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Sometimes chaotic, but lots of opportunities to do interesting work

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera full-time for more than a year

Pros

- engineers have vertical assignments. Responsible for all aspects of design from architecture, RTL entry, verification, schematics, layout, etc.
- lots of opportunities to do new things within your group
- technical leadership opportunities

Cons

- too much planning on what to do vs. actually doing what needs to be done (make sense?)
- more competition than collaboration between groups and cross-functional teams
- too often the solution to a solve a technical problem is to call long meetings

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Help engineers understand that they need to be responsible for their work

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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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    • Senior Management
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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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