Xilinx Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
439 Reviews

3.1
439 Reviews
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov
330 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work !

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    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Hardware Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx part-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  3.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    growing and very sofisticated company

    Cons

    need more work balance and reduce stress from the people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your emploies and reduce stress and workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Good people, great products. Employees are empowered. Finally built a gym in SJ and it is a great one! Currently has a clear competitive edge.

    Cons

    Many groups are understaffed and people are overworked. The ratio of workers to VP is going down every year. Worrisome trend...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the staff accordingly to the company's growth. You are burning out people.

  6.  

    A good company worth your working here

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open, free, good opportunity, competitive, challenge

    Cons

    Not enough investment in China yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more resources into R&D China.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company has reinvented itself!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The senior management overhaul several years back set the wheels in motion for a major re-engineering effort (especially in software). There's extensive engineering talent, the company's silicon/software offerings right now are quite strong and the momentum we're gaining as a result is the real deal!

    Cons

    The reinvention has been a wild ride at times but overall a rewarding experience. Expect to work hard here - there is no free ride.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experiences of working at Xilinx

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    get to work on latest and greatest nodes , some really cool cutting edge of stuff , opportunity to pick up new things to learn. Stable company , good work-life balance , above all good pay and perks.

    Cons

    Encourage people at all levels to pursue innovation , company has brilliant people who are motivated to innovate and create differentiation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rocking !!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    senior design engineer for FPGA product

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    expanding quickly, competitive pay. strong local support from singapore government. good location for logistic. nice working environment

    Cons

    long working hours; headquarter is reluctant to share more advanced technology. the middle-level management is somehow lack to long-term vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Xilinx

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    Current Employee - Sales Field  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Field in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location, cafeteria, no dress code, no drug testing, calm environment

    Cons

    no cons to list now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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