal for a few years, then hope for the best.

Cons

Distributed organization makes for some long days. Offices in Malaysia, UK, and Austin.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the R&D pedal down for as long as you can. We all know that there is a small window for growth. After that, well try not to have too many layoffs.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Not recommend to work here if you have other choice

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Compensation is ok.
    On site fitness that you can do exercise during lunch time.
    Beautiful campus with lots of parking space.
    Location is good.

    Cons

    Poor management. The managers have not technical skills, nor management skills. They only know how to kiss the ass of their boss.
    Skil set you learn is very limit and will lose market value if you stay there too long.
    Don't trust experience or knowledge of new hired.
    Most of engineers are not happy working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non technical managers manage engineers and making technical decisions, that is a joke. The VPs need to look closers what the quality of the middle managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Really bad management

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

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Great engineers
    Exciting technology - forefront of tech
    Friendly people
    Helpful engineers
     Very process oriented and organized, which is helpful

    Cons

    Bad, really bad management, no clue as to what they are doing
    Lot of politics, management seems to enjoy putting people up against each other
    Incompetent management, who are not technically tuned into what needs to happen, but make all technical decisions
    No co operation, colloboration between departments and groups
    Very process oriented, which is a pain even to deal with simple things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all directors and start fresh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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