Texas Instruments
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Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.6 1,017 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton

Rich Templeton

(657 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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good old boys club

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Texas Instruments

Proscorporate strategy is right, stock price following

Conspromotions depend simply on who likes you and what niche you can fill

Advice to Senior Managementbetter work-life balance

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Contract Data Analyst Experience

Data Analyst (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Texas Instruments as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI was a permanent employee for TI from 1978 until 1997 when TI sold Defense business to Raytheon, then downsized. I met a lot of life long friends and very nice people in the Sherman, TX plant. I even went back and work for them on two different occasions.

ConsI was put with a permanent employee that did not want to train me. Then that person decided they were bidding on another job. They replaced her with another permanent employee that needed a place to go, and told me they had another job for me. I thought I was doing a great job with what I was charged with, considering the lack of training. I truly believe that they just wanted to replace me with another permanent employee. Perhaps the one that wanted to leave the group, but changed her mind?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor respect for employees

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat opportunity to learn.

ConsWhen change in workplace occurs, company will discharge employees without notice.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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TI -- The Ultimate Bureaucracy

Analog Design Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Texas Instruments as a contractor for more than a year

ProsHourly wage for contractors is commensurate with USA wages, benefits seem better than for other semiconductor companies. TI tends to buy contemporary software tools.

ConsCompany is ridiculously bureaucratic and demands that designers update online 10-page status reports almost hourly, rather than perform the actual work. On my last project, the marketer changed the technical product specs daily, then blamed designers for not being done.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold technical marketing/product definition people accountable. Spec changes should not be hidden from upper management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Beware of the field sales organization if you're over 30

Field Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat innovation, engineering and products, great support from factory, can-do spirit at factory. good reputation in the marketplace with customers. Good compensation.

ConsI joined the TI sales force in 2006, and it was a great place where they valued their people and developed them. By 2011, that had turned 180 degrees and people were now a commodity and older, veteran people were unceremoniously made to feel unwelcome, so almost all of them left. Regional sales manager positions with 20-30 reports were filled with people that 2 years before were college interns, a very nice slap in the face to the veteran people in the field who had been selling TI for years. Also, TI stopped calling on "non-growth" customers, leaving them to the competition. Management sought absolutely no feedback from the field. This is a great place to work if you're a robot.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so arrogant and care about your people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Layoffs and executives with no vision

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNone as this company is all about cutting cost and people

ConsThis company has lost its way but this is expected with top management background being sales. This has led to a company with no vision and lack of technology leadership. They do excel at cutting cost by laying off the people who really make a difference except for those who are buddies with management (good old boy network going strong).

Those thinking about joining, my recommendation is to stay away as this company is heading in the wrong direction, more so if your field is SW programmer (there are very little to no career opportunities).

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should be the first ones to be fired due to their bad decisions and lack of vision and strategy

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You work here and we own you

Technical Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Texas Instruments

ProsCompany has tremendous financial resources and massive product portfolio offering. Employee benefits (health, vision, 401k, ESSP) are very competitive with other like companies.

ConsNo work life balance. Not a good place to work if you have a family or want to ever have the opportunity to spend time with them

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to appreciate your employees. Constant revolving door of employees leaving due to local management and expectation you work 24/7. Need to allow work/life balance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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wasted years

Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Texas Instruments

Prosgood profit sharing, but treatment by management is poor

Consvery poor treatment by management

Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A horrible company to work with

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Texas Instruments

ProsTI sponsors employees with PhD degree to get green cards via EB1. It takes at most one year to get green card.

ConsThere are to many politics in TI. Your review and promotion depends on your relationship with your manger rather than your performance. Many talented people have left TI. My manger didn't show up
in any group meeting. He just get in touch with one or two people in the group to get to know the situation of the project.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe quality of TI mid-level management is terrible. Some managers provide no help in your career and just use review as a means to show his power.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to start a career

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Texas Instruments

ProsTI is a good place to start a career.
If you do find a good group, it is an outstanding place to work and spend a career. Plenty of technical challenges and good people to work with.

Overall, the low expectations placed on new employees make it a great place to learn. Add in a culture of forgiveness and you have a great place to start a career.

ConsIf you don't find a good group....
Management can be a bit short sighted and tends over react to simple problems. Somehow management only respects people who create their own problems (through neglect) and then reward them when they do their job.

Management tends to expect you to work long hours no matter what.
No advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the difference between a great individual contributor and a manager. They are not the same. TI's tendency to elevate individual contributors leads to a lot of micro managers.

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