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Analog Devices Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
266 Reviews
3.9
266 Reviews
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Vincent Roche
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Pros
  • The only pro is work-life balance as there is very little work to do (in 36 reviews)

  • very talented co-workers, good working environment, good salaries (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Strong senior management, but very weak mid-level management (in 7 reviews)

  • Career advancement can be very slow - especially from entry level to mid-level mangement (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent Management, too many old-timers waiting out their retirement, unprofessional treatment of employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pro is work-life balance as there is very little work to do.
    Goof engineering talent.

    Cons

    In competent management, no new ideas. Most people have been there for too long and don;t do any work. Everyone acts busy but there are no results to show for it.
    Incompetent management at the top and middle manager level. Very unprofessional and exploitative.
    For those on H1B they will not file greencard till the fifth year. Corporate immigration is horrible and does everything to stall an employees career progress.
    Very difficult to change groups and roles within the company.
    Low pay and they can get away with it because they are located in the Greater Boston area where there are no other companies.
    Poor sales and marketing organizations.
    DO NOT WORK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING IN YOUR CAREER.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire existing management and hire competent people. Management needs major overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Layout Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Layout Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provides excellent opportunity to develop specific skills to keep you competitively productive.

    Cons

    Not working as part of any team, no incentives offered for extra effort. Work you like dogs with no piece of the pie in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the last reduction of the profit sharing bonus, you have brought the majority of your employees just trying to make it with today's economic challenges to their knees. It is with their blood, sweat and tears you profit. Know that people are miserable, productivity has slowed to a crawl and there is no gratification working here. Restore the profit sharing bonus to what it was and give the workers back something and restore pride to the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to learn, bad place to stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    - Good non monetary benefits package
    - "Small company" feel, despite larger size
    - Lots of opportunity for junior people to learn

    Cons

    - Pay package extremely low compared to nearby companies
    - Little focus paid on actually getting things done, and products into customers hands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems that some parts of the company are milked as a cash cow, and the rest of the company is left to rot. The neglect of the less exciting product lines has led a once industry-leading technology company to be an also-ran in MEMS and digital chips. That's a shame, but it doesn't have to be permanent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Digital design group in Norwood is not a very good place to work if you want to produce chips.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Norwood, MA

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent extra-curricular activities, smart individuals from who you can learn.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for growth for younger engineers, especially in the digital design group. Senior engineers who have been there for a long time maintain too much control. Further, there is no sound design methodology to create products quickly. If you want to talk about smart things and do cool things without really producing any chips ... this is the group for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mentorship style of senior engineers is more about musing philosophically about smart designs rather than getting to the simplest description that fits the question asked.

    As a young engineer I constantly had to go back to my office and decipher my manager's instructions. It was almost as if I was at a hard school (like MIT) and the teacher just decided to make the homework hard, because he wanted to. I could figure it out and did a good job there but I did not want it to be that way. I wanted to solve problems to make products work rather than create an entire scheme to address the problem simply because that scheme sounded cool. I had spent enough time in school. When you are in industry, it is more important to do the right thing than the 'coolest' thing.

    It is important that senior management realizes this if they want this group to succeed. And they need to adopt a mentorship style that allows younger engineers to take the weight off their shoulders. And that includes teaching them appropriately and giving them recognition for hard work and good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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