Linear Technology

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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3.7 43 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier

Lothar Maier

(27 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A Mixed Bag (Like Almost Anywhere)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLinear has some incredibly talented employees and there are many opportunities to learn if you search for the right mentors.

    ConsThere are some not so talented employees making it important that you take the effort to find those who can help you grow. Leadership also varies wildly between groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to differentiate the treatment of your excellent and not so excellent employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Good for very technically oriented

    Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsVery technically oriented. Good profit sharing. High morality standards.

    ConsCan be very technically demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLinear prides itself on sharing the wealth by telling employees that pay consists of salary + profit sharing + stock. But senior management and key employees also have performance and other bonuses. This seems unfair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Repetative

    Operator (Current Employee) Camas (Indonesia)

    ProsThe bennies....401k, vision, dental, medical, profit sharing.

    ConsUnintelligent people. Lack of authority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to get the people that do not know what they are doing out of there and get some people who know what they are doing and can perform.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsVery intelligent driven coworkers
    Free flowing circuit idea sharing
    Sabbaticals
    Work life balance
    Very little red tape & bureaucracy compared to similar companies

    Consvery few opportunities for advancement (which does NOT mean your compensation stays stagnant too)
    management swears a lot
    need to develop superior products with inferior equipment and technology

    Advice to Senior Managementswear less and update technology in lab. there's quite a bit of design inefficiency from not having the right equipment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work.

    Associate Design Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to learn. Some of the top people in the industry work at Linear. People are treated fairly, and the upper management does things that make sense. In 2008 we had a minor layoff, a 10% pay cut and furlough days, which was much better than the big layoffs (about 25-33%) our competitors had. Excellent profit sharing and very good benefits. Ever 5 years employees get a sabbatical, which is fantastic! Several design centers across USA, and a few internationals ones.

    ConsYou will work much harder than most other places. Transferring between product lines is discouraged, but not impossible. Equipment budgets are tight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood environment, good people, good salary

    Consgrowth is very slow, need to expand

    Advice to Senior Managementneed more management level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company with that's well managed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is very stable. It has good profit sharing benefit. Most people work hard and know what they're doing. Managers supports their people.

    ConsRaises are not that good

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management doesn't seem to care much with most of their employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation
    good communication within engineering team
    got exposure to a large range of things
    engineering atmosphere is good if staying in the right team

    ConsNot much professional training
    Not many chances for promotion
    Sometimes, the large work load can prevent you from learning new things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn fact, I think the management did what they were supposed to do.

    Maybe, as employee, people may think the management shall do more things for them. But the management did their work for the company and for big shareholder. So no big complain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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