Tensilica
3.7 of 5 11 reviews
www.tensilica.com Santa Clara, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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67% Approve of the CEO

Tensilica President & CEO Jack Guedj, Ph.D.

Jack Guedj, Ph.D.

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good work, Good responsibility

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsState of the art microprocessor architecture. Excellent projects to work on. Helpful people. Lot of responsibility and footprint in work

    ConsSometimes releases get dragged due to a laid back attitude

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the good work and empowering individuals

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

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    Dynamic, engaging, challenging, content, fulflling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFellow engineers, management, company size.

    ConsCompany size, dependence on tier 1 customers.

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

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    Interesting Technology, but no career potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe technology is very interesting and flexible
    Getting some good customers
    Very bright people
    Impressive marketing makes them appear bigger
    Almost a university atmosphere sometimes

    ConsLittle possibility for career growth
    Highly unorganized. We try to do everything and therefore most things don't get done well.
    Management makes promises that it can't keep to employees and customers
    Low compensation - everyone gets almost the same raise (small, if any), regardless of contribution

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet aligned, stop the internal politics, empower people and hold them accountable (both for the bad and with rewards for the good)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy going innovative company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood work life balance. Opportunity to work on state of the art microprocessor cores with many tier 1 customers. Many talented engineers, very technically savvy management.

    ConsNo incentive to achieve. Little say in direction of company. Little opportunity for advancement. Almost non-existent product planning. Poor quality control.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPoor incentives for engineering results in underachievement, dragged out development cycles and poor product quality. Bad sales incentives leads to fewer, smaller and less profitable deals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Proswork in small group. Nice place.

    ConsSalary is sort of low

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    Good place to work not much future prospects...

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsTensilica has interesting technology and is unique at what it does.
    It is easy to keep a good work and life balance there but I think this
    comes at the cost of its financial success. There is not a lot of energy
    there and I believe most people are more interested in family life balance
    then making the company a true success. Successful companies usually
    get there by hard work and long hours. Most people put in a 40 hour work
    week and then go home.

    ConsLack of management vision
    Cant seem to get any sales momentum

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a market and focus on it.

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    Very good company to start your career

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsStart-up like work culture, good salaries and very helpful colleagues. Good place to learn things especially at the beginning of your career.

    ConsNot many refreshment activities or outings to make employees relaxed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging and deeply technical work.
    Helpful colleagues and seniors.
    Open atmosphere.
    Work life balance.

    ConsVery slow interviewing process.
    Delay in promotions.

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

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    Challenging work and great freedom

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork is interesting and challenging
    No strict work timings
    Compensation is great
    Management is helpful

    ConsAlmost no young people
    No chance to get a good position unless you are a PhD

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to communicate often with youngsters.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good. But work gets done very slow and its a small company so not much scope for applying your brains unless its in DSP.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall and growing company. If you stick around for long enough, good chances of enormous raise.

    ConsSlow and monotonous work. Also, not many young people there so work isn't exactly fun.

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

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