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Good place to work as an Engineer

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Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Magma Design

Pros

As an Engineer, Magma is a good place to work. Adequate challenges and it's a complex piece of software. Lots of scope to become a good coder.

Cons

EDA as such is not booming. So, don't expect too much growth. Fourth in the field, so there's constant pressure to perform.

Approves of CEO

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    Excellent place to work

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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 Magma Design

    Pros

    Lack of politics, merit oriented company

    Cons

    Medium sized company in a competitive industry

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Hectic work, company small enough that you can make a difference, NO respect for employees

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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

    - It's small enough you can make a difference
    - good career growth if you can fight you way up (small company but lots of politics)
    - good pay (but bonus is pretty much not funded)
    - aggressive CEO is a plus (but also a minus...)

    Cons

    - Magma used to have an edge, now lost with the top engineers gone
    - lots of work, long hours, changing target every quarter
    - If you are an engineer in the US, chance is that you will be eventually outsourced to India.
    - the CEO, Rajeev Madhavan, runs the company like it belongs to him. He made a lots of strategic mistake, acquiring companies w/o any business outlook, disregarding feedback from tech-savvy people, wasting a few $100M's that would have been better invested in Magma's R&D. His authority is not balanced by the board that he has in his pocket. Rajeev is a crook keeping the company afloat thanks to his "charm".
    - the senior exec level's main job is to deflect issues onto their subordinates so that they can keep their well-paid jobs
    - lots of layoffs, threatening environment, no ethical culture, employees treated like meat, therefore there is zero loyalty to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - replace senior execs!
    - respect employees
    - discounting tools will only slow down Magma's death, and hurts EDA as a whole. Innovate!
    - Magms's bread-and-butter is still P&R, move the whole thing in India to cut cost
    - invest in high-flying engineer talents in US and India to design innovative tools and solutions

    Disapproves of CEO
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