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Xilinx Reviews in Albuquerque, NM

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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov
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Pros
  • Some flexibility in time keeping helps with the work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • flexible work hours, high gross margin (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth, no idea when senior management will close the site for another low cost center (in 26 reviews)

  • very poor work-life balance for some groups, while other groups have almost no work (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    was a great experince

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    Former Employee - IC Layout Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - IC Layout Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Xilinx

    Pros

    xilinx was a great company to work for , the work place was nice, my co worker was one of the best people I work with in many years.

    Cons

    don't have too much to said about downsides of working at Xilinx. Work load was a little much
    in the pass few years, but it was ok.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    I used to be proud to work for Xilinx

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Co-workers are good to work with and have for the most part been team players.
    We get to build a good product that I think still has great potential.

    Cons

    New goal system actually discourages teamwork. While it is intended to motivate you to meet your goals, the side effect is that helping others might lower your place on the curve. This would lead to less chances for raises and bonuses.

    Top level management is out of touch with their employees. Xilinx used to be consistently one of the top ten companies to work for, now it doesn't even make the list. The attitude from the top seems to be one of little respect for the employees, their experience or skills. It seems the employees are considered easily interchangeable resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stock value should not be the only consideration in how to run a company. Communicate more openly and honestly with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good People can't live on thin air

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    1) Intelligent, hard working employees
    2) The paycheck comes as long as you're here
    3) Some mid-management understands

    Cons

    1) Can we ever recover innovation and faith in this company?
    2) Forced Bell curves are medieval. What are Moshe and his HR cronies thinking?
    3) Do they care or is this a moot point before the company wholesales to Singapore and India?
    4) Are they laughing at our whining while they flog good people to death?
    5) Pride in American technology and innovation?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Moshe and his "yes men lackeys". Please, this company was built on the intelligence of fine people, innovative products, and great leadership. Just tell us when this will all be over and let us get on with our lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's Dour

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.
    Good facilities.
    Good work/life balance if you're in the right project.
    You get to work on interesting, cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Everyone is wondering whether they will have a job tomorrow. The layoffs to prop up the profit margin have destroyed the once impressive Xilinx culture.

    It sucks working with people 12.5 timezones away you can't understand on crappy IP phones knowing that they will eventually get your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will lose many once dedicated employees when the economy improves. So when that time comes (and it will), my advise to you is to stand clear of the doorway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    CREATIVE is just a legacy. Too many levels of management and a CEO who doesn't recognize the value in real creativity.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    It can be exciting working for the leader in programmable logic. Good pay, good benefits, nice facilities, and some really good people to work with.

    Cons

    The Xilinx culture used to stress "CREATIVE" values. This has fallen by the wayside and, as with most American corporations, the focus is now on cost reduction and outsourcing at the expense of company values. This is understandable in today's economy but the respect, comradery, and sense of community and creativity that used to make Xilinx stand out from other jobs has taken a more survivalistic turn and morale has suffered dearly. People seem to be protecting themselves and there is no longer a team spirit present. Xilinx is also very top heavy with too many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less management, less outsourcing of internal systems such as annual reviews. More technical training availability - not just managerial training. Encourage and invite input from employees on technical issues. Less distance and secrecy between managers and employees. More clarity on goals and expectations. More feedback on job performance. More effective communication while at the same time fewer superfluous meetings. More attention to fostering an employee's individual talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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