Altera Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated Jan 31, 2018

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  1. "Exciting work, excellent mentorship"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    Competent compensation Positive work environment grow from within culture

    Cons

    None as an intern. Perhaps limited to very niche software applications.

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  2. "Great place to start your career"

    4.0
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    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. "Very positive - learned and developed a lot as an engineer."

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Intern Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Altera for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment, nature of work (very challenging and intellectually satisfying), pay and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Long hours but this is typical nowadays

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  4. "Great workplace, smart engineers"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    downtown office, professional work environment

    Cons

    work can be overwhelming at times

  5. "Rewarding hardwork, company direction unknown"

    3.0
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    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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  6. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Best part about the working environment in PSG is the people working culture, the company has a well-versed history of having employees to be more supportive between each other and you can hardly see work where people point fingers and stop working along. Everyone wants to make things work together as a team.

    Cons

    Tight schedules and room to grow may be lacking a little. Workload can be a lot and may limit the individual from learning something out of the zone

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  7. "Does Altera still need dedicated sales force?"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic culture ,nice work environment (free coffee ,snap etc) compensation and benefit is above average (company will pay your personal part of the social benefit in China ,not sure in the rest of world)

    Cons

    Local staff will only have a short visibility of company roadmap To a sales guy ,product is three generation behind the main competitor ,what can you do ? Product planning is not very good at defining the NG product to meet the customer demand After acquired by Intel ,not very clear career path for sales and marketing guys

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    "Fair Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly Working Environment Balance life and work

    Cons

    Old Methodology Lack of Clear Direction

  9. "Great company to work at"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altera

    Pros

    The people and managers are friendly and I really love the culture at Altera. Comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    Did not see much career advancement opportunities for fresh graduates.

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have innovative teams and great working environment. Team work between cross-geolocation is good.

    Cons

    Ever changing management causing direction change, but it's not a bad thing. Employees are needed to be dynamic and adaptive.

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