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Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
1,221 Reviews
3.7
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance (of course depends on the type of role you are in) (in 130 reviews)

  • Nice campus, you may have a relaxed work environment, depending on your boss (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult to have when the job demands are more than the people to complete the job (in 41 reviews)

  • Entitlement mentality towards uncompensated labor from middle and upper management (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to start your career but difficult to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Work , very smart engineers

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be engineering driven not sales driven

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Product development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Big company politics, new employees ideas ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think beyond quarterly revenues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Needs to change with the times

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Management Chain needs a major shakeup

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Texas Instruments has a great history with a global footprint and many Smart people ruwho have stuck around through the turbulent recent past can make this company great once again.

    Cons

    The entire company is run like a Sales team. Long term vision means thinking about 4 Quarter during the first Quarter. Texas Instruments really needs to shed it's Inbred management of Sales people and hire some experienced and qualified technology executives. There is no technology company in the world that can continue to grow and prosper by spending more money on SG&A than R&D (take a look at their 2013 Annual report)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can continue to milk Great technology and businesses built by your predecessors. At some point, they will run out of steam

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a great place for digital engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Physical Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - ASIC Physical Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Latest technology
    2. Lot of responsibilities. Good chance to learn a lot
    3. You will get to work with the best people in the industry
    4. Flexible timings and great compensation

    Cons

    1. Poor work life balance. Long meetings (5~6 hours a day). Will end up putting 16 hours a day at work overall.
    2. No job security. Layoff is a quarterly ritual. Will be working with a knife under the neck
    3. Company is more focused toward analog business. Not a good place for digital engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business plan should be well thought. If a business is going down, efforts should be made to improve the business. Shutting down all the divisions will only shrink the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    review on TI

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

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Location. Reasonable work load. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Too much focused on financial status. No focus on future technical leadership. Low job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok technically, but management is short sighted.

    Current Employee - Analog IC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Analog IC Design Engineer

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High performers get paid big bucks. Technology is top notch.

    Cons

    Managment makes poor business decisions and the end result is management remains in place but engineers get laid off.

    Groups work in silos here with little sharing or cooperation.

    Can get pigeon holed doing certain designs or tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that engineers can do a variety of design tasks and don't need to be laid off because one business goes bad, can transition to new growing groups.

  9.  

    Great hardware, not-so-good software

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place for hardware engineers, silicon designers, especially those skilled in analog. Good compensation and benefits package. Great people to work with. Flexible working hours for engineers.

    Cons

    Software engineering is underdeveloped discipline. The mindset is that hardware can sell itself. Software serves to just demo hardware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more serious about software development. Success in embedded processing market cannot come without high quality software tools and components.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management Out of Touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are good to their employees. Great pay. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Upper Management style is to re-org or layoff. After a major layoff I went through 2 re-orgs a year for two years then was finally let go myself. A year later they had yet another layoff and re-org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to the board of directors. Get rid of the good old boy network in Texas and layoff the upper management. It doesn't take any talent to consistently layoff and re-org employees while you pat yourself on the back with bonuses and stock options.

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

    Great people, horrible management

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

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Passionate employees. Great product. Great customers

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employees regarding market trends. They create products that compete with each other. Micro managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire the best people in the industry. Listen to your employees when they make suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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