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9 people found this helpful

Cold and depressing - It's a very unfriendly place to work

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

I have been working at Xilinx

Pros

a. Location: In the valley
b. Legacy mainstream products work well in the field
c. Customers are buffered from the effects of the mismanagement of the last few years
d. Cafeteria

Cons

a. "Mean"agement will grin and stab you - (if you are thinking of a marketing job, look elsewhere)
b. There is no work-life balance since Moshe and his SVPs took control - (bring Wim out of retirement please!)
c. Poor job security - if you're not one of the favored employees
d. Marketing is clueless about what customers want and management will force their will on the customer
e. Performance management culture came with lousy HR VP from cadence and managers abuse it now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leave or ask the board to sell Xilinx to a stronger company. It is not sufficient to keep increasing the cash dividend to shareholders. Xilinx has stalled compared to Altera, to which we have lost market share since 2010. Altera also has the lead in 40nm which is going to lead to market loss in the coming years as well.

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  1. 11 people found this helpful

    Formerly the best place to work; now, it’s the worst place to work.

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

    I worked at Xilinx

    Pros

    - dedicated and caring employees
    - extremely hard working employee who try to care about the company
    - great if you're in the inner circle

    Cons

    - insane long hours
    - no advancement possible
    - questionable management decisions
    - unrealistic expectations set by mangement
    - staff work in fear of losing their jobs
    - expect a summer and winter shutdown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to care more about the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful

    used to be good, but not now

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    there are a lot nice and friendly people there

    Cons

    leadership and management are very bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be kind to people!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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