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Xilinx Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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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. "Sr.Staff IC design engineer"

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    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


  2. 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

  3. "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


  4. "Too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    way too much internal squabbling

    Advice to Management

    Fire the people who shamelessly push their own agendas to the detriment of the rest of the company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Engineer"

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cool, leading-edge tech, engineering-centric culture, decent benefits, good & great coworkers, lots of smart folks, international teams.

    Cons

    Brain-dead policies of laying off well-rated & qualified people/teams after their projects are finished, specially targeting workers with long seniority and at remote sites. Usually followed by immediate openings for positions these people could have stepped into immediately. No hesitation moving jobs to Singapore and India to (questionably) save on software development costs.

    Advice to Management

    How about a simple cost-benefit analysis of laying-off engineers then finding and training new ones (often taking nearly a year to reach full productivity) vs. moving existing engineers to new projects.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "sr staff engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think one of the highest benefit of working in Xilinx is that the company are stable and it does not have a lot of organization changes. Salary and stock benefit are decent for semiconductor company.

    Cons

    I do not like the high pressure in the environment. A lot of directors and vice presidents and they come constantly monitor progress and ask to pull in schedule. Outsourcing constrains headcount they hires in the U.S. and organization in the US does not grow.

    Advice to Management

    I would advice management to hire more engineers to do the work itself and promote less directors and VPs. Stop the outsourcing, it is demoralizing people.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and bonus are good, working environment is good, and the new gym is excellent. Products are the most advanced in FPGA area and have dominance in industry.

    Cons

    Some first level managers are insufficient in management skills and many employees would change positions due to poor management in small teams.

    Advice to Management

    To first-level management, company should improve their training to them or choose engineer managers with better management skills.

  8. "Marketing"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Everyone is genuinely kind and they want to help you be successful.

    Cons

    The leadership team is not very accessible. They also don't regularly share how we are progressing with regard to our vision and strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Share more information with us and let us play a more active role in supporting the company.


  9. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good work cutting edge technology

    Cons

    salary sucks. work life balance is question

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro management


  10. "Product Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leading Edge Technology and highly competent workforce

    Cons

    Company decide to fire half US workforce and rehire overseas.

    Advice to Management

    people are not interchangeable, value the skills and experience of your people in the US and overseas as well.


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