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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 for 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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It is exciting and busy.

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

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Working on leading product and technology. Company provide reasonalable benefits and compensations.

    Cons

    Workload sometimme can be extreme heavy and time pressure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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