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Xilinx San Jose Reviews

Updated September 21, 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. "Legal Dept"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "What Matters to You"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits, top in their field. Great technology.

    Cons

    Long hours, multiple management changes, no loyalty.

  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. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work ethics, Competitive salary, Good work and life balance, Great p o t e n t i a l

    Cons

    X i l i n x should innovate more in this competitive semiconductor market. Provide more incentive to those work hard for them

    Advice to Management

    Be active while confident!


  7. "PhD Hardware Eng intern"

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    Former Intern - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people (at least my group), wonderful environment,

    Cons

    No free food! no food after 6pm

    Advice to Management

    My manager was great. work load was too much though!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Design Intern"

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    Current Employee - Digital Design Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Design Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment
    good learning process

    Cons

    Less intern to full time conversion ratio


  9. Helpful (3)

    "sr staff engineer"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    good stock purchase, stock option plan. Good profit sharing Nice environment

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Review process is too complicated.


  10. "Sr Manager, Tech Documentation and Localization, Xilinx (Apr 2012 – present)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast technology
    Great people
    Fosters long-term employment

    Cons

    Mid-size company with challenges in scalability of internal processes


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