Altera

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very good work conditions

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, Some growth left

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Not recommend to work here if you have other choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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