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Management sucks

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great ppl , Relaxed work culture Great gym

Cons

Lot of favoritism . Management has no clue what they are doing. Lack of industry standard processes and tools. In general everything sucks.

Advice to Management

Please wake up. The company is suffering because of the egos and attitudes of some big people.

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    Once a great company, now a sweatshop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  2. Great Place to Work

    Former Contractor - Contract in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Contract in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Altera as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - It is a very well organized and well disciplined company - Almost all departments have extremely well defined processess in place, making it easy for newcomers to fit in the organization. - This company has a great Work-Life balance, people are nice and very knowledgeable

    Cons

    - No major issues with the company itself, but if I had to offer a con it would be the smaller things in the environment which do not impact the job performance, for example the Coffee break area could be better, no free snacks or free drinks etc.

    Advice to Management

    They do a really good job of taking advice from all folks, but if I had to advice, the advice would be that there are many folks who have been there for a long time and changing the ways a bit or incorporating new processess or trying new things is good. This was taking a turn for the better back in 2008.


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