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Great company.... at least it used to be

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA

I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great people, flexible work hours... look forward to going to work everyday. Operations organization was awesome, with great managers. People who enjoyed work and got together socially to play softball, trivia, etc.

Cons

politics... and some individuals with attitudes
often unclear why certain people would get promotions when better candidates were everywhere!
Product / Test engineering management thought they were gods gift to the industry, packaging group was clueless

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to the style made famous by people like Bernie and/or Dennis Segers and/or Clay Johnson

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Transforming to a growth company

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The change that happened in the last 2 years seems to give the company an edge to the competition.

    Cons

    Work load is too much which translates to long working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good technology and success despite mismanagement

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good technology
    Interesting and challenging problems
    Talented, dedicated, unusually loyal people at the leaf level

    Cons

    Dwindling /political culture and stacked ranking make for an often unpleasant work environment. It encourages people to be more ruthless rather than collaborative.
    Obscure and proprietary problem spaces do not increase ones value much outside of the company
    Top down and deep hierarchy - most managers and many directors have muted decision making influence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business and people management go hand in hand. You will be more successful if you motivate 95%+ of a valuable workforce rather than demotivate 50%+ (in varying degrees). Good management has virtually no additional cost, but it is not easy. If you need a survey to try to figure it out, you probably will not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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