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A good place, but underpaid

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

I have been working at Xilinx

Pros

Flexible schedule
lots of interesting projects
With in small groups there is no politics
Lots of smart people willing to share information

Cons

Salary is below others in the industry
Several reorgs in the past couple of years
Few processes in place to duplicate success across organization

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure no further reorgs occur.
Clearly define the metrics for success across the company
Ensure all vp's can clearly articulate the future organizations

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great to Hate

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

    I worked at Xilinx

    Pros

    Good technology and ability to sustain market advantages into the future
    Good people that basically want to do the right things, but are being inhibited by structure and management
    Nice location - campus is nice with plenty of parking.

    Cons

    Very political - CYA more important then progress
    Lack of innovation - do the same thing and expect better results
    Lack of leadership - new Senior Management does understand the business they are in. Their background is ASICs and expensive tools; have no intuitive feel for customer needs.
    "Everything must go" mentality of new CEO -- was everything really that broken? Xilinx is #1 in the industry, makes great profits and was holding it's own in market share. Some things needed to be improved, but throwing everything out is not the right solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand WHY customers use your products - price is not the only thing that is important.
    People are critical to long term success - morale is poor, innovation is dead, cracking the whip is a recipe for long term complete collapse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's Dour

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.
    Good facilities.
    Good work/life balance if you're in the right project.
    You get to work on interesting, cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Everyone is wondering whether they will have a job tomorrow. The layoffs to prop up the profit margin have destroyed the once impressive Xilinx culture.

    It sucks working with people 12.5 timezones away you can't understand on crappy IP phones knowing that they will eventually get your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will lose many once dedicated employees when the economy improves. So when that time comes (and it will), my advise to you is to stand clear of the doorway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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