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Altera Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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  • Poor work life balance Stagnant (in 12 reviews)

  • Not much options for career advancement (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Innovative bleeding edge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Altera (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company -- bleeding edge technology

    Cons

    If you're an engineer, you're golden.


  2. "Sr MTS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. People are nice.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, working from home not encouraged


  3. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altera (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Food! Great work culture. People are nice to talk to and are always helpful.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the "just okay" side for a silicon valley company


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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Keep using most advanced technology, been a very quick follower to Xilinx

    Cons

    Very messing for integration for the chip, gave more RSU to engineer

    Advice to Management

    Form a chip integration group


  6. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera full-time

    Pros

    Altera is deeply dedicated to making employees happy, HR, and facilities and IT work hard at making the workplace a great place. Bocce ball court, gym (just updated), exercise classes. Great cafeteria with half price food Meaningful IC design and test work for Double E's, but also quality, manufacturing, marketing/Corp Comms- grill, ethnic, salad bars, seafood--visiting eateries. One of the nicest campuses I have ever worked on. , finance, operations and so on. Stocks and market cap are great.

    Cons

    Not many, but some processes move slowly, lots of people are responsible for 2-3 jobs.

    Advice to Management

    recognize greater players before they leave.


  7. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work, culture is great

    Cons

    Competition for promotions so need A game


  8. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time

    Pros

    I think this company is good place to work and ther are a lot of kind co-workers.
    I like to work at that time.

    Cons

    They have a small department compared to other company. So, they need to increase their volume in terms of business.

    Advice to Management

    I think they need to manage a schedule and business plan in advance. Also, they have to take care of each desinger's concern of company.


  9. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting job and good company culture

    Cons

    Unrealistic schedule for some projects


  10. "Altera for Apps. Engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altera (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great compensation, subsidized cafeteria, awesome campus (volleyball, bocce ball, etc.)

    Cons

    very political, highly silo'd, under-staffed

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the overly political middle level managers.


  11. "Sr. Sourcing specialists"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovation, good benefits, work life balance, diversify

    Cons

    Lack of focus, lack of collaboration, poor management at vp level

    Advice to Management

    Must focus at the company and employees benefits, not their own



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