Xilinx Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
390 Reviews
3.1
390 Reviews
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
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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.  

    Unreceptive and Arrogant

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    People don’t count, very political and exclusive, no loyalty everyone is trying to climb the corporate ladder and stepping on any one they can. Executive management is arrogant and that trickles down to middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company of unfair/baised distribution of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Xilinx is as usual a big name and great culture to flourish your skills.
    Nice place to get experience in vast field of semiconductors.
    Place is filled with highly calibrated and refined minds, hard-working people.

    Cons

    Let me share a very common incidence to support the title.
    I joined the company as Intern of embedded software, I literally devoted myself to it and hold a "unnoticed" record of minimum leaves (2 days in 1 year). I worked here 10+3 hrs/Day keeping in mind the brand. The turn of event took place when the Intern for months [2/4 in less than 2 months, 1/4 in 6 month, and 1/4 in 8 months] are offered permanent employments without any open interviews. The reason is fairly conveyed was the vacancy as someone left the Job.
    Times are tough here please choose the Job carefully as the are strict to work and deaf when you speak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should have a clear norms and criteria.
    Stop playing with the future of employee that join you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    design engineer

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    employee treatment at xilinx is good

    Cons

    work is not very good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

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

    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
  6.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    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

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

    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
  8.  

    Good for new graduate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    A good place to pick up new skills

    Cons

    Low salary, less chance for career development

  9. 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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  10.  

    Senior Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  11.  

    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)

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

    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

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