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4 people found this helpful  

Not a great place. Troubled management.

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera full-time for more than a year

Pros

You might get some good technical experience. Compensation is average.

Cons

Poor management: very old school, lots of politics, micromanagement, anti-motivational methods, favoritism.
Working from home is discouraged (crunch time or not). No work-life balance.
Many unstated rules, inconsistent policies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be fair and clear on policies.
Be consistent. Treat everyone equally and with respect.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Altera

  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Had some strong years, but currently is going through a difficult period

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Altera full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and learning opportunities, lots of talent potential, often competitive technology, but more promising future if 14 nm is successful as a product and with customer designs.

    Cons

    Reduction of strategic execution and lack of transparency and real collaboration wastes lots of time and bandwidth of resources, which is never adequate enough to achieve what is really needed to help the company more forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more true leadership at all levels to get the best out of the workforce (i.e. the men and women who will really determine if you succeed or not). Start with imparting an exciting long term vision (beyond just slides), then lead the troops across all departments with good S.M.A.R.T. goals, especially the "Realistic" part, that ensures success. Also, study peers in the industry who are succeeding in areas that you are not.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ambitious with all the right ideas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Altera full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Exciting work, great development opportunities

    Cons

    Execution mishaps, disorganized, poor rigor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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