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Xilinx Staff Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 30 Apr 2019

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Xilinx CEO Victor Peng
Victor Peng
2 Ratings
  1. "Adaptable to latest technologies"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent company with very positive revenue growth 100% work life balance Talented and experienced management Employee friendly and career focused

    Cons

    Nothing much to say Little hard to grow in faster pace

    Xilinx2018-08-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and people to work with.

    Cons

    Behind on Software tech at times. More concentration on hardware design than software

    Xilinx2019-05-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Burns people out, but some may like it that way"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bleeding edge technology Nice working environment Talented engineers

    Cons

    San Jose hours + India hours + weekends Lots of drum beating, very little support Lots of hacking, push tough problems to later (or the next guy)

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    Xilinx2018-12-28
  4. "1"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.. Cool company

    Cons

    Not good pay for bay area

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    Xilinx2017-11-28
  5. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Recently a lot of positive changes in terms of perks, has a very nice gym, technically challenging you get to work on a cutting edge product. Work/life balance is very good and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Company can't compete with newer software companies due to a lot of old style management (pay, free food, encouraging diversity).

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    Xilinx2016-01-27
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Just a failure to communicate"

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    Staff Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx

    Pros

    Engaging work on hard problems virtually every day, and doing so for a company that always seemed poised for rapid growth.

    Cons

    Management believed that it needed to play things close to the vest, so changes in direction were unexpected, and often poorly informed by ground truth. As a result, there was much empire-building and turf-protection by middle management. There was rarely a perception by people in the bottom half of the company that everyone was on the same page (even when it was true!). What was worst, though, was that much of the conflict seemed to be the result of false drama, created because the CEO, who had copies of the management classic "Who Moved My Cheese?" passed around after his arrival, seemed to take as his personal goal to "move people's cheese," not because it was necessary, but because he could.

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    Xilinx2015-09-18
  7. "It was used to be better"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance is great

    Cons

    No excitement. It is getting boring.

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    Xilinx2014-08-19
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Used to be a great company, now not so"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary was top shelf, but has certainly leveled off. A leader in their industry. The company is profitable and has money to spend.

    Cons

    It is simply a grind. Do what you are told, hit deadlines, perform better than your peers, do it all again next review period. Do same thing next review period, except better. Impossible.

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    Xilinx2013-07-18
  9. "Great fundamental product, Cycles of failed execution"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Xilinx has a great fundamental product and great processes. The core proposition is very high and is a great company to spend 5-7 years in and put in good work/get great rewards. Was very people oriented under Wim Roelandts. Was less so under Moshe Gavrielov, but (as I hear it), is still a people friendly company compared to peers. Work life balance is good (compared to peers) and in general, people are respected and heard all through.

    Cons

    There were repeated cycles of failed executions on key product launches. There was also an inability to stop churn in people, org structure and products. All this stabilized in the last few years, so not sure how things are now. The business has a fundamental issue with diversification (hard to do).

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    Xilinx2012-09-09
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Many ups and downs, but culture is stabilizing"

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

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great technology, lots of interesting projects. Slowly getting more focused on software

    Cons

    Very tight execution schedules makes it hard for inter-group co-operation since everyone is taxed for time Managers still don't really care about employee's careers, not much day to day feedback, nor advise or coaching on how to get to the next level. Management basically say that career advancement is up to individuals (which is true to some extent) but without visibility at higher levels it is hard for low to middle level employees to learn how to grow. Everyone needs to do a little more, management and individuals. But everyone is too short of time to do anything but execute.

    Xilinx2012-07-19

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