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Xilinx Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 381 reviews

30% Approve of the CEO

Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov

Moshe Gavrielov

(276 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some flexibility in time keeping helps with the work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • Still many good people working there and there's reasonable work/life balance(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • The values of honesty and transparency have been eliminated by senior management by making employees fearful(in 25 reviews)

  • very poor work-life balance for some groups, while other groups have almost no work(in 11 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    not a good place to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proschallenging tasks, smart and talented people. chance to promote.

    Consvery poor work-life balance for some groups, while other groups have almost no work.

    aggressive scheduling

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Mix feelings

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for. The technology is innovating and interesting. Company has a lot of potential and will continue to grow.

    ConsPeople are not treating each other with respect, specially in customer operation. Management need to address the bully issue within the group

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Pendulum swinging

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsUsed to be a people-oriented workplace with great camaraderie and security. Products and business may be improving but not without other cost.

    ConsNew management has dramatically swung the pendulum away from people in favor of profit

    Advice to Senior ManagementReign of terror is breeding culture of treachery and disloyalty.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to work

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosgrowing and very sofisticated company

    Consneed more work balance and reduce stress from the people

    Advice to Senior Managementpay attention to your emploies and reduce stress and workload

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Once a top 100 company to work for is now a depressing prison

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsXilinx pays extremely well and has great benefits

    ConsThe mantra of do more with less eventually becomes unsustainable. The management team is filled with a bunch of brilliant engineers that are horrible managers and lack leadership ability. People show up to work -- depressed to be there, going through the motions only because they don't know how to get out. The passion for technology and innovation has slowly faded in the eyes of the masses. The most talented people have already left because they realize their career will be hampered by staying at Xilinx.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust because you say "words" does not mean that they resonate with employees. Come out of your glass towers and actually LISTEN to employees instead of pretending to listen. Your employee survey is a big, fat joke. Exec management doesn't truly take action. They play a charade pretending to make "progress" to appease employees. Xilinx at one point had the best of the best as far as employee talent -- however, the current management chain made a conscious decision to no longer value that asset. It became about what's in it for them...not what's best for the greater good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Hardware Intern (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsPeople here are real engineers. They know the stuff and do things carefully. and do their best.

    ConsI have never worked at other companies. But I don't see obvious Cons here at Xilinx.

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    Great place to work !

    Embedded Product Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsFlexible! Competitive Salary! Great benefits! Challenging! Work/life balance! Dynamic!

    ConsNot many company events! Unexpected lay-offs!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    great company however stingy to its employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is growing with a bright resolution, the new generation product is absolute leading the market

    ConsWork load is heavy, compensation is not competitive, no career path
    turnover rate is fair high, and people are thinking about leaving

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat your employee better plz

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Xilinx is a great place to work, but slow for personal growth and development.

    IT Analyst (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsFast pace environment in IT and we're always overloaded with work, but Xilinx does recognize its good performers versus bad ones. Review periods are more focused on pay for performance.

    ConsLeadership is lacking in IT department. There's a divide between the few IT departments that make it difficult to be cross functional and efficient, upper management hasn't changed in 14+ years, everything seems slow paced and stale, no room for personal growth but great company if you plan on doing the same thing for the next 20 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive incentives to keep the good talent around, or else they will all leave for better things.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    A decent company as long as you work at the San Jose office

    Staff Design Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsXilinx has excellent technology and should be a market leader for many years to come. The current Virtex-7, Kintex-7 and Zynq-7000 families are strong products that will perform very well. The new Vivado software is also quite good and will help maintain Xilinx's position as a market leader.

    ConsThe satellite offices are treated as secondary to the headquarters in San Jose or the development office in Hyderabad, India. Opportunities are currently very limited for anyone that does not work in one of those two offices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't ignore the capabilities of the people in the satellite offices. They have a wealth of knowledge that could be very helpful to the company.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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