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Xilinx San Jose Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good corporate values and work/life balance for most organizations that I've observed (in 76 reviews)

  • Very new employee, good benefits (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

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

    Pros

    -Compensation is in line with the market.
    -Great work/life balance, if you complete your tasks and responsibilities, you have a great amount of freedom to take appointments, days off, leave early, or work from home if you like. I suppose this depends on the manager, but from what I have seen, this is fairly consistent throughout the organization.
    -Although organization is your typical corporate structure, it is very common to interact with very high level executives on a regular basis.
    -With the exception of some, everyone seems to work extremely hard and care about each other.
    -I love working for Xilinx and with some truly brilliant people.
    -Medical benefits are good
    -The ESPP although fairly standard in tech is amazing.
    -RSUs are granted almost semi-annually it seems which is amazing. This is a great way to give employees a vested interest in the companies success.
    -Generous vacation time, anyone employed over 1 year receives 17 paid vacation days that's 3.5 weeks!
    -Cafeteria (at San Jose headquarters) although not free is subsidized and puts out some great food, and caters in sushi on Tuesdays and Indian on Thursdays.

    Cons

    -Any con I have would be nitpicking, I have worked at companies who do not treat their employees right and absolutely know what that is like. Xilinx treats their employees the right way.
    -A set promotion track would be nice. In my specific role I do not see much room to take on any more responsibilities than I currently have, and do not know what other steps or new roles I could transition to in the future without crippling my current department.
    -It is a bit concerning with all of the consolidation this past year in the semi-conductor industry not knowing whether or not Xilinx will be the next casualty, and if that happens the redundancies created are to be a concern for future employment.
    -Although pay is at market, my last promotion was rather small in terms of salary increase. So much in fact that I will be asking for another one less than a year after my last promotion. Not that I am not grateful to receive a promotion and a raise while I know others are not as fortunate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Xilinx is a great place to work and I am fortunate to be a part of the team. I would recommend more career development talks with the staff to make sure everyone knows what lies ahead or at least their options for the future.


  2. "great place to work"

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

    I worked at Xilinx (More than a year)

    Pros

    good team ethics, brilliant minds, friendly and supportive managers

    Cons

    none i can think of


  3. 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


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  5. "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


  6. "Senior Business Systems Analyst HR"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Company is on the up with more business opportunities. Solid top management. Constantly looking to improve. Employees are upbeat for the most part. Would recommend Xilinx if looking for a job.

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucratic. Sometimes management messages and strategies might not percolate down so feel lost.Need to improve employee perks like free lunches

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but look out for your employees.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    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.


  8. "Better than most"

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    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. "Customer Operations Account Manager"

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    • 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


  10. "Keep up the good work"

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

    Pros

    Stability, perks, benefits, salaries, innovation, working on very advanced process nodes

    Cons

    not all teams are similar, but in some micro management is a problem


  11. "Great Finance Leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong finance leadership
    Great ongoing training
    Rotation program through multiple finance organizations
    Work life balance
    Excellent exposure to upper management - both finance and operations leadership

    Cons

    The rotations are pretty long compared to other companies' rotation program. Also, you may get pulled from your rotation early due to turnover.



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