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Good company with a lot of potential.

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

I have been working at Xilinx

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

A lot of talented people are attracted to Xilinx. We have a very strong team consists of a lot of experts each excells in their own field. You can definitely learn and grow in this environment. Also, you feel you can really make a difference.

Cons

It's a big company, it takes time to know people and the organization to become part of it. New comers may feel lonely.

Advice to Management

Facilitate and encourage collaborations between teams and organazitions. Continue and enhance the policy to reward employees who take their job very seriously and make extra effort to make the company successful.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    When did employees become a burden?

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Despite the recent downturns and low employee morale, this company is still one of the most vibrant and dynamic environment to work for. Compared to its competitors and others in the semiconductor industry, this still is a very open environment to work in with good relationship between management and employees. The overall spirit going around is that the economic downturn is going to be weathered and the company will regain its footing with confidence. This spirit, despite the recent layoffs and re-organizations is the reason why this is such a great company to work for.

    On the other hand, cracks are beginning to show in the facade...

    Cons

    Employees are not just numbers on paper. They are humans and will have human emotions. If treated well and respected, they will go out of their way to work for the well being of the company. The recent executive team overhaul changed the basic culture of the company to employees watching over their backs and not daring to speak their minds. Many very talented individuals are let go in increasingly senseless layoffs. This, coupled with the new semi-annual rating system is wearing down company morale never before seen in Xilinx history.

    People are now only doing their jobs to not get let go during the economic downturn. The basic sentiment is that one should not be the nail that sticks out, whether this is for good or for bad. This is not the CREATIVE spirit that got Xilinx to the Number 1 spot in the industry over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!

    The biggest thing right now is to make sure employees are not further demoralized. While it may not affect the short term, in the long run the reputation of the company may repel talented job applicants. People will jump ship!

    DO NOT make the layoffs a permanent part of Xilinx culture!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Once great company stumbles

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

    I worked at Xilinx

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty decent for most people, but it's very dependent on your manager. Xilinx maintains a decent benefits package and pay scales seem in tune with the valley.

    Cons

    Xilinx is essentially a single business company and that main business has become a commodity. Unfortunately, the company hasn't come to terms with the fact that it is no longer a technology-driven business.

    Stock options have been worthless for years, morale has plummeted (even before the recession had hit).

    Advice to Management

    Communication and strategic direction have suffered greatly since Wim left. There doesn't seem to be a direction anymore.

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