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A wild ride

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

I worked at Xilinx

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great products and technology.
Many talented and friendly employees.
Promotes work-life balance.
Depending on where you live, the unusual location can make for a good commute traveling opposite the rush-hour traffic.

Cons

Employees treated as disposable tools by the Gavrielov regime; there has been a never-ending series of layoffs/RIFs throughout the company since their arrival three years ago. Cuts made without regard for employee talent and contribution. Steadily moving engineering, manufacturing, and support functions to India and Singapore.
Stingy with raises and promotions; employees should just be grateful that they have a job.
Lot's of politics and a passive-aggressive environment.
Headquarters are in San Jose, but location feels disconnected from Silicon Valley.

Advice to Management

Take the time to learn who really gets the work done.

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  1. The company has great potential, but I'm rotting on the vine

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

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Xilinx is a company filled with high-caliber people making great products. The recent restructuring has succeeded in establishing a culture of accountability and performance.

    Cons

    A divide has developed between the executive levels and all other employees. There is a sense of "them" and "us." There is a sense that while employee input is considered, there is never a true dialogue. Trust between the levels has broken down.

    Advice to Management

    Directors and above: simply walk around and talk to people. Drop into their cubes and chat. This is all it would take to repair the damaged trust -- actual conversations. Roundtables are a joke.

  2. Helpful (1)

    One of the better technology companies to work for

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

    I worked at Xilinx

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally good people to work with, some exceptions like any place.

    Company is usually well focused for its market niche, what's next goals are clear and usually on target . Rivalry with competitors intense but not nasty (on Xilinx's part at least)

    Cons

    FPGAs have passed their growth period, with the generally down economy its hard to tell whether they will still be a strong company 10 years from now or fade to be another former leading technology company. But fiscal and people management has been good throughout their history so we can hope.

    Advice to Management

    Looking back to the heydey of LSI Logic and Moshe's time there vs where it is today can we expect a better future for Xilinx? At least LSI still exists unlike many of its contemporaries. That said, Moshe was a highlight of good management style at LSI at a time good and bad VPs came and went way too often. Xilinx is lucky to have him.

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