Xilinx Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov
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Pros
  • good work/life balance is great (in 45 reviews)

  • Good work - life balance, flexible work hours (in 21 reviews)

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

  • Work life balance is out the window (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Newbie

    Current Employee - Staff in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good effort reward balance.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities limited at higher level

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate more


  2. Good work/life balance

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

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance,
    good compensation
    People are open to share ideas and help others.

    Cons

    Could take a long time for promotions/career growth


  3. Senior Program Manager

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

    I have been working at Xilinx (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent in program implementation and execution

    Cons

    Too much corporate politics at time


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Political

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good compensation package. Top of the line gym in San Jose.

    Cons

    Every workplace has its politics - it's a matter of what you can take. I personally found the cult of personality at Xilinx was unbearable. Performance reviews/focal is ridiculous - overly burdensome with little to no ROI.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Stuck in the pat

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

    I worked at Xilinx

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and talented people. Positive work environment. Wonderful projects to work on. Independent thought is valued. You can get a lot of responsibility very quickly...assuming you want it.

    Cons

    Business processes are stuck in the past and in marketing most of the work feels like busy work...sifting through and compiling data that should be readily available. This distracts from what really needs to happen, i.e. running the business. Organization feels "siloed".

    Advice to Management

    Bring business processes into the 21 century as fast as possible so that the right data is readily available, when needed. Equally as importantly, figure out a way to bring the different organizations within X. closer together.


  7. CAD Engineer

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

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse workload, good work / life balance, fair pay

    Cons

    Isolated groups result in difficulty doing the right thing when multiple groups are involved. High resistance to change

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time focusing on doing things in the way that is best for the long term, not always what is best for right now


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good company but need less changes..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products with smart and friendly people. Good work life balance. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very unstable and political, consistent changes and re-org. Very little opportunity for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, consistent layoffs and unstable work environment will not help you achieve your financial goals


  9. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities

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

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are extremely friendly and want to help others to be successful.
    They produce a great product.
    There are many opportunities to learn and try new things.
    For the most part most roles have a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The company is going through a transition. This is not uncommon for tech companies, but it is a bit disruptive to the work environment at this time.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if we could hear from the Sr. Execs more often on business priorities, customer feedback and the industry environment.


  10. Really comfortable learning environment

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

    I worked at Xilinx

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and willing to teach during my first couple of months. Lots of really smart people that are great at what they do.

    Cons

    I was hoping that my project was more collaborative, as I would have loved to interact more with the employees at Xilinx.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to focus on incorporating more fun activities within the workplace so employees can get to know each other better.


  11. Constant change

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary. Leader in market. Company not going away..

    Cons

    Constant state of fear of your job

    Advice to Management

    Leave the politics to the government officials. Focus on running the business and respecting your employees.



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