Altera

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good place to work with professional coworkers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

good business, good colleagues, work is always challenging

Cons

not much other experience to compare with

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Amazing, wonderful and challenging !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Altera as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Think forward, take calculated risks, be agents of change, adapt quickly. Challenging and there is a lot of opportunities to improve the soft skills and technical knowledge. Provided large and cosy cube for employees.

    Cons

    Lack of documentation and guidelines for the engineers, have to define and answer to your area of responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and interactive with subordinates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pay OK, But Don't Expect To Go Anywhere Within The Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    - Compensation is OK
    - Work Area is very clean
    - Cubicles have adequate space, desk area for most (some engineers and others with a lot of equipment may find it a bit cramped but most will be OK)
    - Gym is nice
    - Plenty of parking
    - First job I ever had (and I had a few before) where my work area and all equipment was ready for me on my first day

    Cons

    - Very political organization - several times peers were moved - or promoted - into new roles which were never advertised to the staff. A few times I would have been interested in the job, but I never knew about it until it was already filled.
    - Some members of management lack integrity. On a couple of occasions I was promised opportunities only to have the person who made the promise renege on it.
    - Some managers are unqualified for their roles and only get their opportunities because they are "Yes Men".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more integrity. If you make promises to your staff, do your best to honor it. Don't go "I changed my mind".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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