Altera Design Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2016

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Altera
22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too much intelligence"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Altera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *surrounded by talented world-class engineers, self-development can be easy. *work-life balance is great *free drinks and snaks

    Cons

    too many genius, you can feel lots of pressure. bonus is not that much for individual contributor.

    Altera2014-12-12
  2. "Employee since 2012"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Design Engineer in Newmarket, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera for more than 3 years

    Pros

    casual, flat organization, data orientated

    Cons

    young managers, overly ambitious peers

    Altera2015-09-15
  3. "Great workplace, smart engineers"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    downtown office, professional work environment

    Cons

    work can be overwhelming at times

    Altera2014-07-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great execution, poor innovation"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time

    Pros

    You learn a great deal of excellence in execution, good pay and benefit

    Cons

    Not for someone whose passion is innovation

    Altera2012-10-18
  5. "Altera is Awesome"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Design Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    Very friendly people. very helpful and awesome community.

    Cons

    The job is very demanding and the workplace is very fast paced. If you're a smart person it's for you.

    Altera2011-09-09
  6. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have innovative teams and great working environment. Team work between cross-geolocation is good.

    Cons

    Ever changing management causing direction change, but it's not a bad thing. Employees are needed to be dynamic and adaptive.

    Altera2016-06-12
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Was better in the past"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Execution is everything - process driven, everything is tracked with metrics, good margins in specialized semiconductor business, one of 2 in a huge market of FPGAs

    Cons

    Too rigid, not much innovation, rapid cost cutting, moving as much as possible to low cost centers

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    Altera2016-04-15
  8. "Great company to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to be exposed to the cutting edge technology in the 2nd leading company in the FPGA industry. Nice people, nice environment and fair workload. Recently acquired by Intel can be pro.

    Cons

    Too many meetings can be a bit annoying. Recent acquisition by Intel can also be con. Work atmosphere is too relaxing that recent products are not as satisfying as before.

    Altera2016-03-01
  9. "Engineer"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Keep using most advanced technology, been a very quick follower to Xilinx

    Cons

    Very messing for integration for the chip, gave more RSU to engineer

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    Altera2015-10-17
  10. "Get paid well with ok working hour, but not much career advancement"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Advanced Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Get paid well, reasonable working hour, good working environment, the food inside is actually not bad, the people are generally easy to get along with

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunity, the product is pretty nitch in the market, absolutely not a good choice for a NCG, but can be a good place when your focus is on the family

    Altera2015-07-28
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