Altera Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Nov 29, 2015

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  1. "Rewarding hardwork, company direction unknown"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera for more than a year

    Pros

    -Really intelligent people -Fun work environment -Good low level management

    Cons

    -Senior management has no idea what the company direction is. -Keep changing goals. -Laid off people without reason

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    Altera2014-03-16
  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CA - California in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with. Made many lifelong sincere friends.

    Cons

    Very difficult for women to get promoted to senior management.

    Altera2015-11-30
  3. "Great products, stifling processes"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Great products and profit margin with limited competition. Nice campus. Hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Myopic inward focus lacking understanding of customer needs. Puts Wall Street way above employees and customers. Overly political. Gravely out of touch senior management.

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    Altera2014-11-06
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Getting worse"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is financially very strong. It is in a market where there are only 2 players and extremely hard to get in.

    Cons

    Bad senior management and not valuing people.

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    Altera2014-09-01
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Frequent Re-Organizations, Power Struggles"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bright, hardworking people. Good pay and benefits. Nice campus, gym, cafeteria. Interesting technology.

    Cons

    Senior management views individual contributors as labor that must be constantly pushed, not as highly trustworthy sources of creative solutions. Decisions are decreed without much consultation with persons affected. VP power struggles and constant re-orgs leave engineers feeling they have little control over their work.

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    Altera2014-01-27
  6. Helpful (3)

    "went from good to miserable"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altera full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I am not sure if there are any now. Started of long time ago and used to enjoy the place.

    Cons

    Senior management made poor decisions 4-5 years ago and have since hiding their missteps thru constant reorgs and layoffs. No accountability of decisions made by executive management. Used to be solid number two FPGA company and is on the verge of becoming a me too FPGA provide along with Microsemi and quick logic. Too many "yes sirs" with little to no technical insight among middle managers.

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    Altera2014-01-27
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    "Lack of Transparency"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayan Lepas
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Altera full-time

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly colleagues, teamwork among engineers are great. leading technology (but not leading methodology..)

    Cons

    too much politics. managements are very forgiving/generous to those who knows how to "socialize". lack of transparency during information pass down from SJ site to Pg site, from senior management to engineers. only info that the managers deemed necessary-to-know will be fed to engineers. very slow career development.

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    Altera2013-12-18
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    "Slowly circling the drain-hole of mediocrity"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay if your manager likes you Some people are very comfortable - look to the old-timers Access to some of the best process technology around Gym is pretty good

    Cons

    Politics - too many kingdoms Design has no idea what they are doing. HR encourages this by making people switch roles every couple of years. So no one actually knows what they're doing to a deep level. But then, there needs only to be minor design innovations with each generation. Recurrent theme is that "if it doesn't work, it's not a problem - the software guys will program around it" Expect to be at the office past 7pm most evenings if you have to work with Asia - no you can't take the call at home. Expect to have 8am meetings if you work with Europe - and again, no, you can't take the call at home Too many layers of people doing redundant stuff that nobody is paying attention to anyway. Senior management has a pattern of just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. Too many re-orgs. No idea of how things get done outside of FPGA products.

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    Altera2013-04-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Altera Corp"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Wide Programmer Analyst in Pulau Pinang
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at all from this company. Except the direct manager is nice and great.

    Cons

    Senior Management having conflict of interest. Do not have good quality of Senior Developer here.

    Altera2012-08-08
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    "Was great place to work till 2008"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Great individual contributes, Great technology, Good CEO

    Cons

    Less emphasis on software, Lack of communication from management, weak senior management in some places

    Altera2012-02-15
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