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Altera Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fair Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly Working Environment
    Balance life and work

    Cons

    Old Methodology
    Lack of Clear Direction


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    Former Intern - PEY Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - PEY Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altera as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome people and interesting projects. Good work culture. Perks like free food and beer are also nice.

    Cons

    Fpgas are difficult to deal with

  3. "Altera Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people, free snacks and beverages.

    Cons

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


  4. "Good Company to Work"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership team, offers employees opportunities to take on new roles and to further develop.

    Cons

    The company is experiencing much change in organization as they integrate into Intel.


  5. "Staff applications engineer"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great bonding leave now as a part of Intel, on site fitness classes, lots of employee resource groups, company fun events

    Cons

    Limited career growth options, salary could be better, less focus on retention and more focus on new hires

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing women leaders


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Management team and all your ideas are really considered

    Cons

    Recent product lapses. Need a fresh look

    Advice to Management

    You are doing an excellent job to right the ship. Pleass continue the good work


  7. "Before Intel takeover status"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Altera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Filled with very high potential people

    Cons

    Lacks agile execution and transparency in certain organizations.

  8. "Great company to work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to be exposed to the cutting edge technology in the 2nd leading company in the FPGA industry. Nice people, nice environment and fair workload. Recently acquired by Intel can be pro.

    Cons

    Too many meetings can be a bit annoying. Recent acquisition by Intel can also be con.
    Work atmosphere is too relaxing that recent products are not as satisfying as before.


  9. "Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altera (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Collaborative team
    - Innovative and great culture

    Cons

    - Issues with company vision


  10. "Sr. Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and innovating product lines

    Cons

    Just like any other high tech, aggressive schedule and high work loads

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good works


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