Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
Rich Templeton
73 Ratings

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. Helpful (1)

    Avoid if possible

    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Support is good on products and equipment

    Cons

    Reverse pyramid management chain. Managers of Managers dictate a screwed up condition were by you if you perform too well it becomes the expectation and 40hours becomes 50hours becomes 60hours....


  2. Helpful (1)

    Human Resource Administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resource Administrator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Good benefits, free parking, business casual

    Cons

    Fast Pace, people over looked at times

    Advice to Management

    the management system needs to be more in tune with people they manage


  3. Helpful (4)

    Disappointed at the end.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FAE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - FAE in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    TI provides great benefits: competitive salary, annual stock options and grants, employee stock purchase plan, vacation, 401K with matching, profit sharing and sales bonus if in sales department.
    Great portfolio for every application. Unbeatable price for their customers.
    Great factory and support staff. Competent technical and sales staff.

    Cons

    It seems like TI has turned into less innovation and more me too, low cost product company.
    Hiring fresh engineering graduate students with no real experience and after short in-house training assign them as sales engineers supporting customers. As expected some don't make it.
    Sales staff are unhappy with the latest company accounting practices, finding this immortalizing and wasteful.
    Sales staff performance is highly effected by constant price discounting.
    Some Senior management believes is leading with fear, intimidation and bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees with respect and provide some positive feedback.
    Don't have


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  5. Helpful (3)

    The good, bad and ugly

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

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart and hard working people, lots of IP resources and training opportunities. Relatively decent pay and training environment for fresh graduates.

    Cons

    The office politics and good ole boy networks are everywhere. No upward career path at all if you plan to stay in the company long term.
    Upper management have no vision longer than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your engineers as people instead of tools and resources. focusing on a real long term plan for the company instead of next quarter's financial results


  6. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place for sales, used to be great

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

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay well, good benefits, great product line

    Cons

    Changed sales strategy few years back. Went to management by (a lot of) spreadsheets. Lots of reports to fill out. Not interested in new ideas to grow. With new direction, have had a massive turn over of sales management and people.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Endless re-orgs and RIFs year after year. No clear direction other than "Analog is the way, move to Dallas"

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

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules. Comp time. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership that cares only about the bottom line. Short term means "last week". Long term means "at the end of the month." TI puts the "ti" in "reactive".


  8. Helpful (2)

    Product / Test Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Test Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Test Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Lots of stuff to do and learn for new engineer. If you are fresh from college, good place to work. But if you look for long term career, you should not work for TI.

    Cons

    This company managers are very politic. They have very little respect for employee. If you are not good at people skills you will not survive long. Good at technical only will not survive long either. TI had a clear history of laying off people.

    Advice to Management

    Show your respect, invest and trust your people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start your career but difficult to grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work , very smart engineers

    Cons

    Management decisions eat up into the execution time for engineers , lot of rework

    Advice to Management

    Management should be engineering driven not sales driven


  10. Product development

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

    I worked at Texas Instruments as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience, company takes care of employees or tries to

    Cons

    Big company politics, new employees ideas ignored

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond quarterly revenues


  11. Needs to change with the times

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

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great and talented people for the most part
    -They offer lots of training to develop new employees

    Cons

    -Benefits for new employees are terrible
    -Advancement is almost non-existent
    -Company doesn't value employees as much as they should
    -Constant lay-offs and re-orgs

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like they matter more.
    Stop promoting people to management just because they're good engineers.
    Offer more training for poor managers.



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