Altera Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Aug 12, 2019

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  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.

  2. "Great place to start your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice and intelligent people. Great working environment. You learn from the best and brightest software engineers in Toronto.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. They overload you with work. The management in headquarters is bent upon mediocrity and doesn't understand the importance of quality of the delivered products. They don't believe in testing...

  3. "Discouraging atmosphere"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
     in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    One of the few leading fpga companies out there

    Cons

    - There are high expectations with very little help given and very less documentation - Atmosphere is dull - Culture discourages asking questions - Management is not too transparent about your progress - Work life balance is bad

  4. "Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    Well managed. horizontal environment and somehow visibility on the things going on the executives.

    Cons

    Very conservative.Still you can not have work/life balance

  5. "Working at Altera"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MTS2 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with good work life balance

    Cons

    To many re-organizations with new managers every quarter

  6. "Staff applications engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera

    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

    Cons

    Limited career growth options, salary could be better, less focus on retention and more focus on new hires

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior IC Designer"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Competitive environment, Good learning workplace, helpful team-mates and also supportive cross-functional team.

    Cons

    Long working hours No work life balance. Compensation not attractive.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ex-Employee"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique technology, higher than average profit margin in semiconductor, almost no competition except Xilinx, above average work-life balance for non-engineers. A great company if you are raising young children.

    Cons

    Extremely slow in making decisions because of the large/complex product, need to wait 1-2 years to see your impact to the bottom-line because of long-product development cycle. Not a company for energetic and self-driven types. It can be boring at times because thousands of people are working on a single large/complex product. Sometimes difficult to make people accountable for their work. Tons and months of meetings to make one decision.

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  9. "ASIC design at Altera"

    4.0
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    A decent work life balance

    Cons

    It could be more exciting to work here

  10. "Sr. Sourcing specialists"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altera

    Pros

    Innovation, good benefits, work life balance, diversify

    Cons

    Lack of focus, lack of collaboration, poor management at vp level

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