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"Nice place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people. good opportunities to learn and grow

Cons

office politics can be frustrating

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Some growth left"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlike many semiconductor companies, Altera still has some growth potential. Altera can likely double its size in 5-10 years. After that, well nothing in high tech will grow. The management seems to recognize this timetable and is trying to adjust. Hit the R&D pedal for a few years, then hope for the best.

    Cons

    Distributed organization makes for some long days. Offices in Malaysia, UK, and Austin.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the R&D pedal down for as long as you can. We all know that there is a small window for growth. After that, well try not to have too many layoffs.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Not recommend to work here if you have other choice"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is ok.
    On site fitness that you can do exercise during lunch time.
    Beautiful campus with lots of parking space.
    Location is good.

    Cons

    Poor management. The managers have not technical skills, nor management skills. They only know how to kiss the ass of their boss.
    Skil set you learn is very limit and will lose market value if you stay there too long.
    Don't trust experience or knowledge of new hired.
    Most of engineers are not happy working there.

    Advice to Management

    Non technical managers manage engineers and making technical decisions, that is a joke. The VPs need to look closers what the quality of the middle managers.

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