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Updated June 15, 2017
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov
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Pros
  • Good corporate values and work/life balance for most organizations that I've observed (in 78 reviews)

  • Good benefits, friendly people, interesting work (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Mediocre pay, less transferable skills & poor work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • No career growth, no idea when senior management will close the site for another low cost center (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Staff Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work ethics, Competitive salary, Good work and life balance, Great p o t e n t i a l

    Cons

    X i l i n x should innovate more in this competitive semiconductor market. Provide more incentive to those work hard for them

    Advice to Management

    Be active while confident!


  2. "Digital Design Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Design Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Design Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment
    good learning process

    Cons

    Less intern to full time conversion ratio

  3. Helpful (3)

    "sr staff engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good stock purchase, stock option plan. Good profit sharing Nice environment

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Review process is too complicated.


  4. "Sr Manager, Tech Documentation and Localization, Xilinx (Apr 2012 – present)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast technology
    Great people
    Fosters long-term employment

    Cons

    Mid-size company with challenges in scalability of internal processes


  5. "Sr.Staff IC design engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    space to grow and learn
    a good place to be challenged if you are up to it

    Cons

    dealing with many political issues


  6. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx (More than a year)

    Pros

    good team ethics, brilliant minds, friendly and supportive managers

    Cons

    none i can think of


  7. Helpful (1)

    "it is ok! but under pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good bonus and time off

    Cons

    under resource and time pressure on releasing

  8. "do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    salary is not lower tan competitators

    Cons

    working very ard
    not organized management systems
    not goo employee benefits
    no culture and value

    Advice to Management

    not organized management systems


  9. "Senior Business Systems Analyst HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is on the up with more business opportunities. Solid top management. Constantly looking to improve. Employees are upbeat for the most part. Would recommend Xilinx if looking for a job.

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucratic. Sometimes management messages and strategies might not percolate down so feel lost.Need to improve employee perks like free lunches

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but look out for your employees.


  10. "Sr application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Product Applications Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    While I was there, Flexible hours and good middle management. The profit sharing was also nice. Some cool technology and conference trips

    Cons

    While I was there no 401kmatch, they said no layoffs and then a month later there was a massive layoff which the savings where given to the executives as bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Things changed significantly when moshe became CEO, when I left things felt to be going in the wrong direction. The bottom line doesn't matter if you treat people badly


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