Xilinx Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
399 Reviews
3.1
399 Reviews
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some flexibility in time keeping helps with the work-life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Mostly good people but lack the killing instinct to succeed (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth, no idea when senior management will close the site for another low cost center (in 26 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Xilinx- Good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    It provides good work life balance for non-manager employees. Provides good profession growth if you work for long time.

    Cons

    Facilities for employees are not good. No standard process. Compensation is moderate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great up to say 2010. After that micro-management style.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    great promising technology. good employees. healthy stock prices. you will learn a lot from other individuals. Location is good. Overall an OK company

    Cons

    management style has really take a nose-dive since about 2008 or so. The work culture of trust is gone, and micro management is the new mantra of everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restore the trust

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was used to be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance is great

    Cons

    No excitement. It is getting boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Xilinx needs to retain and hire talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow & learn both hard and soft skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great experience. You get to learn and be exposed to a lot. Every day is different and exciting. They promote continuing to build on yourself. The Senior VPs are great leaders.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and bureaucracy. The hours are ridiculous and your managers don't care about that. Salary and work distribution is unfair. Too much old technology at the company considering it is all about tech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ditch favoritism - it's not a good look. Commend and recognize your employees when they do a good job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tough place for Marketing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Xilinx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Advanced technology in a great niche

    Cons

    For marketing this place is nearly impossible. It is so engineering driven that no real marketing takes place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more power and authority to marketing. Make them own the business like most other companies do when they get larger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for new graduate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    A good place to pick up new skills

    Cons

    Low salary, less chance for career development

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    GREAT PEOPLE!
    Small team, challenging, hands on, collaboration is good, focussed on revenue

    Cons

    HR and MGMT squeezing employees too much for costs/EPS!
    Very tactical, too short term focused, performance does not get reflected accurately in reviews, too much CYA as there is very heavy upper management involvement and intervention in tactical and strategic actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing employees more, leave the functions to their job without intervening at every level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Staff Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Average to above employees. Mostly good people but lack the killing instinct to succeed. Great technology, good to stay and learn for 3-5 years. Good balance between work and life. Well protected due to patents and hence the take it easy attitude.

    Cons

    Management is very conservative. No desire to break in to new markets. Need to suck up to management for moving up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work, great people, nice friendly culture, heading in the right direction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is good, mainly driven by stock for the higher levels. I would describe the base salary as just about ok. Some flexibility in time keeping helps with the work-life balance.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. Lots of evening calls. Job security was very low, seems to have improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People and knowledge are a competitive advantage in this industry. Remember that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Got a lot of great experience, worked with some great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Xilinx is a leader in their industry leader. They are almost always the first to market with whatever technology they are creating. Programmable logic is a very cool class of product and having the opportunity to spend virtually my entire career with it has been a treat.

    Cons

    They went from being employee focused to being results at all possible costs focused. So while they've established a fairly substantial leadership position for at least the near-term, it's been at the expense of good people leaving or getting laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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