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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.  

    It was used to be better

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance is great

    Cons

    No excitement. It is getting boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Xilinx needs to retain and hire talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to grow & learn both hard and soft skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Great experience. You get to learn and be exposed to a lot. Every day is different and exciting. They promote continuing to build on yourself. The Senior VPs are great leaders.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and bureaucracy. The hours are ridiculous and your managers don't care about that. Salary and work distribution is unfair. Too much old technology at the company considering it is all about tech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ditch favoritism - it's not a good look. Commend and recognize your employees when they do a good job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tough place for Marketing

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Advanced technology in a great niche

    Cons

    For marketing this place is nearly impossible. It is so engineering driven that no real marketing takes place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more power and authority to marketing. Make them own the business like most other companies do when they get larger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for new graduate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good place to pick up new skills

    Cons

    Low salary, less chance for career development

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great up to say 2010. After that micro-management style.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    great promising technology. good employees. healthy stock prices. you will learn a lot from other individuals. Location is good. Overall an OK company

    Cons

    management style has really take a nose-dive since about 2008 or so. The work culture of trust is gone, and micro management is the new mantra of everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restore the trust

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Average to above employees. Mostly good people but lack the killing instinct to succeed. Great technology, good to stay and learn for 3-5 years. Good balance between work and life. Well protected due to patents and hence the take it easy attitude.

    Cons

    Management is very conservative. No desire to break in to new markets. Need to suck up to management for moving up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Xilinx- Good company to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    It provides good work life balance for non-manager employees. Provides good profession growth if you work for long time.

    Cons

    Facilities for employees are not good. No standard process. Compensation is moderate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    GREAT PEOPLE!
    Small team, challenging, hands on, collaboration is good, focussed on revenue

    Cons

    HR and MGMT squeezing employees too much for costs/EPS!
    Very tactical, too short term focused, performance does not get reflected accurately in reviews, too much CYA as there is very heavy upper management involvement and intervention in tactical and strategic actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing employees more, leave the functions to their job without intervening at every level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Xilinx 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.

    Cons

    They 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.

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

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

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    Former Employee - Field Sales
    Former Employee - Field Sales

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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