Analog Devices Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
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  1. Good Company and leader in analog ckts design.

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    Former Intern - Product Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Intern - Product Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Analog Devices as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's stable and helpful. The group is expanding.

    Cons

    A little pressure. Wide range of knowledge is needed.

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Getting worse

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    Former Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work (for some), good benefits, work with very skilled engineers

    Cons

    Poor direction and leadership from upper management, culture becoming more toxic and polarized, long design cycles with large teams = slow career growth and development, low pay compared to other companies in the industry, frequent re-orgs, layoffs, work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to improve the career development situation. The assembly-line method where people have the same role over and over wastes people's potential. Also, need to fix the territorial culture that leads to extreme waste of resources and a terrible work environment. Most are not happy, some regretting coming to ADI, people will leave. It is a real shame that ADI is devolving from where it was to where it is going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. A hive of smart minds

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    Former Intern - Product Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Intern - Product Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Analog Devices as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Analog Devices is very open and inviting. Most of the engineers I worked with were very helpful whenever I had questions about specific projects I was working on at the time.

    There weren't tight constraints placed on employees when it came to accounting for working hours and the management was very flexible in the event of emergencies and needing to take time off. Accumulation of vacation time was a slow process but you start off with 3 weeks as a new hire.

    I worked as an intern, but after my seventeen months of non-consecutive "rotations" at the company, I felt very well educated on the projects I worked and felt strong connections to some of my fellow employees.

    Cons

    Despite the flexibility of the management, I found myself at a loss for how to progress during certain stages of a project. My manager was often very busy with his own work and had little time to train me or give me direction on who to talk to in order to solve the problems I was dealing with at the time.

    Over the years I worked off and on as an intern, I saw the same faces in the same positions with only horizontal "promotions" and shifting employees around into different groups. Recently, a corporate restructure took place that left several employees in groups and positions they were unfamiliar with and unskilled in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the group sizes are often relatively small, encourage more face-time between management and employees to catalyze growth of the worker and ensure a level of comfort with the type of work currently assigned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place to work at

    Current Intern - Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Intern - Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Analog Devices as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the business-2-business based strategy at ADI.

    Cons

    ADI is not doing enough Research and development on system level products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Lots of smart people, very conservative management

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ADI is filled with really bright, competent engineers. It is an amazing place to increase your skills. I learned a lot at ADI and got to work on a lot of very interesting projects.

    Cons

    Raises aren't very good. Hard to break through into the ranks of senior people. Lay people off too often and then have to hire again soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing quite well, but you could improve the prospects of your junior engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Very stable company, good people, difficult to move up.

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Analog Devices full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, people are professional and know their job.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow. The culture of the company is changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify the organization, provide clear directions, utilize the strengths of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great pay and benefits, management has blinders on as you go up

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    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits. 5% 401k Company contribution PLUS 3% match on first 4% you contribute. Bonuses were averaging around 15% peaked at 25%, bottom was around 4%. Healthy company financially, - pay freeze, but not cut in downturn of '08-'09, company still posted profits too.
    Local management (Greensboro, NC) and peers in engineering are great to work with.

    Cons

    Corporate and upper management are not listening to the local teams, they've cut costs a lot and have definitely made the company leaner financially, but some has come and is still coming at the expense of tying the hands of some of the engineering teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think. Listen. Come visit locally and try to understand real issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Analog Devices - technology leader built on family values

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Analog Devices full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, flexible hours, career development plans, compensation&benefits, top of the line technology projects

    Cons

    Vacation days do not roll over to the following year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. A view of a Product Development Engineer at Analog Devices

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    The job at ADI is pretty flexible in terms of personal growth. There are many career developing opportunities available at ADI. Also, to move from one job to another job within the company is available for employees to excel in various fields.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it's a struggle to get few things approved, get the right equipment in the LAB and compete for resources in the same group between different teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A as of now, except listen to employees once in a while.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great place to start, but you have to work to find opportunities for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Analog Devices employees some of the best and brightest engineers. There is a definite emphasis on the engineering aspect of the work (as opposed to the marketing aspect). Everyone seems very happy to be working there, and the consensus is that when people leave for other companies, they'll probably be back in a few years. I've seen it happen several times and I'm not surprised that it's true.

    Cons

    The company becomes too conservative in times of hardship, to the point where it can be difficult to get approval for items that are required. There seems to be little specific direction given by the senior management, only generalities that don't seem to point us anywhere. Also, there appears to be too much emphasis on the Wall Street performance metrics and meeting the numbers for the next quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more specific about your vision of where the company is headed. Stand out and say this is what we think we should. Screw the Wall Street perspective of the "next quarter" and do something that requires long term vision.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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