Magma Design Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Magma Design Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan
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  1. great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced, agile and nimble company. very connected with customers. good opportunity to fast track career growth.

    Cons

    continuous business pressure due to customer consolidation that over time drained ability to fund technology differentiation


  2. member of consulting staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very relaxing, no much pressure

    Cons

    no future for self development. hard or no way to get promoted or start some interesting or new directions.


  3. Great People and Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magma Design full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quick customer response and great sensitivity to client's needs

    Cons

    Short on resources and constantly fighting internal constraints

    Advice to Management

    Expand the sales force


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  5. Bought out by a great company!!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cutting Edge work! Less Process oriented!

    Cons

    Unsustainable Management process / Managers do not have your best interests! Great to be acquired!!


  6. Startup with great potential ruined by inept management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magma Design full-time

    Pros

    Great products in the early days. High morale.

    Cons

    Mediocre management and lawsuit missteps costly.


  7. smart people to work with

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    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magma Design full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    surrounded by smart people, solving classic hard CS problems, most of them NP-complete, so smart heuristics are invented to solve them. a lot of non-trivial ( i.e. not just a button somewhere ) inventions are made by the company.

    Cons

    very small market that are squeezed by both sides: foundry and semiconductor companies, hence very little growth in terms of business, and translated to little personal growth, even worse is that many Ph.Ds stayed there for long long years, so you need to wait them out to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    be brave, try to take the pie from the semiconductor companies, even though they are your customers.


  8. energetic but not very organize

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relative small, people are close and work as a team issue, information, communication can easier be heard and considered by the managerment

    Cons

    sales people are compliant to the customers, would accept all the requests issues sometime not be prioritized very well, work like fire fighters to the critical issue or to the major accounts


  9. Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High salary Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive. Remote access and working from home was permitted

    Cons

    Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive. Management was terrible. Leaders are short term focused and company strategy wasnt well thought out

    Advice to Management

    Management was terrible. Leaders are short term focused and company strategy wasnt well thought out. Management was too technical and didn't have much of a business understanding.


  10. fast grow for young people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    have chance to work on different accounts, talk to different people everyday

    Cons

    it's fluctuating with the whole market, a lot of re-orgs.


  11. Very good place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if you are technically good, you will thrive.

    Cons

    high work pressure as the company is always pushing the technology envelope with fewer resources then its competitors



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