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Xilinx Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 381 reviews

30% Approve of the CEO

Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov

Moshe Gavrielov

(276 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some flexibility in time keeping helps with the work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • Still many good people working there and there's reasonable work/life balance(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • The values of honesty and transparency have been eliminated by senior management by making employees fearful(in 25 reviews)

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

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    Great company with excellent execution and people

    Field Applications Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people and teamwork is top notch. The technology is very exciting and powerful. Great place to express ideas.

    ConsMarket vision and adaption is weak. Changing tactics with every wind is distracting and demotivating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRunning the company off of a database is rather scary. Talking to customers and listening is most important.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Got a lot of great experience, worked with some great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsXilinx is a leader in their industry leader. They are almost always the first to market with whatever technology they are creating. Programmable logic is a very cool class of product and having the opportunity to spend virtually my entire career with it has been a treat.

    ConsThey went from being employee focused to being results at all possible costs focused. So while they've established a fairly substantial leadership position for at least the near-term, it's been at the expense of good people leaving or getting laid off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The overall Xilinx experience, both as a customer and as an employee has gone nowhere but down in recent years

    Field Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsLeading edge tech... That's about it!

    ConsPure bottom line focus. Consideration of past relationships and future ones are out of vogue. Sad.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Don't forget what made Xilinx a success. Don't "deal" with your customers and employees, embrace and appreciate them.
    2. No one trusts you any more. Not your customers, your prospects, your distributors or your employees.

    Unfortunately, I'm not management really cares as they're just following the board's incentives so...

    3. The board should incent the next senior management team more wisely and broadly. There is more to the health of a company than it's current stock value. If you can't get people to want to work for you and want buy from you, what you have is people waiting for alternative options that they'll take them as soon as they can.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mushroom management (look it up)

    Staff Design Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsVery good pay. Still a market leader through just going only through process nodes.

    ConsDon't get sick. Even if you're confined to bed rest in a hospital they'll still keep calling you asking you to come in. Lip service is paid to caring for employees; meaningless offsites address the symptoms, not problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe're not robots. Bottom line and cutting corners are not everything. Get real managers and reposition those Peter Principle failures pervading your company. They may have been brilliant technically once but now they're all office politicians.

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    The work culture is deterioting

    Hardware Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsIt is an OK place to work. The benefit and bonus is good. Some employee is still trying to hold the warm culture from years ago.

    ConsManagement lacks value of respect. No room for development due to the outsourcing. Management is more like technical driver; not a coach or management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe important is the people; not the product. The management need to have better quality to manage people better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work/Life Balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsAutonomy in your role, benefits, perks and great atmosphere especially the people; professional and intelligent.

    ConsLimited upward mobility, takes a long time to implement ideas/ changes within a department, must be aligned with the right management to get things done

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

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    not a good place to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proschallenging tasks, smart and talented people. chance to promote.

    Consvery poor work-life balance for some groups, while other groups have almost no work.

    aggressive scheduling

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mix feelings

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for. The technology is innovating and interesting. Company has a lot of potential and will continue to grow.

    ConsPeople are not treating each other with respect, specially in customer operation. Management need to address the bully issue within the group

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    Once a top 100 company to work for is now a depressing prison

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsXilinx pays extremely well and has great benefits

    ConsThe mantra of do more with less eventually becomes unsustainable. The management team is filled with a bunch of brilliant engineers that are horrible managers and lack leadership ability. People show up to work -- depressed to be there, going through the motions only because they don't know how to get out. The passion for technology and innovation has slowly faded in the eyes of the masses. The most talented people have already left because they realize their career will be hampered by staying at Xilinx.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust because you say "words" does not mean that they resonate with employees. Come out of your glass towers and actually LISTEN to employees instead of pretending to listen. Your employee survey is a big, fat joke. Exec management doesn't truly take action. They play a charade pretending to make "progress" to appease employees. Xilinx at one point had the best of the best as far as employee talent -- however, the current management chain made a conscious decision to no longer value that asset. It became about what's in it for them...not what's best for the greater good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Hardware Intern (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsPeople here are real engineers. They know the stuff and do things carefully. and do their best.

    ConsI have never worked at other companies. But I don't see obvious Cons here at Xilinx.

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