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Dynamic, engaging, challenging, content, fulflling

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Tensilica

Pros

Fellow engineers, management, company size.

Cons

Company size, dependence on tier 1 customers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Interesting Technology, but no career potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tensilica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The technology is very interesting and flexible
    Getting some good customers
    Very bright people
    Impressive marketing makes them appear bigger
    Almost a university atmosphere sometimes

    Cons

    Little possibility for career growth
    Highly unorganized. We try to do everything and therefore most things don't get done well.
    Management makes promises that it can't keep to employees and customers
    Low compensation - everyone gets almost the same raise (small, if any), regardless of contribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get aligned, stop the internal politics, empower people and hold them accountable (both for the bad and with rewards for the good)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Easy going innovative company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tensilica full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Opportunity to work on state of the art microprocessor cores with many tier 1 customers. Many talented engineers, very technically savvy management.

    Cons

    No incentive to achieve. Little say in direction of company. Little opportunity for advancement. Almost non-existent product planning. Poor quality control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor incentives for engineering results in underachievement, dragged out development cycles and poor product quality. Bad sales incentives leads to fewer, smaller and less profitable deals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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