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"I used to be proud to work for Xilinx"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Co-workers are good to work with and have for the most part been team players.
We get to build a good product that I think still has great potential.

Cons

New goal system actually discourages teamwork. While it is intended to motivate you to meet your goals, the side effect is that helping others might lower your place on the curve. This would lead to less chances for raises and bonuses.

Top level management is out of touch with their employees. Xilinx used to be consistently one of the top ten companies to work for, now it doesn't even make the list. The attitude from the top seems to be one of little respect for the employees, their experience or skills. It seems the employees are considered easily interchangeable resources.

Advice to Management

Stock value should not be the only consideration in how to run a company. Communicate more openly and honestly with the employees.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Cold and depressing - It's a very unfriendly place to work"

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

    Pros

    a. Location: In the valley
    b. Legacy mainstream products work well in the field
    c. Customers are buffered from the effects of the mismanagement of the last few years
    d. Cafeteria

    Cons

    a. "Mean"agement will grin and stab you - (if you are thinking of a marketing job, look elsewhere)
    b. There is no work-life balance since Moshe and his SVPs took control - (bring Wim out of retirement please!)
    c. Poor job security - if you're not one of the favored employees
    d. Marketing is clueless about what customers want and management will force their will on the customer
    e. Performance management culture came with lousy HR VP from cadence and managers abuse it now.

    Advice to Management

    Leave or ask the board to sell Xilinx to a stronger company. It is not sufficient to keep increasing the cash dividend to shareholders. Xilinx has stalled compared to Altera, to which we have lost market share since 2010. Altera also has the lead in 40nm which is going to lead to market loss in the coming years as well.


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    "Lots of changes but good strategic direction"

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

    Pros

    Xilinx is is a growing profitable market but good strategy and execution is has been going well over the last year or two

    Cons

    Xilinx haas undergone a lot of cultural changes and people are still having a difficult time adapting. Also the pay for performance process is horrible and a waste of a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the pay for performance and half year review. It is a waste of effort and does not help drive better performance


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