Altera Reviews

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Altera
232 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work with good work life balance(in 43 reviews)

  • "Comfortable working environment(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not much options for career advancement(in 15 reviews)

  • "Very difficult for women to get promoted to senior management(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to Work

      Jan 28, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of things to do.

      Cons

      Workload can pile up fast. Don't slack.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good atmosphere, smart people.

      Jul 24, 2017 - PEY Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      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.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Altera

      May 7, 2017 -  in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High quality people, very interesting product

      Cons

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

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place for PEY

      Mar 10, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relatively high salary for a PEY job

      Cons

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

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Reasonable company

      Dec 31, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Purely a technology driven company

      Cons

      executives couldn't invest in R&D

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Software Engineer Intern

      Nov 9, 2016 - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      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

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Nice team, nice work

      Apr 11, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      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.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Mar 3, 2016 - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of smart people, interesting work

      Cons

      Frequently short staffed on projects.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work overall

      Oct 29, 2015 - Engineering Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      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

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good internship

      Sep 29, 2015 - Intern in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learned a lot and collaborated with a bunch of people

      Cons

      Worked too hard (including some weekends)

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