Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Pros
  • Very good work life balance with flexible hours (in 130 reviews)

  • Good work environment, friendly coworkers (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance rarely seems to be in favor of life (in 41 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be reserved for Marketing/Sales folks (in 28 reviews)

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  1. MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES

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    Current Employee - Tech in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Tech in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits are good. wellness checks also.

    Cons

    Does not pay manufacturing employees well. And can move up in the company either.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. We do more with less employees now.


  2. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Worked with pretty good people, had a very good direct supervisor. But they could only do so much.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, or opportunity to move from contract to permanent position


  3. Engineering/Chemical Eng.

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay. Was making $25.24 an hour with Cigna HMO

    Cons

    Lazy Engineers who do not know or want to train on the job

    Advice to Management

    Get it in Gear. Lets hustle.


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  5. Firmware Engineer

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with highly skilled engineers. Sincere and motivated work environment. Sufficient technical infrastructure to test and debug hardware related issues.

    Cons

    As a software/firmware engineer you are worthless. For TI, software is just something to be written in the air, and pure cost. Main focus of this company is to reduce cost of existing products, that means if you are working on a project which requires research and development you are on the gun. You may end up with lay-off even you are a top performer. Never ever use the word "Research" in your sentences. In brief TI is not an engineering company, it just driven by sales person without adhering any engineering skills.

    Advice to Management

    Try to innovate something, and do not treat employees as nothing but cost.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Ethical Comapny???

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many groups to switch jobs within company

    Cons

    Ti is a Ethical company is a big question? They treat people hell and make some story to get out of the door. And everything is so secretly that no one knows what happened to the next door employee. Management has to check on HR. They are really doing poor jobs in making sure they know about the facts. Specially in the support groups. Where no one knows people is getting treated poorly. Because of the job security people work without any complains to the higher management. Check if you are applying for supporting groups not for the main business group you might have to go to the ditch.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the HR's are really doing poor jobs. They don't even know the facts and never try to get into the details.


  7. Worst management ever

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    Current Employee - Contractual
    Current Employee - Contractual
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits for regular employees Good facilities Standardize trainings Stable company Forbes 500

    Cons

    Unethical behavior of management Management only see the negatives Efforts are unappreciated Management are not leaders, they are boss. Management don't have breakthroughs to give. They are dependent on workers to give that to them.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the work done. Talk first verbally to your people before flaming them on emails. Be a leader who motivate people not a boss who degrades others. Be a solution, not a complainant. Be ethical.


  8. Product Engineer

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    Former Freelancer - Product Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Freelancer - Product Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very timely oriented employee who can work in a diversified environment with no issue. Very goal oriented.

    Cons

    Always put more time if need be and does not mind working overtime if need be.

    Advice to Management

    Will always find a solution individually but a group oriented player too.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Very hostile culture

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good products and most of the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Sales management in particular (in the Sunnyvale office) is very unreasonable and always attacking it's employees. On top of everything, there is no flexibility in sales styles, where they expect people to be driving the customer and anything else is perceived as ineffective. Relationship building with the customer is of no value to sales management.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize a more effective CRM tool than just spreadsheets. If you don't value senior, more experienced sales people who have good customer relationship building skills, then don't hire them in the first place! Also, I came from Intel where there were a lot of opportunities to change jobs internally and develop a more well-rounded skill set. There is no mentoring or any discussion about your career at TI Sunnyvale sales. The reason I call this out is that I heard that other parts in TI are good to work for.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Mediocre at best…the grass is definitely greener

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    Former Employee - Non-Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Non-Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    +High salaries relative to market +Flexible work arrangements (but only if your manager supports this or likes you…many managers will say no, or guilt trip you if you work from home with no reason). Flexibility is only a benefit if it's consistently applied for everyone, not just those employees with children. +Great experience for early career folks (stretch roles with a lot of responsibility) +Large amount of new college grads starting every year, easy to build up a great group of friends if you're a transplant to Dallas +Opportunities to work in international locations +Relatively flat org structure

    Cons

    -If you work here, expect to work 24/7. Work/life balance is virtually nonexistent. I work at another company now, and I have never been happier. TI was my first job out of college, so I thought this was normal. It's not! Don't be scared of trying something new if you're not happy. -"Old boys club" culture. Comms and HR are trying hard to turn it around and offer fun activities like Jack Kilby Day, but as long as the company is full of disgruntled people, the culture will definitely not be turning around anytime soon. -Lack of transparency around processes/procedures, especially compensation cycle, leads to employees distrusting HR -Forced distribution rankings for performance = getting zeroed out for yearly raises, even when there is not a known performance concern. Very bad for morale/engagement! Especially in suffering business units.

    Advice to Management

    Specifically to the HR Leadership Team: If you are wondering about the unusually high NCG attrition, this is why: As an employee, if a role, assignment, or manager is not working for you and you voice your concerns, expect nothing to be done about it. You get labeled as a complainer, and manager retaliation DOES exist. Many of my coworkers have left/are leaving (myself included) because they had to choice and nowhere to go except their current role. Mobility exists, but only if your HR manager approves it and you're not in a rotation program. There are many other companies to go to, some of which aim to create a work environment in which employees are excited to be there. Focus on improving your facilities (which is made to seem like a low priority)….this is proven to increase morale. Also, be mindful of who you make managers. Someone could be a great engineer or finance person, but that doesn't mean they will be great at managing people. Trust your employees when they say there's a problem! You will lose them to someone who does something about it. Simple base pay isn't enough to make people stay if they're miserable. As much as it kills me to give retention advice, putting even 10k of equity on your NCGs once they are ~2 years in will increase retention a lot.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Hi

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None nothing to say abut them

    Cons

    Everything is wrong and unfair turnover jobs

    Advice to Management

    Nothing



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