Linear Technology
3.7 of 5 42 reviews
www.linear.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier

Lothar Maier

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great, but very political company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMoney and creativity. Technical expertise. High budget. Activities at lunch. Testing expertise. Sabbatical- 5 weeks off after 5 years. High expectations.

    ConsWrong side of the aisle is in trouble. No internet. Memos are not stored. If you aren't from National you're in trouble. Very political.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Worthwhile experience to learn about analog circuits and develop lab skills

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsReally great place to learn about analog circuits. You also get to learn a lot of hands-on lab skills

    ConsYou don't get as much "swag" and other office perks like free food and drinks like software companies but that's not too important

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    Great company if you value stability

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow pressure office atmosphere and always surrounded by very intelligent people. If you like a no no-BS kind of workspace then this is it. Attrition is also very low as they value their employees.

    ConsSeems to be perpetually stuck 10 years in the past when it comes it infrastructure and IT. They may make some of the highest performing analog ICs in the world but software and IT are definitely not up to snuff for a midsized company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementModernize internally. It will help productivity greatly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good work place for new grad.

    Applications Eng (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    Prosmany experienced design engineer in the company. strong in technology and team spirit.

    Consflat structure, little growth room for career path.

    Advice to Senior Managementtime to change in a dynamic market. old principle worked 20 years ago may not work today.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consistently stable

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsSolid in most areas. Good engineering talent especially in Design and Applications. Can be financially rewarding and job security is good. 4 or 6 week (depending on position) sabbatical every 5 years in addition to normal vacation.

    ConsCompany culture is somewhat stuffy, especially considering that it is a high tech company. Company tends to really adhere to the phrase "do more with less".
    Demanding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    awesome place to learn analog IC design

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    Prossmart people
    relatively flat management hierarchy

    Consno work from home for interns !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    design engineer

    Desin Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsLinear as a whole is well managed. Good business model, high profit margin. Good quality control in matured product lines. Not necessary high tech.

    ConsNot every group's performance can meet Linear's standard. There are still poorly managed, low productive groups eating company's profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEach product line manager is an anchor. with Linear's money, a superstar should be hired as the anchor. An incompetent manager is unlikely to hire good engineers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old fashioned, but a good place to work. Profit sharing was always nice.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    Pros-Profit sharing 2x a year
    -Lots of good competent technical people (design, apps, FAEs)
    -Not a whole lot of middle management, they run a lean operation
    -Chances to do a lot of little things and grow on the job

    Cons-Not a whole lot of middle management, not much career advancement possible
    -Not a lot of change, which is both good and bad. They keep doing good things well, but how long can that continue to work in a mature market like analog ICs
    -Profit sharing 2x a year, whether you're a slacker or a superstar, everyone gets the same percentage

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to get out and see customers. Don't get too reliant on FAEs to do all of your product definition. Don't be afraid to take business at slightly lower margin to hold onto existing sockets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsProfit sharing
    Sharing of ideas about circuits

    ConsSomewhat dated facilities and equipment

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuarterly meetings and q and a are very helpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for analog circuits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you want to work with some of the smartest people in the field of analog circuits, this is the place. There are top notch engineers all around and everyone is doing challenging and educational work. You have a lot of individual responsibility for your own project. Flat hierarchy with high employee retention. Rewarding profit sharing program and paid sabbatical.

    ConsThe benefits package is a bit lacking (no vision insurance). Stingy corporate culture; the company is reluctant to spend money on computers and lab equipment. Minimal vacation days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less stingy with money for lab equipment and offer more paid time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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