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Nice place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera

Pros

Great people. good opportunities to learn and grow

Cons

office politics can be frustrating

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    very good work conditions

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    good teamwork, open communication, good pay, good facilities, excellent financials of the company - received one of the best managed semi-conductor companies

    Cons

    can be a bit hard to push new ideas and change suggestions - but in some pockets of company the culture is very open to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well done on financials! Please communicate re organizations better and earlier to the employees. Please pay more attention to engineering employees work-life balance.

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    Good Company, Some growth left

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    • Senior Management
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    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.

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