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Xilinx Reviews

Updated June 15, 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. "Design Intern"

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

    I worked at Xilinx (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company with bright minds.

    Cons

    Very specific about universities for intake.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great products, broad customer base. you can own a lot of activities and drive them. closely integrated with sales and engineering

    Cons

    very under-staffed. what used to be 5 people jobs are now handled by one. So people are spread too thin and quality suffers

    Advice to Management

    be open to hiring new college grads and interns. this enables to the senior people to handle more strategic activities rather than be buried in tactical stuff


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Worst Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and coworkers work hard.

    Cons

    Poor management. Get rid of upper management teams. Stop moving jobs overseas and stop overpaying the upper management,


  4. "A very good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Analog Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Analog Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good compensation
    good bonus plan
    stable company

    Cons

    Not dynamic business
    Not a good medical benefit


  5. "Newbie"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Staff in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good effort reward balance.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities limited at higher level

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate more


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance,
    good compensation
    People are open to share ideas and help others.

    Cons

    Could take a long time for promotions/career growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent in program implementation and execution

    Cons

    Too much corporate politics at time


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation package. Top of the line gym in San Jose.

    Cons

    Every workplace has its politics - it's a matter of what you can take. I personally found the cult of personality at Xilinx was unbearable. Performance reviews/focal is ridiculous - overly burdensome with little to no ROI.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stuck in the pat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and talented people. Positive work environment. Wonderful projects to work on. Independent thought is valued. You can get a lot of responsibility very quickly...assuming you want it.

    Cons

    Business processes are stuck in the past and in marketing most of the work feels like busy work...sifting through and compiling data that should be readily available. This distracts from what really needs to happen, i.e. running the business. Organization feels "siloed".

    Advice to Management

    Bring business processes into the 21 century as fast as possible so that the right data is readily available, when needed. Equally as importantly, figure out a way to bring the different organizations within X. closer together.


  10. "CAD Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAD Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - CAD Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Diverse workload, good work / life balance, fair pay

    Cons

    Isolated groups result in difficulty doing the right thing when multiple groups are involved. High resistance to change

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time focusing on doing things in the way that is best for the long term, not always what is best for right now


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