Altera

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Great FPGA company

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

I worked at Altera full-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Some of the smartest people in FPGA industry work here
- Opportunity to work in software (CAD/algorithms) and hardware (traditional RTL design stuff)
- Cool projects, many interesting things to learn, weekly tech talks
- Interns treated well
- Great compensation, work-life balance

Cons

- Understaffed departments
- Needs to pursue innovation aggressively

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Spend more dollars on R&D, focus on game changing innovation

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Management sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Contract in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Contract in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Altera as a contractor (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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