Analog Devices Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
229 Reviews
3.8
229 Reviews
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Vincent Roche
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart people, great technology, work-life balance, located in greater boston area (in 29 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.  

    Was wonderful...until it wasn't.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good products for the most part. Most of the people are wonderful to work with. Decent benefits. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Layoffs every year to the point that you are watching over your shoulder for the other shoe to drop. And it always does. Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Poor communication between upper management and the rest of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the good ideas of your employees. And put them into action. Share some of those super inflated upper management salaries with the rest of the people actually making you look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ethics Questionable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    A good company for one tour of duty, 4-5 years. Learn about analog technology, get an advanced degree and then move on. ADI is still a good brand to include in work history for now. ADI has a great legacy.

    Cons

    Policies and procedures are not followed consistently. HR may loose files, employees may be given bogus reviews, bad managers may be reassigned for their loyalty. Employees may find themselves in a political quagmire with no recourse. Caveat emptor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage for the long term as well as the short term. Reinstitute 5yr outlooks in the annual planning process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A very good compmay for retiring people

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    ADI is a very laid-back company and it treats bad people very good.

    Cons

    30% of the people supporting the other 70% of people in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the good people good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fly by the seat of your pants

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Wilmington, MA

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

    Pros

    When business is good, the bonuses are awesome.

    Cons

    When business weakens, bonuses are almost nil, and furloughs become common. Vacation time can be used for furlough, but when that runs out so does your salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management is stretched so thin that their personnel are not given job criteria/expectations until one is criticized for not knowing.

  6.  

    great technology, poor management

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    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer  in  Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Great technical environment, technology savvy staff, highly professional and inteligent engineers. The best engineers in the semiconductor industry you can work with. work life balance is good, not many overtime, annual GTC meeting is good for technical growth and exposure.

    Cons

    Management team is the worst I have ever seen, Little feedback, lack of promotion transparency. Old fashioned business style and hirearchy. Gen X and Y may have trouble to fit in a depressed environment.
    Overal, you will be thrilled by your job and co-worker and will feel depressed by the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top mgr don't value business training which is exactly they need such MBA or organizational behaviour courses. A good engineer does not automaticly qualify for a manager position.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    In general successful company, tons of cash, good bonus and benefits. Very stable company

    Cons

    No path to growth within the company, salaries low comparing to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management of MPD business unit can be a little bit better. Schedules are not realistic.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Good technologies, experienced senior designers, some products are quite advanced.

    Cons

    Personal career growth is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laid back atmosphere....Pay is below average

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Good analog knowledge
    Laid back and friendly atmosphere
    People and friendly and helpful
    work life balance can be easily achieved
    Not very aggressive project schedules

    Cons

    Company is not growing. Solid converter technology, but no growth.
    Management is not aggressive.
    Top heavy.
    poor compensation and promotions are slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more aggressive and go after high risk markets.
    Make an effort to grow the company.
    Improve pay and benefits.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits; Poor internal communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. The company has money and knows how to manage it. Diversified product line helps during recessions.

    Cons

    Internal communication is poor most of the time; vague at best. Company can be slow moving strategically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us like big people, and communicate with us. Listening more would help too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Thoughts of a 12 year employee.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Company remains profitable during hard times. Layoffs have been held to a minimum over the years.

    Cons

    Limitted opportunities for promotion. Benefits are below average and getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get competitive or you'll loose your talent when things turn up. Reward the talent, even it is just a pat on the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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