Magma Design
3.1 of 5 42 reviews
www.magma-da.com San Jose, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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56% Approve of the CEO

Magma Design Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan

Rajeev Madhavan

(27 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great People and Tech

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Magma Design full-time for more than a year

ProsQuick customer response and great sensitivity to client's needs

ConsShort on resources and constantly fighting internal constraints

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand the sales force

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bought out by a great company!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Magma Design

ProsCutting Edge work! Less Process oriented!

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

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Startup with great potential ruined by inept management.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Magma Design full-time

ProsGreat products in the early days. High morale.

ConsMediocre management and lawsuit missteps costly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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smart people to work with

Software Architect (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Magma Design full-time for more than a year

Prossurrounded 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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energetic but not very organize

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Magma Design

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

Conssales 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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fast grow for young people

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Magma Design

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Magma Design

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

ConsInteresting 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very good place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Magma Design

Prosif you are technically good, you will thrive.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Constant change regardless of results

Application Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Magma Design

ProsActs like a startup, innovative

ConsIs not a startup, growth limited by opportunistic and short sighted mgmt behavior.

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with immature and inexperienced folks at top level across R&D/AE, be prepared for no career growth ...

Staff Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Magma Design

ProsIt has very good technology and probably is the only EDA company where you will have opp to learn entire flow from RTL-GDSII and become an expert. Lot of oppurtunities to learn and excel at new technologies

ConsWorst work-life balance with avg pay. Mgmt forgets that you have life and 70hrs workweek is very common ...with immature mgmt and inexperienced folks sitting at top levels , decision making is very skewed and talented employees are rewarded very well. Very artificial praises is the best you can get from mgmt ..with top brass so political and often trying to save their jobs, your credit is taken as theirs...

Advice to Senior Managementwith just 600 ppl, please try to encourage non-political free culture and reward your employees well especially support staff...they substitute your tools instability and features...promote only ppl who have experience and maturity ... also if a product is not catching up, please change the R&D architects and you need fresh eyes...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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