Xilinx Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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3.7
73%
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Xilinx CEO Victor Peng
Victor Peng
86 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance can take a toll during deadlines(in 31 reviews)

  • "No career growth, no idea when senior management will close the site for another low cost center(in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company pleasure to work for."

    5.0
    Current Employee - HW Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very interesting work. Pay is excellent and the stock is rising with good outlook.

    Cons

    Fairly high stress and high expectations - you can't really forget about your work after work hours.

  2. "Sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Technology Leadership and vision Well managed company with a strong sense of unity to support customers

    Cons

    Many restructuring efforts in last few years, impacting morale of employees Politics hurdles but that’s true of every companies

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Field Application engineer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work Good Pay Opportunity to learn new things One of the better semi-conductor industries

    Cons

    Constant layoffs to re-shuffle resources or cost centers Many existing clicks so opportunities borderline nepotism

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  4. COVID-19

    "Xilinx truly cares about their employees. Great employer!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The executive team is more relatable and down to Earth than any I’ve seen before. Even before Covid-19, Xilinx proved their dedication to employee wellbeing, healthy corporate culture, being a force of positive change in the world, and leading by example. With the introduction of a pandemic, they’ve been nothing but supportive in fostering a flexible work for home relationship with the employees.

    Cons

    Xilinx does set high expectations of their employees. There can be long days, a demanding workload, and an abundance of meetings. But they make up for this with very competitive salaries and a truly symbiotic relationship between employer and employee.

  5. "A company trying to grow beyond the traditional FPGA markets"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Passionate CEO, Great teams, Fast paced,

    Cons

    Very engineering driven products, bit of a gut feel product planning

  6. "Great Place to work, great people, technology, and benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generous Time Off, Maternity/Paternity leave, Stock Options, Bonuses

    Cons

    I have heard, certain organizations are not as generous as others

  7. "Depends where you are in the organization"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice campus in San Jose and great IT team in support. Interesting work and generally experienced teams. Compensation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Really interested in preserving the status quo and super impacted by market changes, so watch out. Seems very unstable at times. My management railed against silos but seemed to prefer them so they could look important. Lots of favoritism if you work hard and don't rock the boat even if they say they want to change this or that.

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  8. "Review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Xilinx full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Talented employees, competent senior management, interesting product technology, good work/life balance, great non-comp benefits (cafe, gym, off-site celebrations), good health benefits, matching 401K, ESPP

    Cons

    in-fighting among siloed teams impacts product quality, promotions often based on politics, unevenly distributed bonuses, job security not ensured by performance/tenure

  9. "Good comapny with decent salary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time

    Pros

    Great environment along with great peers

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit less as compared to other companies

  10. "Great Technology"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with cutting edge solutions

    Cons

    Too much focus on Data Center to detriment to other unite

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