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Xilinx Reviews in Boulder, CO

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
411 Reviews
3.2
411 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very profitable company that is number one in a healthy industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Good mobility within company. Good salary and bonus. Good benefits. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Layoffs sometimes appear not to be well thought out. Out sourcing is limiting some opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once very innovative, now very bureaucratic.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The technology is amazing, there are many challenges to face. They have good benefits, the stock purchase plan is excellent.

    Cons

    My boss was actually angry with me for doing something that would help the whole software group, because it was not on my goals. Goals are more important than productivity or innovation. They are cutting down on the ability to work from home, they want to be able to monitor you better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the message you send with your endless paper pushing. Xilinx was once the leader in innovation. You can't fit innovation and your dead "measurable goals" into the same company. I was laid off, and I am VERY glad to be out. Unemployed is better than working at Xilinx!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Embedded Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Embedded Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexible! Competitive Salary! Great benefits! Challenging! Work/life balance! Dynamic!

    Cons

    Not many company events! Unexpected lay-offs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Great Mentor ship.Good work life balance.Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Average Compensation.Need more challenging work. Stagnant growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture prior to 2010- people first, creative work environment

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    Former Employee - Account Management in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Account Management in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable technology - leader in their field

    Cons

    Corp culture & profitibility squeezed many employees out of jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on workforce and indivitual growth for the companies long term stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    In the business of helping other companies innovate, but internal processes are old, inefficient, and expensive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, ability to work from home. Somewhat flexible work hours. ESPP, 401k matching, and health benefits are all great!

    Cons

    Decisions are made in my department by senior managers who don't understand the customers' needs. Internal processes are slow, inefficient, and error prone, and therefore expensive. Things that can and should be automated are being done manually, requiring much more work than necessary. They won't replace people in my department when they leave, so we are now doing 2x the work with 1/2 the number of people.

    Although the schedule is flexible, I often have to be available for meetings early in the morning or late at night because the development team is in India and China.

    Layoffs are frequent and with no communication. It's frustrating to be working on a project with someone, have them not show up to a meeting, only to find out that they have been laid off. This has happened more than once!

    The performance review process is a joke. Self assessments have no bearing on grade, and bonuses/raises are not given fairly. Profit sharing used to include everyone in the company, but now only goes to some employees based on review grade.

    Work + work + work + work = burnout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with, listen to, and respect your employees. We give you a lot of our lives; this isn't just an 8-5 job. Treat us with the professionalism you expect us to give you.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    From one of the best100 companies to one of the worst

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting people. First years - a lot of fun, discussions, exchange of ideas. Scientific seminars, learning. I felt that management was interested in people

    Cons

    No promotions, no growth, not even single "Thank you" for job well done. Focal review has become humiliation lesson. Often your effort is evaluated inversely proportional to contribution. People start to leave company in masses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save old culture if you can

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never in my 14 year software/hardware career have I worked at a better company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Xilinx empowers employees, compensation is inline with market, CEO knows what he is doing. The product in the marketplace is gaining acceptance and maintaining dominance over our major competitors.

    Cons

    Many employees have a "its not my job" attitude or feel entitled to their job for just showing up. Lack of formal training for new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move business systems out of ops and IT and into the hands of the business people who use them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company, now not so

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Salary was top shelf, but has certainly leveled off.
    A leader in their industry.
    The company is profitable and has money to spend.

    Cons

    It is simply a grind. Do what you are told, hit deadlines, perform better than your peers, do it all again next review period. Do same thing next review period, except better. Impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current pace is unsustainable. Good people are leaving due to unrealistic work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    New software pushing company to death bed

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    Former Employee - FAE in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - FAE in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Established business, but shrinking slowly. Good profit margin. decent salary for semiconductor industry.

    Cons

    Extremely political environment. Lots of internal conflicts and clouts due to poor quality new software being pushed out to customers. Good people are let go. Company spent hundreds of millions of dollars and trusted some incapable people to develop it. Now it is struggling with the mistake and punishing the customers by forcing them to adopt new software that is not complete or stable, and is worse than old one. Instead of focusing on necessary areas, company spent big money on this useless piece, while the competition is surging ahead in key areas.

    This will finish the company..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customer needs. Focus on employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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