Xilinx

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Xilinx Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
420 Reviews
3.2
420 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 45 reviews)

  • flexible work hours, high gross margin (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth, no idea when senior management will close the site for another low cost center (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    In the business of helping other companies innovate, but internal processes are old, inefficient, and expensive.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, ability to work from home. Somewhat flexible work hours. ESPP, 401k matching, and health benefits are all great!

    Cons

    Decisions are made in my department by senior managers who don't understand the customers' needs. Internal processes are slow, inefficient, and error prone, and therefore expensive. Things that can and should be automated are being done manually, requiring much more work than necessary. They won't replace people in my department when they leave, so we are now doing 2x the work with 1/2 the number of people.

    Although the schedule is flexible, I often have to be available for meetings early in the morning or late at night because the development team is in India and China.

    Layoffs are frequent and with no communication. It's frustrating to be working on a project with someone, have them not show up to a meeting, only to find out that they have been laid off. This has happened more than once!

    The performance review process is a joke. Self assessments have no bearing on grade, and bonuses/raises are not given fairly. Profit sharing used to include everyone in the company, but now only goes to some employees based on review grade.

    Work + work + work + work = burnout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with, listen to, and respect your employees. We give you a lot of our lives; this isn't just an 8-5 job. Treat us with the professionalism you expect us to give you.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Xilinx is, with a few exceptions, a pretty well run and staffed company.

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Xilinx appears to have a good position in the market and has consistently been profitable. Benefits are good: health, retirement, ESPP, etc. Cooperation and response from most coworkers is very good. Management seems to be paying more attention to the employees.

    Cons

    I understand that he furious pace of product design/development has taken it's toll on some employees. Constant effort to maintain/improve margins has compromised some business decisions. Expansion of overseas operations have resulted in curtailments in the US and Ireland (a pretty "western centric" perspective).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The obvious: keep looking for the balance between margins/profitability and taking care of your employees. Take a hard, long term look at where you're going to run your business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    financial analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx as a contractor

    Pros

    friendly people and staff culture

    Cons

    not transparent in every way and anything unpredictable can happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    extensive payoffs occur!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great technology, intense work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work on great technology. Invest a lot in R&D.

    Cons

    Work, work, work and work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    watch out for employee burnout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not what it once was

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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 (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
  7. 2 people 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 3 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 (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
  10. 5 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 (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
  11.  

    Contractor, Design Verification Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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

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