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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.6 1,087 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton

Rich Templeton

(695 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good till it lasts...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with; hardworking, intelligent and talented.

    ConsConstant fear of layoffs. Old school approach. Treat employees like a commodity - no value to hardworking and talented employees....

    Advice to Senior ManagementUltraconservative and does not want to take market risks, ultimately losing out to competitors. Recognize and value your employees. They build the company for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall experience is ok.

    Analog Mixed-Signal Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsPay and benefits are ok. Work and life can be balanced.

    ConsThere is a lot of politics. Upper management does not care about individual employees. There is too much reorganization in most BUs every year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's better to minimize reorganization every year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Like a Family... with way too many personal issues

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsWhen I first started here, I was told by current employees TI = Training Institute and Tiny Income. I don't believe this to be true. They reward hard work and effort, and they have reasonable expectations for work/life balance.

    ConsTI was like a family to me... but a dysfunctional one. Politics are horrible. Also, mass layoffs really hurt the culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlaybook is tedious and mostly involves paper pushing. I would like to see more emphasis on technology roadmap and less on redundant execution checks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    lost potential

    Senior Analog Design Engineer/Design Lead (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood work/life balance, low stress level. Good vacation. Plentiful design tools. Lots of support for design engineers i.e. in the lab and design software. Could have potential but see the cons.

    Consperhaps it depends on particular BU, but in my experience there is way too much politics and not enough substance. Many of SMTS/DMTS are old and not up to the level, but still have their high titles and perks and not shy to use them. Mid-level management is often technically mediocre resulting in loss of business and subsequent mass lay-offs. Tech ladder advancement is based on who you know, not what one is worth. Low-level management often stuffed by incompetents who just sing the company tune but have no clue of design issues and just concerned with keeping themselves employed. Nat Semi acquisition was sought to add tech talent, but Nat Semi was never in the top 3 of analog, and many of their best people left. Recent lay-offs tended to remove a lot of talent - those who stayed seemed most politically skilled, not technically talented, consequently a lot of talent got picked up by top competitors, probably on the cheap. Top management comes from sales and marketing, not from design, which probably accounts for a lot of the above issues. I can't see how TI can compete with the top 3 in analog - other than on price.

    Advice to Senior Managementcut down on politics - focus on technical excellence; start growing technical management, not career climbers. Stop promoting sales/marketing types into senior management - there are way too many of those and they are the ones who create politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid technical company that changes focus too often

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging jobs with lots of opportunities to work hard. Room to take on more responsibilities at any job level. Heavy international travel in senior positions. Great experience for a first job

    ConsNot much work life ballance. Focused on loading everyone as heavily as possible. Senior workers are slowly pushed out of the organization around 50. Most promotions go to individuals under 30.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe speed of turn over could impact the performance of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsFriendly environment and good benefit

    ConsLack of investment and sales oriented culture

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    Electrical Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsLarge established infrastructure worldwide, good benefits in the US.

    ConsJust like leaders of many other publicly traded companies TI managers are mostly focused on impressing investors. This culture spreads through all levels of the company. It does not matter what you do, it only matters what your boss think you do.
     The company has very few innovative products. Product designed decades ago generate most of the revenue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild true engineering company, do not hire so many clueless MBAs to manage engineers, respect engineers, they are not just tools.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning. Not sure about future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexible company. Good learning & personal growth

    ConsNot sure about where the company is headed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risk.

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

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    Great in technology, but life and work balance should be improved tremendously.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChallenging, reasonable pay and perk, large resources of knowledge. Very good environment for single to gain experiences before moving to more life/work balance companies or for married engineers.

    ConsThis is not a good place for married engineers even though pay, benefits, and time off are very reasonable or a little above average. Management pays too much attention to getting things out, but does not pay enough attention to quality of products or employees' lives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalance life work, and your employees will work extra time for free at home or in the office to assure quality and robust products.

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    I learn things that is very useful to use in other line of work.

    Assembler (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe training was very good learning experince. for all the 21yrs that I was there. I work in all areas in photo.
    Then I transfer to plasma I was full train in that area on all tool set. I love the training I got in all.

    ConsIt was hard to get time-off when it came to vacation time,holidays if your time is less than your co-workers they have first pick.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI dodn't have any advice about upper management.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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