Xilinx Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
392 Reviews
3.1
392 Reviews
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov
285 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it once was

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Market leaders, good technology,

    Cons

    Top down ONLY, no employee development, its all about the business and nothing about the people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value the human collateral you have in your employees at all levels not just Directors and above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xilinx

    Pros

    WAS a great company to work for.

    Cons

    It WAS a great company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the Wim years on how to run a company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    work life balance, interesting projects

    Cons

    average pay, career development, motivation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Originally felt like family. Since Jan 2008 like working for organized crime family.

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    Current Employee - Producer of Results  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Producer of Results in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Generally good people, though as other have point out, becoming less with each round of layoff. Very frustrating to work hard, get result and not be appreciated.

    Cons

    Lackluster management. Just bosses, no leaders. Continuous layoff. Flawed approach to forcing performance distributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take money and run. Wait, already done former, so now just leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    From one of the best100 companies to one of the worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for 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
  7.  

    Contractor, Design Verification Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Verification Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Managers are open minded and willing to give candidate opportunities.

    Cons

    Good communication needs some improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be able to identify and keep and promote the technically talented individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company has reinvented itself!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good for a while, until changes at the CEO and upper management level screwed everything up

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good products, market leader, convenient location

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, no trust between employees and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having so many layoffs - build a good team and then keep it in place to get the job done

  10. 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 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    ssGreat

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have great technology and software.

    Cons

    Constant shuffling of senior management, several marketing and sales directors and vps are extremely under qualified. Continuous layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your senior management problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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