Altera Reviews | Glassdoor

Altera Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
417 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

417 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great company to work"

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


  2. "Internship Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A great place to work!

    Cons

    no downsides at all there!

  3. "Quality Assurance"

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


  4. "Senior Technical Marketing Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is above average in terms of pay. It has lucrative product lines and is financially stable.

    Cons

    Most process-oriented and boring company I have ever been at . Performance reviews all the time- quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reviews. Definitely over the top and unhealthy in terms of processes. This company is high on operation effectiveness and low on innovation. HR most definitely favors the company and ignores employees. I had put remarks in the feedback section of my performance review which detailed how I was wrongfully evaluated, and found out later to my surprise that they were totally unread by anyone else except... my manager. You can guess what happened next. Management only cares about performance (in terms of metrics), and little else.

    Advice to Management

    Scale down on the processes and focus on building a healthy culture.


  5. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good and healthy environment , had great learning.

    Cons

    No cons as such, quite good and healthy environment .


  6. "Awesome"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team building. Free to explore

    Cons

    None. Nothing I can think of


  7. "Very good experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a great opportunity to learn. nice salary and environment. People around you are friendly, and no stress, and hope to go back.

    Cons

    The only con is the house renting around the company is a little bit expensive. The average would be 1200-1500.

  8. "Design"

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

    I worked at Altera full-time

    Pros

    Lots of very talented employees at Altera.

    Cons

    Disconnect between management and the rest of the people.


  9. "Sr. Director"

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


  10. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CA - California in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - CA - California in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with. Made many lifelong sincere friends.

    Cons

    Very difficult for women to get promoted to senior management.


Showing 417 of 454 reviews
Reset Filters