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"A good place, but underpaid"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible schedule
lots of interesting projects
With in small groups there is no politics
Lots of smart people willing to share information

Cons

Salary is below others in the industry
Several reorgs in the past couple of years
Few processes in place to duplicate success across organization

Advice to Management

Ensure no further reorgs occur.
Clearly define the metrics for success across the company
Ensure all vp's can clearly articulate the future organizations

Other Employee Reviews for Xilinx

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great to Hate"

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

    Pros

    Good technology and ability to sustain market advantages into the future
    Good people that basically want to do the right things, but are being inhibited by structure and management
    Nice location - campus is nice with plenty of parking.

    Cons

    Very political - CYA more important then progress
    Lack of innovation - do the same thing and expect better results
    Lack of leadership - new Senior Management does understand the business they are in. Their background is ASICs and expensive tools; have no intuitive feel for customer needs.
    "Everything must go" mentality of new CEO -- was everything really that broken? Xilinx is #1 in the industry, makes great profits and was holding it's own in market share. Some things needed to be improved, but throwing everything out is not the right solution.

    Advice to Management

    Understand WHY customers use your products - price is not the only thing that is important.
    People are critical to long term success - morale is poor, innovation is dead, cracking the whip is a recipe for long term complete collapse.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "No longer a really great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Xilinx is the market leader with plenty of cash in the bank. Compensation and benefits are ok. Some groups are very flexible with working at home and time off. There are some really great engineers still left in the company and even a couple of good managers.

    Cons

    Xilinx has lost its way and the ship is sinking. The CEO and his senior management believe people are expendable. Official and unofficial layoffs are frequent. Job security is non-existent and morale is in the toilet. Moshe hides behind his senior management for the most part and very rarely communicates openly with employees.

    Moshe is 100% about cost cutting and unfortunately little else. A large part of his vision involves switching to lower labor cost areas like India for cheap IP and Software engineering talent. North America engineering headcount has and will continue shrinking as duties are transitioned over to India. That ongoing shrinkage leaves little room for advancement or work life balance at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Move people and values first again ahead of the cost cutting. It's amazing how much more efficient employees are when loyal and happy.

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