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Xilinx Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
406 Reviews
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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 20 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.  

    Great company, can be political

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great high tech focused company with exciting new things to work on often.
    Flexible work hours and vacation policies.

    Cons

    Sometimes too focused on the race for the next node and not focused on real innovation.
    It gets really political at the top, some decision are made without data and more for political and personal benefits rather than the good of Xilinx.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rationalize the innovations so that you do not go the way of so many companies who didn't stop to think and just continued doing what they always did.

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

    Short term and Directionless

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Allow work from home
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No Mentorship
    No SMART Objectives
    Hierarchical decision making and axe will fall on lower level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Unreceptive and Arrogant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (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
  6.  

    It was used to be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7.  

    Tough place for Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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

    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
  9. 4 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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mushroom management (look it up)

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good pay. Still a market leader through just going only through process nodes.

    Cons

    Don't get sick. Even if you're confined to bed rest in a hospital they'll still keep calling you asking you to come in. Lip service is paid to caring for employees; meaningless offsites address the symptoms, not problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're not robots. Bottom line and cutting corners are not everything. Get real managers and reposition those Peter Principle failures pervading your company. They may have been brilliant technically once but now they're all office politicians.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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