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What has happened to Xilinx is tragic

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Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer
Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer

I worked at Xilinx

Pros

The pay and benefits are competitive. There are lots of bright, friendly people in the engineering positions. The balance between work and the rest of your life is reasonable.

Cons

Xilinx was a great company to work for under the leadership of Wim Roelandts. The emplloyees felt that the senior management cared about them and were not purely looking at the profits. All that has changed under the new regime. Something is seriously wrong when the software division is placed under the direction of four different VPs in a little over one year. Many excellent people have voluntarily left or been discarded.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Xilinx needs to return to its core values, placing people above profits. Cutting vital engineering jobs is a short-sighted strategy that only serves to demoralize the workforce and weaken the products.

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  1. Good Company in Transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Great technology and still has a culture of wanting to "play fair" with partners, vendors and suppliers. Also, good solid financial model that generates lots of cash (even in a downturn). The company is on a good track to be more efficient. A few of the management team are excellent.

    Cons

    The FPGA market has been growing slowly for years and this has limited the potential for individual advancement for many within the company. No new breakout markets or applications have arisen to stimulate industry growth and more of the same isn't a great strategy. ASSPs have been growing much faster.

    Also, we spend more than competitors but seem to accomplish less. CEO is working on fixing this.

    The management team who support the CEO is mixed (few are excellent, some are mediocre and 1 in particular is horrible).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look for credible ways to stimulate growth beyond just FPGAs.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Righting the ship

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Still one of the best cultures of any company in the valley
    The basic value proposition of the technology is good and getting better
    The company is successful financially
    New management had a lot to do to bring Xilinx into alignment with market realities. This was really tough medicine for the company to swal
    There seems to be a renewed focus on applications and customers

    Cons

    Definitely more work and more scrutiny on everything
    People remember fondly and wish for the utopia of the late 90s
    Slow growth is getting people down but this is true elsewhere in the valley and in the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The growth strategy might need to be more revolutionary than evolutionary and this might take a huge investment...Be ready to step up when that idea presents itself

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