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Former Employee - Software Architect  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Architect in San Jose, CA

I worked at Magma Design full-time for more than a year

Pros

surrounded by smart people, solving classic hard CS problems, most of them NP-complete, so smart heuristics are invented to solve them. a lot of non-trivial ( i.e. not just a button somewhere ) inventions are made by the company.

Cons

very small market that are squeezed by both sides: foundry and semiconductor companies, hence very little growth in terms of business, and translated to little personal growth, even worse is that many Ph.Ds stayed there for long long years, so you need to wait them out to be promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be brave, try to take the pie from the semiconductor companies, even though they are your customers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    energetic but not very organize

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

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    relative small, people are close and work as a team
    issue, information, communication can easier be heard and considered by the managerment

    Cons

    sales people are compliant to the customers, would accept all the requests
    issues sometime not be prioritized very well, work like fire fighters to the critical issue or to the major accounts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive.

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

    I worked at Magma Design

    Pros

    High salary
    Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive.
    Remote access and working from home was permitted

    Cons

    Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive.
    Management was terrible. Leaders are short term focused and company strategy wasnt well thought out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was terrible. Leaders are short term focused and company strategy wasnt well thought out. Management was too technical and didn't have much of a business understanding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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