Altera Reviews | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

Altera Reviews

Updated January 31, 2018
421 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Altera
231 Ratings

421 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Sometimes too many things, too much work, but feels great to be accountable and drive everything to finish line (in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    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.


  2. "Architect"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable Company. Stable Revenue and not many competitors.

    Cons

    Stagnant company. Not exciting. Wasted talents.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue aggressive goals

  3. "One of the best company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time

    Pros

    Good salary. challenging work and advanced technology.

    Cons

    Low share price, poor project scheduling, lack of people development plan.


  4. "Great place for interns to start your career!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PEY Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - PEY Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altera (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  5. "Good atmosphere, smart people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PEY Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - PEY Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on new technologies. Smart engineers to collaborate with. Get to take ownership on new projects that have meaningful impact in the company.

    Cons

    Some managers were not technically proficient. Hours can be long, especially around product release.


  6. "Does Altera still need dedicated sales force?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic culture ,nice work environment (free coffee ,snap etc) compensation and benefit is above average (company will pay your personal part of the social benefit in China ,not sure in the rest of world)

    Cons

    Local staff will only have a short visibility of company roadmap
    To a sales guy ,product is three generation behind the main competitor ,what can you do ?
    Product planning is not very good at defining the NG product to meet the customer demand
    After acquired by Intel ,not very clear career path for sales and marketing guys

    Advice to Management

    GO GO GO


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Altera Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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

  8. "Altera"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High quality people, very interesting product

    Cons

    Cubicles, not a lot of social interaction, antiquated software engineering practices

    Advice to Management

    Bring modern DevOps and Software Engineering experts to overhaul the operation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fair Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Great place for PEY"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relatively high salary for a PEY job

    Cons

    not really a lot of cons... gym is too small i guess


Showing 421 of 459 reviews
Reset Filters