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"smart people to work with"

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Former Employee - Software Architect in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Architect in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Magma Design full-time (More than a year)

Pros

surrounded by smart people, solving classic hard CS problems, most of them NP-complete, so smart heuristics are invented to solve them. a lot of non-trivial ( i.e. not just a button somewhere ) inventions are made by the company.

Cons

very small market that are squeezed by both sides: foundry and semiconductor companies, hence very little growth in terms of business, and translated to little personal growth, even worse is that many Ph.Ds stayed there for long long years, so you need to wait them out to be promoted.

Advice to Management

be brave, try to take the pie from the semiconductor companies, even though they are your customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Magma Design

  1. "energetic but not very organize"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relative small, people are close and work as a team
    issue, information, communication can easier be heard and considered by the managerment

    Cons

    sales people are compliant to the customers, would accept all the requests
    issues sometime not be prioritized very well, work like fire fighters to the critical issue or to the major accounts


  2. "Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High salary
    Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive.
    Remote access and working from home was permitted

    Cons

    Interesting as you want it to be. Hard work and competitive.
    Management was terrible. Leaders are short term focused and company strategy wasnt well thought out

    Advice to Management

    Management was terrible. Leaders are short term focused and company strategy wasnt well thought out. Management was too technical and didn't have much of a business understanding.


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