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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 20 Altera Corp Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.0
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
3.6
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
3.4
Way You Work
3.6
Work Setting
4.0
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Altera Corp Employee
in San Jose, CA

"I've worked at Altera for over 15 years. The company has solid financials and products that provide significant stability. You are highly unlikely to be caught in mass layoffs. Management is generally quite professional and the atmosphere in the company is quite friendly. Work hours are not excessive in most teams. That said, Altera's product lines have been weak vs. competitors recently, which has hurt the stock price and limited bonus and salary growth vs. peer companies. Company is likely entering a rough patch and turnover has accelerated due to the issues."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior User Experience Designer
in San Jose, CA

"I have worked at Altera Corporation since January, 2012. Altera is leader in designing advanced programmable devices (Field Programmable Gate Arrays, FPGAs) that are used in major industries including Automotive, Military Communications, and Robotics. The company has a long history, celebrating its 30th anniversary last year, employs over 3000 people in the US and Penang, Malaysia. Altera is a great place to work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.7
Altera Corp (20)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is Intersil (11)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Katecho (5)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (19,090)
Component Application Engineer
in San Jose, CA

"I have work for Altera since 2012. Altera is very good company to work for. It has nice people and good compensation. They care about employees. The company employs around 2500 people and has over 50 locations in the world."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Altera Corp Employee
in Toronto, ON

"Although Altera is a great company with a good product, I believe that their business practices can use some tune-up. They allow half-finished projects to be shipped, and do not provide adequate resources to employees. They expect a new hire to get familiar with a 30-year old code that is completely unstructured in a matter of days. The level of help from fellow employees is quite poor, and I believe that management directs the company in the wrong path."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Average Altera Corp Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $3
Test Engineer
in Earth, TX

What do you like about working at Altera Corp?

"flexible working hours, multI storey car park, gym facility, nothing else"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You need to work your ass off in order to be happy and succeed here, don't expect automation or state of the art tools and support, no short cut here and will be a bumpy ride to success, take it or leave it!"

What don't you like about working at Altera Corp?

"Superior don't really understand the root of problems, outdated tools of often makes employee unhappy and wasting unnecessary extra time on projects, seniors are very egocentric and closed minded, with bad attitude and doing micromanagement, no team spirit at all with minimum team work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"listen to the opinion and complain from employee, and really make an effort to make things different, but not just listen and beat around the bush and ask employee to solve their own problem, Need to step into the employee shoe, no one likes to complain."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Application Engineer
in San Jose, CA

"Good experience, very conservative company."

What do you like about working at Altera Corp?

"Very well organized and conservative in spending money especially comes to budget."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Explain to them you can learn fast if you do not have the skill set for that job."

What don't you like about working at Altera Corp?

"Seeing a lot more politics going around. Recent years it started bell-curve performance and causing mangers now to seek someone as scapegoat for low-performers. 1st level managers lack of managerial skills. They always make you feel how fortunate you are to get a bonus. By the way, meeting your goals does not mean you will get a bonus or any monetary reward."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus on rewarding than to find something to penalize a employee."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in San Jose, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Alliance Manager
in San Jose, CA
Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.7 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Contractor
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer
in San Jose, CA
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Demand Manager
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Design Engineer
in San Diego, CA
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Application Engineer
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 3.1 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.8 / 5 Way You Work 3.1 / 5
Staff Product Engineer
in San Jose, CA

"I am sure you will get the same review from various people..."

Person You Work For 3.8 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.4 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in San Jose, CA
Person You Work For 1.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 3.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.6 / 5
Company Culture 3.5 / 5 Way You Work 1.7 / 5
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