Altera
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www.altera.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great FPGA company

Design Intern (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management sucks

    IC Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I worked at Altera full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great ppl , Relaxed work culture Great gym Cons: Lot of favoritism . Management has no clue what they are… Advice to Senior Management: Please wake up. The company is suffering because of the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great Place to Work

    Contract (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Altera as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: - It is a very well organized and well disciplined company - Almost all departments have extremely well defined processess in place, making… Cons: - No major issues with the company itself, but if I had to offer a con it would be the smaller things in the… Advice to Senior 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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