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There is hope, but HR performance rating system is encouraging back-stabbing culture.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Xilinx

Pros

Some of the best people to work with.
Still has innovation at the core.

Cons

Confusion up and down the command chain.
Clean and efficient execution still face challenges.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Modify performance rating system to promote team work, not back-stabbing.
Sr. management should start actively listen to the ground level workers, that's where the pain is. Find the pain, and develop plans to address the pain.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Tired...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    - convenient commute
    - decent compensation
    - interesting technology
    - stable revenue & good margin

    Cons

    - new management is hard to swallow...
    - re-org after re-org, nurturing only those political monsters with thick faces and less than minimum decency to other human beings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    life is short... be good for a change... remember how you saw the world when you were a little kid... having fun and imagine things... there are more things in life on earth than "efficiency"

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Is it possible that the "The Cadence Mafia" at Xilinx may work for Altera ? or Xilinx - WTF happened?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    great technology
    interesting work
    smart technology people

    Cons

    Rank and rating system has destroyed most of what Xilinx was before "The Cadence Mafia" took over. This system will be the turning point of this company and will reduce it to a commodity developer with Altera taking more market share. Progress and innovation is NOT changing a brand with a new logo colour or a notional pyramid - are you trying to sell tennis shoes or deodorant? Users of these special parts don't care about a colour or a pyramid - they want great silicon and tools based on the legacy of 25 years of innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting some of the science projects was a good idea. However, you are taking this too far into a commodity scenario.
    Drop the new rank and rating system - unless the goal is to further purge the US work force.
    Realize that "offshoring" your workers is more costly than what dollars alone can measure. Man up to the reality that the strategy seems to layoff as much of the US side of Xilinx and "hire" the whole of India. There is a collective vote of "no confidence" with the present leadership from the perspective of employees NOT in the LSI - Cadence crew.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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