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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
45 Reviews

3.8
45 Reviews
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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good for very technically oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can be very technically demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Linear 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Repetative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Camas (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Operator in Camas (Indonesia)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unintelligent people. Lack of authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to be

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

    Pros

    Well managed Company, great respect for people, smart management, no politics … just biz oriented, focus on profit

    Cons

    none, everything is perfect as it is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going this way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Little incentive for growth or advancement

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing in the range of 20-30% twice per year. 6-8 week long sabbatical every five years.

    Cons

    No incentive for growth. There are very few management positions available, especially for women. It's basically a boy's club. The hiring structure is focused on bringing in design engineers (99.9% male). Everyone else is looked upon as catering to the design community, and as such, not valued. The structure of the company is scattered. There is no centralized IT. Each department fends for itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has millions it could invest in its employees, yet it sits on the cash, year after year. When we ask for anything extra, like a gym, basketball courts or even a couch in the women's restroom, the answer is always 'no', in spite of the wealth of cash on hand this company has. This year, in spite of how well we're doing, our annual salary increases were decreased to 4% maximum (down from 5%). Sabbaticals every five years and the 20-30% profit sharing bonuses we receive twice yearly are not enough to address the growing morale problem that exists company wide. Management needs to loosen the purse strings, provide some incentive for advancement (especially for non-design, non-male employees) and realize that the 'supporting' departments are just as vital to the company's well-being as the design department is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    LTC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    Pros

    Great place to work for designers

    Cons

    Difficult porducts to work on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good environment, good people, good salary

    Cons

    growth is very slow, need to expand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more management level

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good company with that's well managed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Raises are not that good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management doesn't seem to care much with most of their employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Linear Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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