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Good Place, good work, but need more matured management team.

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Xilinx

Pros

Good work, decent pay , lots of opportunities to learn

Cons

Poor and inexperienced mangement, lot of communication gap

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Inexperienced managers with micromangement attitude may cause downfall of otherwise brilliant company, top mangement should be tough enough to perform weeding.

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    A once complacent company is now cutting edge and exciting again

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Before we pressed Ctrl-Alt-Delete on our Senior Management team, Xilinx was complacent and drifting. We had many fiefdoms and overlapping functional groups, an oscillating and ever-expanding product direction, and hundreds of employees at all levels who were on "cruise control." Our competition was eating our lunch,

    Difficult and painful as it was, we have rid ourselves of the business-as-usual contingent within the organization. Our new management team comes from all over the Semiconductor space, including ASICs, GPUs, and EDA. They have proven that they are more than capable of picking up on the unique challenges of the programmable business - our leadership at 28nm is a testament to this fact.

    Our previous CEO was cashing in multi-million dollar option grants on a regular basis. What did he care? In contrast, our new CEO and his team are hungry for success just like the rest of us. Our new product direction and goals are aggressive yet at the same time sensible and attainable. Our customers are picking up on our new-found mojo and recognizing us as technical leaders again.

    I'm tired of all the whining about how Xilinx is no longer a "happy place to work." Yes, we used to score very high on those fluffy surveys, but frankly I don't want to work for a company where "everybody wins." This industry is competitive. Non-performers must be replaced by performers. We have streamlined and re-invented the company, and we are now scoring high on technical leadership, innovation, execution, and profitability, not warm and fuzzy employee happiness surveys.

     I'm very excited about the future of Xilinx.

    Cons

    I think there is a limit to how successful we can be. We are worth 7-8 billion now. If we execute, maybe we'll be worth 12-15 billion. That of course would be great for all of us stock holders, but then what? Unless we make a revolutionary breakthrough, the programmable logic market will remain a niche.

    Also, we've hired so many talented people that now it is hard to reward them all. That's the downside of grading on a curve. The economic downturn has helped us recruit and retain top talent, but if that changes, then what?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep doing what you're doing. Focus on execution but make sure we save a little budget for innovation.

    And please, don't take this off-shoring thing too far. Some is good, but too much could be disastrous.

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    Nice group, decisions are hard to come buy, slightly fear driven

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Good people, promising outlook, stock should do well long term, good pay & benefits, fine if you like a group think & decision making

    Cons

    job related innovation and big ideas are slightly hindered by fear. Difficult to bring about change. lack discipline re: planning & execution, too many meetings & too much discussion - it's cultural.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your people. C-suite is strong - director level much weaker - very poor advanced planning. Xilinx has an excellent training program, however it falls short because the learning is not implemented from top and pushed through the organization.

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