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"Altera Toronto Tech Center"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nice location, good facilities, good perks (free drinks, ping pong and foosball), very nice benefits packages and salary. Challenging work. Managers tries really hard to develop employees. Fun group to work with

Cons

Demanding work. Very flat organizational structure, which means the chance of promotion to management is slim. Very competitive working environment. A lot of documentation, rules and procedures to follow.

Advice to Management

Talk to lower level staff as much as possible. They would like to know what the management are thinking. Instead of issuing a one sentence strategy statement, try to present it in a more meaningful way to individual contributor at different function.

Other Employee Reviews for Altera

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Highly technical but lack of growth opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly technical, challenging work. Decent pay.

    Cons

    No growth in North America. No opportunities for advancement. Managers are technical but lack people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people. If you want to be a technical contributor get out of management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management afraid of change"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Altera has great growth potential, if only management can embrace changes instead of resisting it.

    Cons

    Too many managers, not enough engineers. It typically takes 3-4 managers to agree before one engineer can do a simple task.

    Advice to Management

    Push out the old guard, bring in new blood. Stop talking about "processes" and focus on getting results. Focus on bleeding-edge technical developments. Offshore everything low-tech.

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