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Altera Overview

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San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Company - Public (ALTR)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Xilinx, Lattice Semiconductor
Altera Corporation is at the forefront of technology innovation, providing customers programmable solutions for leading-edge electronic systems that are shaping our modern world. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Altera has been supplying the industry with access to ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
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    I worked at Altera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work. Great Colleagues and Smart Engineers

    Cons

    Low Compensation, Large Company, Moves after deliberation

    Advice to Management

    Become Agile

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Altera Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (Santa Cruz, CA) in September 2007.

    Interview

    First, I had a phone screening with an Engineering Manager. He went through my resume, asking questions relating to my previous experience. After elaborating on my experience working in large software projects and using established software practices, he started asking me very simple technical questions.

    A few days later, I got an email from HR telling me that the screening went well, and asking me to come for an onsite. Then, I had interviews with two panels of 2 or 3 engineers, asking relevant Software Engineering questions, and your typical coding whiteboarding. Later I had lunch with the hiring manager.

    About a week after, I got another email from the Hiring Manager saying that the interviews went well, and asking me to come in for a presentation. I had to come in and give a presentation to a larger set of engineers on any topic I chose.

    Finally, after that was done, I was given an offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I'm not good at negotiating.

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Altera Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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