Magma Design

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Updated May 22, 2014

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3.1 43 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Magma Design Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan

Rajeev Madhavan

(28 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast-paced, challenging and rewarding environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast-paced and challenging environment, dynamic people with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Very little bureacracy (although this has its downside too - see "cons") allowing for quick decision making.

    ConsVery little formal management process in place - it works on a small scale, but would be difficult to scale. No formal career development program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood salary , relaxed work culture

    Consunstable , waek management , bad HR

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    start up culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStart up culture
    Opportunity to learn
    small company
    flat organization

    Consvery little process
    very bad top management

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter process

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting, crazy, challenging, interesting, frustrating

    Senior Applications Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsNever do the same thing two days in a row. I've been give a lot of opportunities to try different things.

    ConsA bit of a roller coaster. One day we're doing great, the next day customers hate us.

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    Magma is a good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProper recognition
    Good salary
    OK benefits
    Flexible work schedule

    ConsLong-term vision could be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very political company with no respect for employees

    Technical Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsVery motivated and inspirational CEO and great people who work very hard at the root level. That is where good things end.

    ConsVery political and no direction senior management. How can you continually lay-off people for around 8 quarters? People cant think of more than a quarter in this company including the CEO and this is very bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave to learn to be visionaries. Have to think of motivating people to build long term careers at Magma which is fast disappearing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It could be better

    Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsSmall Organisation, more visibility in some teams

    ConsLong term vision is missing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep communication flow open from US to India.

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    average

    Senior Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Prosyou can learn more advance technical knowedge

    Consworking place is not good

    Advice to Senior Managementno commend

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    Poor operations management (hiring/layoff) policy in IT / IS

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIts probably good for EDA folks.

    ConsNot a good place for IT / SAP/ IS folks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive credit to managers that make things happen.

    Not managers-of-mangers, who had no knowledge
    of how the project happened other than the status of the project.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be difficult to advance your career here.

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsThe work can be technically challenging, interesting and well-varied. Some extremely smart and talented people to work with. Some cutting edge (for their time) concepts in EDA.

    ConsThe company executives often drink their own kool-aid instead of focusing on the reality of the competitive EDA landscape. Company often does not respect your personal time - difficult to get vacation time or work a realistic schedule. When layoffs are looming, they most likely have already selected people to lay off (if you've been there less than a few years - watch out!), but can still make an effort to make it look like those individuals are not performing (for easier termination) by piling on additional work & pulling in due dates so that it's impossible to succeed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be transparent! If the company is targeting solid-performing people for layoffs, don't lead them on, burn them out or make it look like it's all their fault. Don't repeatedly invest in low profit margin technology areas that consume huge development resources and instead focus on strengthening the company's core technologies and quality. Executives need to tone down the rhetoric.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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