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Xilinx Reviews

Updated July 21, 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 application engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    A good place to work. Good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Two focal reviews in a year is a pain.
    Lack of career growth.
    Lack of encouragement to promote internal transfers for employees who would want to move across organizations.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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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

    Great place to work. Xilinx always offers classes so that you keep learning. They heavily invest in their employees

    Cons

    They have 5 buildings in San Jose. Two out of the five buildings are pretty new and renovated. The other three are your typical 1990's buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. They have a real vision and direction to take the company. It is clear and concise.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is a lot of work to do, and we get to learn. Since the company size is medium, there is more recognition. Team and upper management is very approachable and open to questions.

    Cons

    nothing as such for now


  5. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Positive environment and co-operative teams.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than other parallel companies like Qualcomm, Nvidia.
    Plan and Document is over agile.


  6. "Plenty of Opportunity to Learn and Develop"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Probably department dependent but I find my job allows me to improve my skills while balancing workload.
    2. Good work/life Balance
    3. Relatively good cooperation between departments

    Cons

    1. The focal reviews and assessments are kind of a pain
    2. Although we seem to be on the right track now the company has seemed to miss on some market growth opportunities in the past

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific other than the obvious to maximize our current opportunities.


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Technology and people are great.

    Cons

    Need a change in management to improve company moral.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Better than most"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a good team environment and the ability to work with the latest tools and technologies. Managers are good and tend to look out for their team. Typically flexible work schedule. Pay is pretty competitive.

    Cons

    While not as great as it once was, it is still better than most. The company has become less employee driven and more top-down driven seemingly without regarding feedback from employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to front line on feature sets and schedules. When those workers say something will take 6 months and you only give 3, don't be surprised when it actually takes 6.


  9. "Great company!"

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

    Pros

    - Great training programs
    - Realistic expectations of college graduates
    - Brilliant people who make you want to give 110% effort
    - Free (and really awesome) gym at the San Jose location!
    - Good corporate values and work/life balance for most organizations that I've observed.
    - In my case, many opportunities to take on responsibility and show your skill/effort. Hard work is appreciated and managers know how to show it (speaking for myself and several colleagues I've spoken to).
    - Good breakfast/lunch at relatively low cost
    - Good health benefits and 401(k) plan
    - Higher than average time off for a tech company (starting with 15 days = 3 weeks!)

    Cons

    - Pay is average (perhaps even below average) for my role
    - Unsure of whether Xilinx may get bought by a larger semiconductor company since the industry has been consolidating recently.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing what you're doing, be very clear and transparent as to what's happening with the company's performance.


  10. "Customer Operations Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good culture
    Competitive Salary & benefit package
    Good teamwork

    Cons

    Work Life balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Check out the workload and hire more people


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