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"Great company... declining over last couple of years"

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Provides a good work life balance. I still work for a old timer boss hence life is still good. Technology is pretty interesting to work with. Lot of good engineers around however many are leaving.

Cons

New management is a turn-off. Too much politics in last five years. Too many committees and discussion but very little decision making. Marketing is very incompetent dragging down the company. Only politicians get promoted.

Advice to Management

Work on a true facts driven method and decision making. Get a new marketing team all together. Do whatever it takes to retain good engineers and kick out the managers (too many of them).

Other Employee Reviews for Xilinx

  1. "It beats flipping burgers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance, salary, it beats the unemployment line.

    Cons

    No communication, no employee empowerment, micromanagement, screwed up priorities. We used to look for the best way to do things, now the focus is how to do things with the least number of people. There is no trust between groups, and there are multiple organizations splintering and doing things their own way. Even when there was a "Leadership Council" dedicated to getting senior members of the company together to unify us, that also failed. A year ago things were good but looking shaky...in an effort to fix things management has made it a terrible situation getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    You're bleeding talent. If the economy/job market turns around, you're sunk, since most employees would rather be somewhere else. When you came on board, you found inefficiencies and problems, but don't forget who built up that cash reserve you're sitting on. Let your employees think creatively and explore options.


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    "Formerly great company being gutted by the executive staff who are wringing every last cent of life from it"

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    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

    Some great people working at Xilinx, especially those who have been there a long time. The work-life balance is reasonable with managers not overly burdening staff. The salaries are average.

    Cons

    The company is currently in the process of moving most of its jobs to lower cost economies in Asia. The spectre of layoffs is real and a sense of impending doom hangs over every employee in North America and Europe. It is a dark environment with much distrust, fear and anger.

    Advice to Management

    The path that management is taking will turn the company into an impotent shell. Choosing to off shore jobs to low cost economies not only results in a horrendous brain drain from the company but is also the most unimaginative and uninspired effort at leadership that I have witnessed. Bernie is turning in his grave.

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