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Aldec Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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Stanley M. Hyduke
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "beware... between love and hate there is only one step!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aldec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - lots of responsibility, opportunity to wear many hats and learn
    - small, dynamic environment, mostly good people

    Cons

    - privately owned, total lack of transparency... decisions can come out of nowhere and must not be questioned
    - too many examples of great people anathematized by the CEO after getting on his wrong side
    - culture of fear
    - no career development opportunities, very few senior people to learn from
    - challenging competitive situation, limited differntiation

    Advice to Management

    - invest in developing your employees, it is the only way to grow
    - do not forget that what you see in others is a reflection of yourselves
    - think about business benefits of good culture


  2. "Good place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere is very friendly and peaceful. People care about each other's words. Plenty of opportunity to learn new things. Help you to be creative.

    Cons

    Compare to big 3 is small. Vegas weather.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the marketing and sales team.

  3. "Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldec full-time

    Pros

    Great team and small but fast-paced environment.
    Lots of opportunities for beginners as provides growth in technical aspects. The newly formed team environment is really different and better than the older one.

    Cons

    Vegas weather.
    Less pay compared to Bay area.You need to utilize the position assigned to you. There won't be someone keeping an eye at you all the time and so you need to stay hungry for new things on your own. Self-motivation.


  4. "Good but not very challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aldec part-time

    Pros

    Laid back work, Good working people

    Cons

    not a challenging position. Lack of inspiration


  5. "Application engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldec part-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very good for learning. Employees are like a family together. My boss does not give me hard time and he is very understandable and helpful.

    Cons

    As of now, I have not faced any cons.


  6. "What a Waste of a Year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aldec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There really aren't many pro's unless you have no experience and need a job desperately. They like to hire telemarketing people and pay them hourly.

    Cons

    No real management or people with industry experience. Owner likes a tiny cubicle environment with a telemarketing team of people that say they do sales. New sales are achieved by discounting product lower then competition. Turnover is outrageously high. Lot's of key people eliminated and new people that were hired are college graduates with a Visa for the most part. Key positions, (CIO, CTO, VP of Sales, VP of Engr, VP of Finance), are non existent in USA. Too many more cons to list.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to a real EDA outfit.


  7. "Stay far, far, away!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aldec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were great until we dropped like flies and left for 100X better opportunities.

    Paid the bills until said opportunity was official.

    Cons

    Management didn't realize the potential of the engineers and shat on them at every turn.

    There was absolutely no room to grow.

    The benefits were nothing to write home to.

    Even worse, no bereavement!! My loved one passes away and you FORCE me to either go without pay or my vacation time. Complete BS.

    Vacation accrument was awful and barely gave enough time to do anything.

    Dumping responsibilities on to the engineers that were left instead of hiring more, OR hiring engineers and giving them ZERO guidance and still expecting them to be experts.

    Refusing to change to meet or compete with other companies.

    Honestly, the list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything.

  8. "need engineering help"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aldec full-time

    Pros

    very friendly staff members in sales and engineering.
    work environment is quiet peaceful and not stressful.
    flexible with requests for time off.

    Cons

    not enough help in engineering and marketing.
    management of engineering needs to be better then what it is now.

    Advice to Management

    bring in a bigger group of engineering talent.
    do a better job keeping pace with competitors products.


  9. "Forward thinking and fast-paced environment with great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has gone through many changes since 2013 which was inevitable. Amazing co-workers who are respectful to each other and passionate about their job. Its a small company so you will learn a lot - critical element for young talent. There are not many companies in the world who makes SystemVerilog simulator - Aldec is one of them - so you will be working with cutting edge technology and very smart people. Salary and benefits are good. Amazing work/life balance makes this company less stressful.

    Cons

    Its a small company so there is a limited vertical growth. Not located in silicon valley - which seems to be the problem for many people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dissatisfaction due to management changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aldec full-time

    Pros

    Working at Aldec gives you experience in the EDA industry to work for a more stable and better EDA company. This is not a great place to end up, but is only a great place to start and get exposed.

    Cons

    - Management has changed over the last 6 months, which led to a majority of the team leaving or being let go
    - Key management guys were never replaced - causing confusion for everyone in the office.
    - Engineers reported low salaries, sales team commission was nothing too special. Everyone relied on hitting a quarter goal, but how can you do that with an absent sales team.
    - Major decisions about companies future isn't shared
    - Engineers have left for other EDA companies looking for better opportunities
    - No respect for the sales team, pretty much a telemarketing job.


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