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Found 422 reviews

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231 Ratings
Pros
  • "We have innovative teams and great working environment(in 36 reviews)

  • "Great support from manager and peers - you can learn a lot from your them(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Internship Review

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Altera full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A great place to work!

      Cons

      no downsides at all there!

    • Layout Engineer

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Altera

      Pros

      First to node Nice people

      Cons

      Too much politics Management is slow to hot market

    • Great Place to Work

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      Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in San Jose, CA

      I have been working at Altera full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Best part about the working environment in PSG is the people working culture, the company has a well-versed history of having employees to be more supportive between each other and you can hardly see work where people point fingers and stop working along. Everyone wants to make things work together as a team.

      Cons

      Tight schedules and room to grow may be lacking a little. Workload can be a lot and may limit the individual from learning something out of the zone

      Advice to Management

      Be more attentive to employee when there is a request to enhance/upgrade lab equipment and tool. It can be frustrating at times to work under such resources and be expected quick fix/results.

    • Architect

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      Former Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Altera full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Stable Company. Stable Revenue and not many competitors.

      Cons

      Stagnant company. Not exciting. Wasted talents.

      Advice to Management

      Pursue aggressive goals

    • Great place for interns to start your career!

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      Former Employee - PEY Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Altera for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great coworkers! I learned a lot during my internship here.

      Cons

      The employee benefits seem to be dropping since Intel's take-over.

    • Helpful (1)

      Altera Review

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      Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Altera full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great Place to Work. Great Colleagues and Smart Engineers

      Cons

      Low Compensation, Large Company, Moves after deliberation

      Advice to Management

      Become Agile

    • Helpful (1)

      Fair Company

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      Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Altera full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Friendly Working Environment Balance life and work

      Cons

      Old Methodology Lack of Clear Direction

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      Product Marketing Manager

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      Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Altera for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Strong management team, outstanding technology, great sales organization

      Cons

      Tendency to micromanage with some projects. Very few cons. Enjoyed working for this company.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up with the innovations, leverage Intel technology

    • Altera Internship

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Altera

        Pros

        Smart people, free snacks and beverages.

        Cons

        Poor Software Development practices, no adherence to scrum, generally poor software infrastructure.

      • Helpful (1)

        Low salary

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        Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

        I worked at Altera full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Good environment. Non-managerial peers are friendly and easy to work together.

        Cons

        Quite a bit of politics when comes to promotion. HR not pro-active.

        Advice to Management

        Exercise less favoritism and more on providing opportunities for everyone to grow.

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