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Altera Reviews

Updated 30 November, 2018
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of things to do.

    Cons

    Workload can pile up fast.
    Don't slack.


  2. "Good atmosphere, smart people."

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    Former Employee - PEY Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - PEY Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work on new technologies. Smart engineers to collaborate with. Get to take ownership on new projects that have meaningful impact in the company.

    Cons

    Some managers were not technically proficient. Hours can be long, especially around product release.

  3. "Altera"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High quality people, very interesting product

    Cons

    Cubicles, not a lot of social interaction, antiquated software engineering practices

    Advice to Management

    Bring modern DevOps and Software Engineering experts to overhaul the operation


  4. "Great place for PEY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relatively high salary for a PEY job

    Cons

    not really a lot of cons... gym is too small i guess


  5. "Reasonable company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Purely a technology driven company

    Cons

    executives couldn't invest in R&D


  6. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Interesting products for interns to work on, not just work that nobody wants to do (there's some of that)
    - Worked with very smart and helpful folks
    - Strongly connected intern group

    Cons

    - Hiring standards are heavily based on GPA (at least for interns)
    - Perks are a bit limited


  7. "Nice team, nice work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to work on the he cutting-edge high tech projects; the team is vivid and offers great help.

    Cons

    The workload is more than working, since the fast developing field requires self-study and time.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Altera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of smart people, interesting work

    Cons

    Frequently short staffed on projects.


  9. "Great place to work overall"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Get to work with lots of very talented people on challenging problems
    - Fast-paced environment where the work never gets boring
    - Lots of career opportunities, especially for talented, hardworking people
    - Altera has developed a solid, high margin business with lots of growth potential (validated by Intel acquisition)
    - Company has been growing investment into R&D for several years, has strong pipeline of next generation products under development and starting to come online
    - Good benefit package that includes everything expected from high tech company (e.g. health, employee stock and retirements plans, free drinks, etc)
    - Great attitude towards employee development / training - will even pay for university courses / Master's Degree.

    Cons

    - Work can be very intense & demanding at times
    - Communication between remote sites can be challenging, especially when meetings must occur outside of working hours due to time zones
    - General uncertainty about how work environment will change after Intel acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Need to make sure that your key leaders and experts stick around after Intel acquisition. Company could also benefit by improving communication/transparency between different departments .


  10. "Good internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot and collaborated with a bunch of people

    Cons

    Worked too hard (including some weekends)