Xilinx Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
395 Reviews
3.0
395 Reviews
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Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov
288 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some flexibility in time keeping helps with the work-life balance (in 42 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 for 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
  2.  

    Tough place for Marketing

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    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Xilinx- Good company to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Senior Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for 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. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for 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
  10.  

    Great company with excellent execution and people

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer

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

    Pros

    The people and teamwork is top notch. The technology is very exciting and powerful. Great place to express ideas.

    Cons

    Market vision and adaption is weak. Changing tactics with every wind is distracting and demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running the company off of a database is rather scary. Talking to customers and listening is most important.

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

    The overall Xilinx experience, both as a customer and as an employee has gone nowhere but down in recent years

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    Former Employee - Field Sales
    Former Employee - Field Sales

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leading edge tech... That's about it!

    Cons

    Pure bottom line focus. Consideration of past relationships and future ones are out of vogue. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Don't forget what made Xilinx a success. Don't "deal" with your customers and employees, embrace and appreciate them.
    2. No one trusts you any more. Not your customers, your prospects, your distributors or your employees.

    Unfortunately, I'm not management really cares as they're just following the board's incentives so...

    3. The board should incent the next senior management team more wisely and broadly. There is more to the health of a company than it's current stock value. If you can't get people to want to work for you and want buy from you, what you have is people waiting for alternative options that they'll take them as soon as they can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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