Magma Design Reviews

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
43 Reviews
3.1
43 Reviews
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Magma Design Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan
Rajeev Madhavan
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  1.  

    magma design automation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    good salary , relaxed work culture

    Cons

    unstable , waek management , bad HR

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    Fast-paced, challenging and rewarding environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    Fast-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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    start up culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    Start up culture
    Opportunity to learn
    small company
    flat organization

    Cons

    very little process
    very bad top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better process

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Exciting, crazy, challenging, interesting, frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    Never do the same thing two days in a row. I've been give a lot of opportunities to try different things.

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Magma is a good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    Proper recognition
    Good salary
    OK benefits
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Long-term vision could be better

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very political company with no respect for employees

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    Small Organisation, more visibility in some teams

    Cons

    Long term vision is missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep communication flow open from US to India.

    No opinion of CEO
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    average

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

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    you can learn more advance technical knowedge

    Cons

    working place is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no commend

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magma Design

    Pros

    Its probably good for EDA folks.

    Cons

    Not a good place for IT / SAP/ IS folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Can be difficult to advance your career here.

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer

    I worked at Magma Design

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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