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Xilinx Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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Xilinx CEO Victor Peng
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  1. "A good place, but underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Flexible schedule lots of interesting projects With in small groups there is no politics Lots of smart people willing to share information

    Cons

    Salary is below others in the industry Several reorgs in the past couple of years Few processes in place to duplicate success across organization

    Advice to Management

    Ensure no further reorgs occur. Clearly define the metrics for success across the company Ensure all vp's can clearly articulate the future organizations

    Xilinx2009-08-09
  2. Helpful (3)

    "A once proud workforce being dismantled for short-term gain."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Saggart
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    When I joined Xilinx it was a great place to work. Not just because of my immediate colleagues but because of the social concience the place had. Out former site manager really believed in the staff and felt a responsibility to the local neighbourhood. Charity work was encouraged and recognised. The social scene within the company really seemed like a community. Employees were just below customers in terms of importance.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company has fallen into the hands of people bent on personal gain. Long term prospects for the company are being sacrificed so that senior management can meet their hort to mid-term bonus criteria. Projects are failing EVERYWHERE because we have been on a hiring freeze for years with the work load being increased constantly. Our new CEO will not even visit the sites anymore. He gives directives from...

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    Advice to Management

    You are very quickly dismantling an industry leader. You announce that you want to reach $10 billion dollars when we have yet to reach $2 billion. The staff no longer work for the benefit of Xilinx. People in every site worldwide are now working for themselves. The company is going down the tubes. Think about the devastation being wreaked on hundreds of families just to pay your bonus. Fumbling in a greasy till, adding...

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    Xilinx2009-05-05
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Average to above average company with significant potential that requires great change and effort to be realized."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    1. The core technology is very promising and remains an interesting proposition 2. Wide variety of projects to work on in many domain spaces 3. Employee Stock Purchase Plan can be very lucrative at times 4. 401K Match up to a certain amount 5. Health care options are pretty good covering more than typical jobs 6. Developer machines upgraded every three years or so 7. Nice people, often intelligent too 8. Lots of...

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    Cons

    1. Review period is too long to be effective. A concise review process that is much more tightly coupled to real employee goals and performance therein would be a significant aid to motivation. Presently the process involves that 'root canal' of a yearly review to fill out, where everyone wastes a day or so droning on about the last year and why they were not able to achieve goals from 6 months ago that changed 4 months...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your developers. This means stronger investment in education internally with more diverse and relevant courses. Give them a real opportunity to rotate into different groups when they are burnt out. Give them a framework within which they can deliver excellent execution. This means: - Common design and quality planning communications mechanisms (i.e. standard documents and checklists). Enforce the use...

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    Xilinx2009-04-11
  4. "Good company with a lot of potential."

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    A lot of talented people are attracted to Xilinx. We have a very strong team consists of a lot of experts each excells in their own field. You can definitely learn and grow in this environment. Also, you feel you can really make a difference.

    Cons

    It's a big company, it takes time to know people and the organization to become part of it. New comers may feel lonely.

    Advice to Management

    Facilitate and encourage collaborations between teams and organazitions. Continue and enhance the policy to reward employees who take their job very seriously and make extra effort to make the company successful.

    Xilinx2009-04-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential rarely realized"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    Challenging work, good tools with which to accomplish it, talented people. There are many good managers within Xilinx but a couple of the senior directors refuse to accept reality and continue pursuing dead end strategies.

    Cons

    Poor coordination among groups, silo-ing engineers to work on the same narrow tasks seemingly forever, too busy with continuing engineering to make the big leaps forward. Senior directors set technical direction without listening to technical marketing and their own engineers. This leads to development that is out of touch with cistomer desires and industry trends.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the people are your most important resource. The company culture you are creating is driving away the best talent and will leave you poorly positioned when the economy bounces back.. Delegate more of the technical decisions down to those managers more directly involved in the actual work.

    Xilinx2009-04-13
  6. "Open communication. People are supportive & willing to share knowledge. Friendly competitive environment. Not a lot of politics."

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, you can telecommute or go to part time and go back to full time if necessary (for family illness ex.) No layoffs during downturn of industry.

    Cons

    This industry is very specialized so there is really no where to go professionally unless you move to a competitor. Company is aware of this fact. They are not growing as fast as they were in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this point, but an employee can email directly to the CEO if they wish. They just got a new CEO last week (open communications).

    Xilinx2008-02-20
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