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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Xilinx

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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


  2. Helpful (6)

    "used to be good, but not now"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are a lot nice and friendly people there

    Cons

    leadership and management are very bad

    Advice to Management

    be kind to people!!

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