Magma Design
3.1 of 5 43 reviews
www.magma-da.com San Jose, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated May 22, 2014

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Magma Design Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan

Rajeev Madhavan

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    The company is ok but not very stable.

    Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThe compensation and benefits are good. I found by hear say and salary checks that in general the salary is better. The heath insurance pays for almost anything but a lot of times you will be on the phone talking to someone to make sure that they actually pay what they are supposed to pay.

    ConsThe company had layoffs recently. The work is good but at the same time it is a small company fighting bigger companies for market share. They will probably get out of this rut sooner or later but with the layoffs you have to wonder if other rounds are to follow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management needs to get more R&D resources for core products.

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    The company is not bad

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsMagma is young and innovative company

    ConsThe EDA industry Magma belongs to does not have to much future

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time on team building

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Magma Design Automation (now Synopsys) -- Mumbai

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsThis was by far the best people I have worked with. It was managed by a very able and approachable technical manager. Nobody bothered about dress code, or timing, or formal communication when it could be conveyed casually. Everyone, including the manager, trusted everybody else, and I have never seen anybody break that trust.

    The domain being EDA, work was quite challenging and exciting.

    Playing around with ideas and trying to incorporate those ideas in the code was not only accepted but highly encouraged. And by this I do not mean the so called "innovation week" every company seems to have. The seniors were absolutely helpful and friendly, never "demanding" any respect. Of course they did not have to; by their own virtues they got it anyway. They were also among the best technical mentors I have ever had.

    Oh, and free lunch. :-)

    ConsWhen I was working, due to recession and legal battles, the pay was good but not very good (though there were employee stock options). From what I have heard Synopsys has rectified this situation to some extent.

    Also, since such companies have a very flat hierarchy, if you want to become a manager as quickly as possible, this is definitely not the ideal company for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don't let the fun and trust die in the web of corporate processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    well paid job but not much learning for testing roles

    Associate Member of Tech Staff (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsEmployees were approachable and knowledgeable, Flexible work hours, Good management, good work culture, paid well

    ConsWas a small company, so at times, I was required to work more than the number of hours per week mentioned in the offer letter. My role was in testing and I didn't get to learn as much I would had expected to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsMagma Design Automation was a software company in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. The company was founded in 1997 and maintained headquarters in San Jose, California, with facilities throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India

    ConsThe marketing, sales, management had so many thing to improved, but the company had almost no chance to finish that...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible environment But not good work

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsWe can maintain our work and personal life easily.

    ConsNeither manager nor senior employee are good in helping sub ordinates. There is a big difference in pay from team to teams.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood technology, team with very sound technical knowledge, fast moving.

    ConsNo work-life balance, long hours, work was haphazard and not pre-planned.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The company is in dire straits after acquisition by SNPS

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Greater Noida (India)

    ProsLess work pressure, now part of the largest EDA company.

    ConsThings are difficult after acquisition by SNPS, the people are treated as outsiders. No clear career path. Extremely uncertain future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not treat Magma employees in SNPS as outsiders

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was an enriching experience but unsatisfying financially

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStartup culture. Work responsibilities were good.

    ConsSalary Increments were not satisfactory.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    Prosthe environment inside is very casual and relaxed.

    Consthere was no progress for almost 3 years!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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