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Many ups and downs, but culture is stabilizing

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great technology, lots of interesting projects. Slowly getting more focused on software

Cons

Very tight execution schedules makes it hard for inter-group co-operation since everyone is taxed for time
Managers still don't really care about employee's careers, not much day to day feedback, nor advise or coaching on how to get to the next level. Management basically say that career advancement is up to individuals (which is true to some extent) but without visibility at higher levels it is hard for low to middle level employees to learn how to grow. Everyone needs to do a little more, management and individuals. But everyone is too short of time to do anything but execute.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Support in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Support in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The good are my co-workers. Location is good being in west SJ. Cafeteria is decent.

    Cons

    The bad is upper management - they just don't have people management skills. A continuous string of "restructurings" and outsourcing of jobs to Singapore. Upper management is rewarded for cost reductions at all costs, unfortunately they have cut too deep and too much experience has been lost. Not a recoverable situation.

    Also, the company bet the farm on dominating the 28nm node - well that didn't quite happen. Not good if you are planning on a lasting career here. Lot's of pressure to keep treading water.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ugly - upper management needs to be replaced. The board needs to seriously think about replacing the current CEO. The problem is they won't attract top flight talent, so bring Wim back!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    BEWARE!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are a "male" and a "schmoozer" you will do well.

    Cons

    "Boys Club"; Untrained managers; 50+ Get fired; Resistant to new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Take formal classes on how to manage engineering professionals.
    2. Try to learn technical aspects of area you are managing.
    3. Leave emotional baggage at home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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