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High on Office Politics but a great environment

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I worked at Altera full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great environment and benefits. Salaries are good, benefits are great, the facilities are superb, you won't find better. Good technology usage. Career opportunities if you play the games

Cons

Very beauracratic at all levels, office politics are very much in play, again at all levels. The company is very established in its limited products and processes so they tend to focus more than other companies on the politics and doing things for the sake of being seen. Very structured organization with little vertical growth but plenty of lateral opportunities.

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  1. Sometimes chaotic, but lots of opportunities to do interesting work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. very good work conditions

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

    I have been working at Altera

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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