Xilinx
2.6 of 5 380 reviews
www.xilinx.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Xilinx Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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2.7 155 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov

Moshe Gavrielov

(106 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    4 people found this helpful  

    Inexperienced and bad managers destroying 20 years of value

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsOk salary and profitability. Ok work-life balance.

    ConsVery incompetent and inexperienced management team in PPG running the show. People are used as step stones for these almost-corrupt folks to climb higher and higher. It is surprising how they keep fooling the highest management. The rank and file are filled up with goof-up and hush-up guys.

    There are admins, and then there are bad admins on high heels with management dsesignations. And then there are the swollen face employees. Do yourself a favor. Get some other job that pays you 10-20% less, you will be happier. Unless you are of the above type.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust leave and never come back. The company needs a complete overhaul.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a good experience working At Xilinx.

    Sales Operations (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsVery bright group of people to work with.

    ConsDirect communication seems to be a stumbling block for this company. It is not perceived as a positive thing and as a result, too many meetings, not enough clear decisions and actual plan of action.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSay what you mean and mean what you say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    overall an excellent company to work for, this is not an average place to work, expect to put in your total work horse.

    Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsPeople, environment, opportunities, facilities and training for its employees.

    Consnone, work-load and expectation are higher than usual

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great technology, good salary, bad work life balance and terrible upper management

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsXilinx has some outstanding talent and cutting edge technology. If you are single, enjoy really complex and interesting problems to solve and don't mind insane workloads, this place has some interesting opportunities. Compensation is good for the area as long as you don't divide by the number of hours actually worked.

    ConsThis is no longer a culture of open and fun innovation that anyone can participate in. Shareholder returns rule everything. Management pushes engineers on insane schedules burning out even the best of the best. There is a frequent "raise the bar" reference from upper management which means great work will be punished by tightening the thumbscrews on your next set of goals.

    Management appreciates "Yes" men and quietly removes those that disagree or voice other opinions. This corporation is a perfect Peter Principle case study with a lot of the promoted incompetence weighing down from the senior director and above levels. Upper management does not value employees and treats them as expendable.

    This is NOT a good place to consider for employment as a software engineer if you are married, have outside commitments, or generally expect a life outside of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a complete U-turn and focus resources on employees, not kissing shareholder behinds. You may be surprised how this actually converts into a nice long term return on your investment. This company is capable of far more than it is achieving if you simply invest big time in your employees. There is a very good reason the CEO approval rating is so low, go understand why and fix it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I've worked here for 10+ years. Used to be good place to work but morale has taken a dive in the last couple of years.

    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsIf you are a "yes" man there is opportunity to move up in the corporate ladder. The managers and VP's in my department don't like disagreement.

    ConsThe company downsizes regularly. Employees create projects to look busy, Managers are clueless and lie to hit goals. Morale is at the lowest I've seen in my 10+ years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a course on business ethics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So far so good

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Pros1. At Xilinx we have access to the latest technologies in the industry. The race with our major competitor cause both companies to invovate.
    2. Simulation and verfication first methodology. Not proof by test chip mentalty.
    3. compensation is reasonable (Given the trajectory of the stock).
    4. Good benefits.

    Cons1. Slow decision process. Decisions made by commity.
    2. Big companies often we have too many meetings. Xilinx is no exception here. Spawns from decision by commity
    3. No on-site gym

    Advice to Senior Managementstreamlining the decision making process would provide Engineering with more time to deliver better products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    technically competitive, tight schedules

    Staff Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat learning experience and top notch team

    Constechnically aggressive and intensive work schedule may pose difficulty for people who are not used to it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is an OK company

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsWork Life balance has always been a Pro at Xilinx. Employees treat each other with respect. Compensation and benefits are ok.

    ConsThe focal reviews that take place every six months create unnecessary sense of competition that ends up working against teamwork and culture. There is also no focus on employee career development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on employee career development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good balance between wrok and life

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsThe company has innovative products.

    Consrecently adopted half year review process sucks. It creates unnecessary turn over.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    so far.. so good.. i am enjoying my tenure here

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Prosever changing decisions and last minute changes to plans

    Consgood management in-spite of issues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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