Altera

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Good Company nice salary

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Current Employee - Senior Verifications Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Verifications Engineer

Pros

Good salary and opportunities at altera

Cons

SYNCING WITH OTHER TEAM AT VARIOUS LOCATION COMMON GOAL SHARING

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Merge horizontal team to empower efforts

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do you want to be Intel or AMD in next 5yrs?

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

    Pros

    FPGA Company with lots of potential for the future.
    Very long product shelf lives imply financial stability for the company.
    Compensation package.

    Cons

    Too many changes in engineering, for sake of changes, but no real long term value to Altera.
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    Job insecurities at various levels is forcing people to create low value add tasks with minimal or no real value to Altera.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harness wisdom of ICs – decentralize decision making to IC. Minimize manager’s participation in the technical working level meetings

    God father culture -- “It’s who you know not what you know that counts” Merit does not count. Do away from people with just “good names” but no history of delivering results. Recognize people with “goodness”, who have history of delivering desired results

    Close the loop -- Make skip level meeting mandatory. Give engineers chance to be heard by their boss’s boss directly at a regular basis

    ICE is embarking on a cruise with brand new “ship” to no-where. Unfortunately it has no navigation plans and zero experience with icebergs. Sounds like another Titanic in the making.

    Bottom line, currently its a close two-horse race, decisions made in this generation would decide which company would be Intel and which would be AMD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work but overwhelming office politic from the management

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff

    Pros

    Great team work among the co-workers.
    Good compensation and benefits
    Technical informations are open to all employee.
    Technology leadership
    Very relax

    Cons

    The office politics is one of the kind, it can in between the peers or from the manager to engineers. Sabotajing engineers is always happening in department manager level.
    Very big gap in between junior and senior engineer in technical knowledge. New engineer has been mentored not to think and ask why because the middle management need the job security. I couldn't agree more that, i have learn all of the office politic game from Altera, a great training center to write an email with big political agenda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up!!! You have bad management teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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