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Helpful (7)

Once a great company, now a sweatshop

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great technology, really smart people. Leading position in a significant market. Ability to make enormous amounts of money with huge margins.

Cons

These days, sweatshop. Altera, with its massive profits and leading position in a great market ought to be one of the best companies on the planet. It isn't and no-one there seems to really enjoy working there any more. It should be a more fun place, not just a machine where "Operational Excellence" and operating profit are the only things that matter.

Other Employee Reviews for Altera

  1. The best company to work for in the Silicon valley

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young workforce, innovation, technical leadership, values employees, promotes growth of the employee, competitive compensation and benefits, encourages work life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation not in highest bracket for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Need to encourage employees to work from home - responsibly.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A conservative working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Application Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Application Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It has advanced FPGA design technology; many professional and intelligent people there. You can a lot of stuff in terms of integrated circuit design.

    Cons

    Poor management; the focus is reducing cost/making money instead of making its products better and more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    No need to just focus on saving money and making the stock price go up. If you work out high-quality chips and tools, the revenue will become better accordingly.


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