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Xilinx Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
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Pros
  • Good corporate values and work/life balance for most organizations that I've observed (in 82 reviews)

  • Good benefits, friendly people, interesting work (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • as off now no, only drawback is no work life balance (in 18 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. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people working in the company

    Cons

    Can improve on food quality


  2. "Working at Xilinx"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team of people. Good pay. Stability.

    Cons

    Silos. No one works together, and the culture is non-existent.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, Good benefits

    Cons

    Very much a micromanaged environment. In our team, even small decisions comes from the project manager. Other senior engineers do not have any freedom to make decisions.


  4. "Field Applications Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great technology, industry leadership, get to work with a lot of very talented people with loads of industry experience. We get to serve a very diverse marketplace and get involved with a lot of interesting applications. Lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much "big company" overhead in HR, sales incentive plans, career development, etc. We spend too much time dealing with extraneous tasks that don't really make a difference to our products or end customers.

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our actual jobs, get rid of the bogus review processes, HR overhead, and confusing incentive plans. Let lower level managers be managers and make their own decisions.


  5. "Legal Dept"

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    Current Employee - Legal Department Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Department Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team in the Legal Dept. Co-workers all get along, no abrasive personalities, regular team events/meetings scheduled to help maintain unity. General Counsel is very approachable. Xilinx itself is a great place to work - performers are awarded.

    Cons

    Legal Department is small, not a lot of room for advancement or growth into new areas.


  6. "Good Company to Work For"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits. Work life balance. Challenging and fun work with exceptional people.

    Cons

    Manager accountability. Opportunity for Advancement.


  7. "Vivado"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    many talented coworkers. executive admins are sweet, friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    expect working long hours all the time.

  8. "Okay experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it was a good experience

    Cons

    not good enough benefits paid


  9. "Somehow they make it all work (more or less)"

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, reasonable pay and benifits.

    Cons

    Very meeting heavy, too much internal politics


  10. "Lacking change to keep up with the times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cafe on site, gym on site with towel service, company is first to market with new product

    Cons

    No room for advancement, management, salary (unless you are an engineer), selective use of corporate policy

    Advice to Management

    Provide people with opportunity for advancement especially when they are doing the work of a more senior level and pay them accordingly. Allow them the flexibility to work. Hold people accountable for their work and performance instead of just waiting until lay offs need to happen. Work on keeping the good workers and improving or letting go of under performers.


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