Linear Technology Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    LTC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptional talent. Good networking. A lot of collaboration by way of walking around and chatting about circuits, techniques etc. Not a lot of micromanaging. Fairly efficiently run company. Excellent compensation, especially in the form of bonuses.

    Cons

    Sometimes frugality made the job challenging. Linear used to have a lack of desire in wanting to spend the extra buck on software packages or equipment. They have improved on this over the years. This frugality also led to innovation (a pro) where engineers had to be clever to circumvent whatever shortcomings they had.

    Advice to Management

    In general, the management is well run. It was nice that most of the management team was once on the engineering side.


  2. Fantastic work environment, very skilled engineers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn integrated circuit design from one of the most experienced companies in the field. Very little bureaucracy to contend with.

    Cons

    Prone to industry ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    To expand product scope to new markets that may be a bit outside core competencies and look at designing higher level products that can go direct to consumers in addition to b2b products.


  3. Amazing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Results and income are tightly related

    Cons

    Very flat org and noone leaves so very little advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Industry-leading OTJ in Power Electronics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is very conservatively run with predictable and stable performance even in tough economic times as these. Highly intelligent, capable, and experienced R&D/factory engineers interface with industry-best global field sales teams. Business units and shallow internal hierarchy fosters easier inter- and intradepartmental cooperation.

    Cons

    Base compensation is sub-par, sometimes leading to lowered morale & motivation. Benefits and amenities are seen as mediocre, with the occasional accusation of the company being "cheap" at the expense of comfort and even functionality.


  6. Love it.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The focus is on making the best product and offering the best support. Financially, profit sharing twice a year and sabbaticals every five years help to make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Since this is a great place to work and it seems that few people leave, at times it may be difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't retire.


  7. A great company for engineers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experienced colleagues, profit sharing, partial reimbursement for education, well-managed 401k.

    Cons

    No complaints. The company is well-managed and the people are good. There have been layoffs in the past, but the work force is stronger today because of that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Layout Designer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Contractor - Layout Designer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything about this company is a pro.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (4)

    Associate Design Engineer (Lab Super-Tech)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in North Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in North Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love it. Designers are very smart and good to work for. No politics, no games, no bulls***. Management focuses on high value, long life, high performance parts and has a long view. What a refreshing change from other short-sighted tech companies! Yes, there have been shutdowns but it sure beats getting laid off or working insane hours like most other companies handle downturns. A very broad based product line is also a pleasure to work with, it means there is no such thing as one big stumble that kills the company. I've learned a lot here and never want to leave.

    Cons

    None. This is as good as it gets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up guys, I want to retire from LTC.


  10. Electrical Engineering Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Linear Technology as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the engineers are very nice and helpful. Everyone very willing to answer questions and go over concepts with the interns. A relatively relaxed work environment. I don't think any of the interns were ever hounded too much, as long as you get your work done. There were events specifically for the interns such as talks from different departments and outside "field trip" sort of events. Internship actually pays very well compared to other similar companies.

    Cons

    As an intern sometimes it's hard to be fully utilized in a way that is completely rewarding, if that makes sense. It's understandable to a certain extent but can be frustrating at times. Although people are nice and are willing to answer questions, you're mostly on your own when working on projects and assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure about this. I was only an intern and I have a pretty positive experience. I wasn't exposed to too many of the problems, even if I heard about them.


  11. Linear Tech Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, good knowledge sharing, good market chasing strategies

    Cons

    Below average base salary



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