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Pros
  • "Good work life balance, great bonding leave now as a part of Intel, on site fitness classes, lots of employee resource groups, company fun events(in 42 reviews)

  • "We have innovative teams and great working environment(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Lots of things to do.

    Cons

    Workload can pile up fast. Don't slack.

    Altera2016-01-29
  2. "Good atmosphere, smart people."

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

    I worked at Altera full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

    Altera2017-07-24
  3. "Altera"

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

    I worked at Altera

    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

    Altera2017-05-07
  4. "Great place for PEY"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Altera

      Pros

      Relatively high salary for a PEY job

      Cons

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

      Altera2017-03-10
    • "Reasonable company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Altera

      Pros

      Purely a technology driven company

      Cons

      executives couldn't invest in R&D

      Altera2016-12-31
    • "Software Engineer Intern"

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

      I worked at Altera full-time for more than 2 years

      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

      Altera2016-11-09
    • "Nice team, nice work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Altera

      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.

      Altera2016-04-11
    • "Nice place to work"

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

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

        Pros

        A lot of smart people, interesting work

        Cons

        Frequently short staffed on projects.

        Altera2016-03-04
      • "Great place to work overall"

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

        I have been working at Altera full-time for more than 20 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...

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        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 .

        Altera2015-10-30
      • "Good internship"

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

        I worked at Altera

        Pros

        Learned a lot and collaborated with a bunch of people

        Cons

        Worked too hard (including some weekends)

        Altera2015-09-29
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