Tensilica

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Tensilica Reviews

11 Reviews
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Tensilica President & CEO Jack Guedj, Ph.D.
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  1.  

    Good work, Good responsibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tensilica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes releases get dragged due to a laid back attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work and empowering individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dynamic, engaging, challenging, content, fulflling

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

    I have been working at Tensilica

    Pros

    Fellow engineers, management, company size.

    Cons

    Company size, dependence on tier 1 customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Interesting Technology, but no career potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tensilica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Little 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Easy going innovative company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tensilica full-time

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    No incentive to achieve. Little say in direction of company. Little opportunity for advancement. Almost non-existent product planning. Poor quality control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Friendly workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tensilica

    Pros

    work in small group. Nice place.

    Cons

    Salary is sort of low

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work not much future prospects...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Tensilica

    Pros

    Tensilica 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.

    Cons

    Lack of management vision
    Cant seem to get any sales momentum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a market and focus on it.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company to start your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Tensilica as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not many refreshment activities or outings to make employees relaxed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Tensilica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very slow interviewing process.
    Delay in promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging work and great freedom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tensilica as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to communicate often with youngsters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tensilica as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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