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"Great FPGA company"

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Former Employee - Design Intern in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Design Intern in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Some of the smartest people in FPGA industry work here
- Opportunity to work in software (CAD/algorithms) and hardware (traditional RTL design stuff)
- Cool projects, many interesting things to learn, weekly tech talks
- Interns treated well
- Great compensation, work-life balance

Cons

- Understaffed departments
- Needs to pursue innovation aggressively

Advice to Management

- Spend more dollars on R&D, focus on game changing innovation

Other Employee Reviews for Altera

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Management sucks"

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    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great ppl , Relaxed work culture
    Great gym

    Cons

    Lot of favoritism . Management has no clue what they are doing. Lack of industry standard processes and tools. In general everything sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Please wake up. The company is suffering because of the egos and attitudes of some big people.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Once a great company, now a sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, really smart people. Leading position in a significant market. Ability to make enormous amounts of money with huge margins.

    Cons

    These days, sweatshop. Altera, with its massive profits and leading position in a great market ought to be one of the best companies on the planet. It isn't and no-one there seems to really enjoy working there any more. It should be a more fun place, not just a machine where "Operational Excellence" and operating profit are the only things that matter.


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