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Xilinx Reviews

Updated February 16, 2019
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  • "Work life balance can take a toll during deadlines" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Befriend upper management for a smooth ride, when middle management's incompetence affects your job" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great moral and vision. The company is here to stay.

    Cons

    None, cant't think of any

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good environment, helpful co-workers, nice location

    Cons

    Xilinx could do better at work-life balance

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Exciting times with the new CEO and the company heading in a very innovative route.

    Cons

    Work life balance can take a toll during deadlines.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, clear vision"

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    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

    Leading FPGA developer in the world.
    Clear strategy for the company communicated by the CEO.
    Great culture. Good management.
    Great outlook.

    Cons

    At times, they sign up to do projects without properly staffing the project for the long term.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "sr verification engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    team is great to work

    Cons

    not much going on other than work


  6. "Great Time to Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Way ahead of it Competitors.
    Great Positive Outlook for the company as FPGA are making into AI and Data-centers.
    Exciting job Opportunities within the company and great employee benefits.

    Cons

    Some areas of the campus like cafe and vending machines needs renovations.
    Need more company events and team activities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growth areas and stay aggressive.
    Prevent good employees from being poached by outsiders.


  7. "taking care of business... and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    - GORGEOUS location
    - relaxed atmosphere
    - opportunities to volunteer/contribute to social causes while at work
    - cafe on site

    Cons

    - steep learning curve
    - tightknit culture (takes a while to feel at home)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, lots of perks"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting work and innovative new products

    Cons

    Depending on your position you may have to work weekend, holidays.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Burns people out, but some may like it that way"

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bleeding edge technology
    Nice working environment
    Talented engineers

    Cons

    San Jose hours + India hours + weekends
    Lots of drum beating, very little support
    Lots of hacking, push tough problems to later (or the next guy)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff when they ask for help, *and* do something about it.


  10. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People... Xilinx has such a talented and collaborative group of people. The welcoming of diverse ideas, backgrounds and experiences is what makes Xilinx a great place to work.

    Cons

    Xilinx is having some growing pains. Excellent growth outlook, but some of the infrastructure elements have fallen behind. The goods is that people are coming together to make the necessary improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is working very hard and things are moving very fast. Continue to take the time to celebrate successes along the way.