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3 people found this helpful  

Not a great place. Troubled management.

Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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

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

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    5 people found this helpful  

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

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    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… Cons: Reduction of strategic execution and lack of transparency and real collaboration wastes lots of time and bandwidth of… Advice to Senior Management: 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… More
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Ambitious with all the right ideas

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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 No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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