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Xilinx Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
411 Reviews
3.2
411 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 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.  

    Contractor, Design Verification Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company has reinvented itself!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  3. 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 (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

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    LISTEN to your employee's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are on par with the valley, flexible work / life balance but not sure if this is company wide.

    Cons

    Two company wide completed Employee surveys and the response has been very poor on the feedback provided, no positive tangible changes in operations. Seems the company are just "ticking a box" to make the employees feel a little better.......... respect your employee's, they're not blind to this. Make real changes that we can see, stop paying "lip service". also share the information with your management team, one particular group in Ops has seen very little of the feedback, what was in there???? I recommend Xilinx but stay away from operations.

    Also bizarre tolerance of drunk employee's in ops. - very clear, everyone is aware but nothing is done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the intelligence of your employee's in operations. Respect their position. Cease with the micro management on everyday tactical tasks and in general, it's suffocating and limits creativity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wastage of human resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Absolutely 0 pressure. Schedules are reasonably flexible. Nice leave structure.

    Cons

    1. Pay isn't on par with industry
    2. If you are a digital designer, you are going to be thoroughly disappointed. There is no design work that you would do that you would be proud of. The biggest block I did had a gate count of few hundred gates with 0 complexity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Xilinx

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Field in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Field in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, cafeteria, no dress code, no drug testing, calm environment

    Cons

    no cons to list now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    2003 : 100 Fortune Best Companies to Work for; 2013: Glassdoor unhappiest companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, high gross margin.

    Cons

    Low job security. Low morale, poor job training, unclear career path, overly cost driven, lack of leadership from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should take employees' concerns and feedback seriously.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Employees are not valued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great location, strong relationships at the worker level. Employees at the lower levels genuinely help each other. The technology is cutting edge.

    Cons

    Management is focused on cost cutting and does not value employees. Culture and values are non-existent under the new leadership. Disagreeing with management and constructive feedback are not tolerated. Only a select few people are rewarded and the performance management system is archaic. Many employees work in fear but are very loyal so they tolerate the stressful working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember why the company became successful - the employees. Learn from other successful leadership teams at other companies on how to earn respect and trust. Focus on growing the company, not just cost cutting. Pay attention to feedback and talk to actual workers, not just yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had freedom to work in my way - I was given a lot of freedom with respect to organizing my work and my methods of getting the work done.
    Got to use technologies I preferred
    Great team and mentor, welcomed me to the team and supported me throughout.

    Cons

    Software developers are not the most important people at Xilinx. Being a predominantly semi-conductor company hardware people with a EE are obviously the most influential people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please bring in more interns and try to convert them to full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging & Rewarding Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding learning experience
    Friendly co-workers who helps each other

    Cons

    Can be high pressure at times, but that is the nature of the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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