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Well managed company

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Altera full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

At bleeding edge of technology, where it matters. Has roughly half the PLD market. Compensation, benefits in line with industry

Cons

Not very employee friendly. Management somewhat old/stodgy. Many processes in place to tell how employees need "development". As opposed to leveraging employees' strengths. All management seems to fall in the same bucket

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People ARE truly the best resource

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    went from good to miserable

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I am not sure if there are any now. Started of long time ago and used to enjoy the place.

    Cons

    Senior management made poor decisions 4-5 years ago and have since hiding their missteps thru constant reorgs and layoffs. No accountability of decisions made by executive management. Used to be solid number two FPGA company and is on the verge of becoming a me too FPGA provide along with Microsemi and quick logic.

    Too many "yes sirs" with little to no technical insight among middle managers.

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    Invest in engineering and product creation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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

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

    Pros

    The company is organized without a strict hierarchy where you can communicate freely with your managers and lots of meetings to share ideas.

    Cons

    Too many meetings took lots of time. The communication between department is always troublesome. Every department tries to surrender the responsibility

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