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Altera San Jose Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Altera Review"

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    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


  2. "Great"

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    Former Intern - Graduate Product Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Graduate Product Engineering in San Jose, CA
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    I worked at Altera as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work on latest FPGA'S

    Cons

    Some teams working on same issue were not in sync.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Product Marketing Manager"

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

    I worked at Altera (More than 3 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


  4. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst Intern in San Jose, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, great personable employees, great learning experience. I really enjoyed my time here! I would recommend to anyone looking to learn about finance in practice and meet a solid establishment that is successful.

    Cons

    Company was merging so the amount of work for a new intern was very low. Not a lot of tasks I could complete. Felt like I was mooching little bit. Still great!

    Advice to Management

    Establish more tasks that interns can do. Nothing else really. Ability to do one on one meetings with anyone on staff was really helpful, nice touch.


  5. "Good"

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    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"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Jose, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team building. Free to explore

    Cons

    None. Nothing I can think of


  7. "Great place"

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    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.

  8. "Good place to work"

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


  9. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty laid-back environment. Amazing coworkers.

    Cons

    Cafeteria food wasn't very good.


  10. "A good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of things in this company and have the opportunity to reach various application dirctions, from industry , telecom to unmanned plane.

    Cons

    The workload is quite heavy, while which secure you job


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