Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
333 Reviews

3.1
333 Reviews
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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)

  • Sometimes it was tough to maintain work life balance but was manageable (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hard work, but learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Smts  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Smts in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of work. You are always busy. Learned alot, everyone is helpful. OK compensation and health benefits. Interesting products, nice building, nice work place.

    Cons

    Some engineers are not competent. No free food, pay is not that great, goes down every year, RSU aware goes down every year, bonus comes down every year, revenue falls every year. Good guys leave, bad guys stay. Some managers just want to do nothing, but move their lips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UP the RSU award or lose people

  2.  

    Good place to work if you are an engineer.

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are an engineer.

    Cons

    Not great if you are in supporting departments like IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve collaboration. Make IT projects more top driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IT Specialist

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

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and SOP on business processes

    Cons

    Career path is not clear for employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My introduction into Corporate Culture in the tech industry

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    Former Employee - PCB Designer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - PCB Designer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was great working with many different talented individuals. Management was very supportive.

    Cons

    The 6 month layoff cycle the 4 years I was there created an uncomfortable atmosphere of fear and eventual apathy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Experience to work there. Good people and interesting work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people who enjoy their work. The company was trying (perhaps still is) to move away from its image as misery when it comes to spending money, as seen by the construction of the new buildings at different locations.

    1st and 2nd second level managers try hard to take care of their people.

    Upper management appears to communicate often to the employees.

    Cons

    When working on projects that cross group boundaries and problems occur, especially schedule slippage, inter-group politics goes adversarial causing wasted time in "covering your butt" activities.

    Some groups do not offer real career advancement except for job grade increases doing more of the same work.

    Working with older technology since that works to build products their customers need. Does not prepare you for work at other companies where they expect applicants to have experience at the latest technology nodes.

    The company has a tendency to interview people with the intent of building a list of potential candidates for a later time, and often does not have a hiring requisition open when bringing a candidate in house for an interview.

    Over the last few months, Maxim has moved work out of the US to its overseas operations and to off shore contract houses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK to work there

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good pay, good people, involve all phases of IC development

    Cons

    weak management, lots of polities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A testament of endurance and complaisance of your goals and aspirations.

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Organizational culture and values in place aim to personal and company growth. Maintains and manufactures old simplified technologies with established demand. Drives innovation through improving on existing working model technologies which makes for job security.

    Cons

    Some management groups lack knowledge and experience to effectively lead projects. Incredible mismanagement of company financial resources in what seems to be learn on the job tactics rather than following simple industry standards. Experience, knowledge, overall contribution for the better good of the company and safety of its employees are perceived as a threat by management if not derived from own thoughts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept advice from the pool of knowledge available within company. Empower, and reward employees through recognition of their accomplishments. Do not repackage employee's valuable advise and take credit for it as your own to your superiors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Profitable, Stable, diversified and positive brand image.

    Cons

    Little opportunity, risk averse, internal politics, overhead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Maxim Integrated first year as Sr. Project / Program Mgr.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with on a day to day basis at Maxim are great. I have met many good IT and Business co workers who have been here many years.

    Cons

    Upper Management has unrealistic expectations. The Maxim way of life is eat, sleep, breath Maxim and there is no room for anything else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    global organisation with excellent work culture

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    next generation technology, global opportunities, opportunity to work with global players in telecom, electronics, automobile and medical device industries

    Cons

    Very demanding work schedules, tight controls, lean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    informal activities and hygeine factors can help improve employee motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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