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Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
72 Reviews
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Maxim Integrated President and CEO Tunc Doluca
Tunc Doluca
72 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I can learn a lot of technical stuff from the company (in 10 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance possible, Plate is filled with work always (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is old school and very out of touch with the operator levels (in 16 reviews)

  • Some of the full-time engineers (depending on the group) had very poor work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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    salary

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    they were cheap before, but have changed under Tunc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to gain experience, but a cheap and does not really care about workers

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    Former Employee - Widget Maker in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Widget Maker in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really good place to go to gain experience for a couple years, but not a place to stay for a long time. Lots of people are really nice.

    Cons

    Stock has grown at a snails pace, they love to blame their customers for their internal problems. The employee voice is lacking in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming your customers for your poor performance. It really is embarrassing. Tunc- just say you made mistakes and you are fixing them. Accountability is really the best way to go here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Old mature business. It's better not to stay in Silicon Valley.

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    Former Contractor - Thin Film Process Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Thin Film Process Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    New HQ building in San Jose is nice. The safety department is awesome.

    Cons

    Technology of analog is not as exiting as digital world in terms of feature size, new materials and technology.

    Employees are fear of losing their jobs, so that they are so conservative but not aggressive to explore new stuff in day-to-day life.

    Pay and benefits are substantially lower than market price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better not stay in Bay Area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old school analog company

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Good quality analog products, known in the industry (good and bad). Constant bonus payout. New campus is something to be proud of

    Cons

    Outside of the analog product line (i.e. Optical Sensors) they are destined to fail. You can not run a new business like older product lines. Process and designs are different. Company promises job security and stability only to do layoffs over and over and over again. Interesting how one quarter it's gung ho hiring and building then next quarter is freeze and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can not compete with the likes of Google, Apple, Qualcomm with old analog style management and compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR needs to step up. NO CONCRETE EFFORT on Learning. NO Development Initiatives.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    laid back culture
    work life balance

    Cons

    lacks energy and drive
    no personal development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    centralized effort to improve efforts on learning needs to improve big-time
    they need to assign someone this role rather than loosely handling it under HR
    PEOPLE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT SOME ACTION (IF SOMEONE IS HEARING ME!)

  7.  

    Cog in the machine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    They take decent care of their people - good PTO and benefits. Talk a lot about work/life balance

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Zero HR function. Purely an engineering company run by a crew of engineers that have been at the company for 20+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some outsiders to help shake up the old guard. Such great potential is being hamstrung by nepotism and political protectionism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the same

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is somewhat fair, depending on the group. The medical benefits are good. They are involved in the community.

    Cons

    This company used to be like a family. Layoffs are constant, which leaves you feeling uneasy and uncertain about the future. More layoffs happened today. (12/4/2014)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending US jobs over seas. It would be good business sense if the talent were 1-1 and not 4-1. Why would you hire more people for the same dollars? Shouldn't the quality of employee be such that one person could do the same work as one US citizen and cost 1/4 of the US citizen? Instead you're hiring four people to do the same work as one US employee. That's not good business sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Old school leadership, losing the good, young and motivated talent

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The "in the office" culture makes it a comfortable 9 to 5 job.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to make it a great place to work. Many of my peers, including myself, lack a sense of engagement and loyalty to Maxim. The work environment in San Jose is somewhat sterile. People are asked to keep their voices down, not take phone calls at their desks and conform to specific model. Creative, out-of-the-box thinkers struggle at Maxim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with what other companies, especially in the Bay Area, are offering employees or prospective employees in terms of a full package which goes well beyond monetary or benefits compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Work enviornment

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    Current Employee - Fab Technician II in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Fab Technician II in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will almost never be fired no matter how little you work

    Cons

    very little room for advancement, poor management, long hours, forced vacation time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    24/7 - A place for you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    The paycheck, 401K, medical benefits

    Cons

    Can't work from home, not good about taking your earned vacation off, micromanagement, not empowered to make decisions, inconsistent communication, way too much nepotism, undervalued, top heavy management, only 7 paid holidays per year, and we used to have only 4 until recently. Once they increased the holidays they cut back our vacation pay. It really was not an increase of anything. Most companies get 10-11 paid holidays Do not recommend working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the employee what work style works for them, do not expect them to have the same work style as management. If they are getting the work done and meeting deadlines then let them continue with their style. Find better qualified managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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