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Analog Devices Reviews

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Vincent Roche
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Pros
  • The only pro is work-life balance as there is very little work to do (in 36 reviews)

  • very talented co-workers, good working environment, good salaries (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Strong senior management, but very weak mid-level management (in 7 reviews)

  • Career advancement can be very slow - especially from entry level to mid-level mangement (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Lots of ADI lifers. Stong culture. Well diversified portfolio.
    Well established: 40+ years old.

    Cons

    Slow pace. Extra effort doesn't get you much in return. Lots of old people with old ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk. OPBT/reveune isn't the only measure of success.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Digital design group in Norwood is not a very good place to work if you want to produce chips.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Norwood, MA

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent extra-curricular activities, smart individuals from who you can learn.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for growth for younger engineers, especially in the digital design group. Senior engineers who have been there for a long time maintain too much control. Further, there is no sound design methodology to create products quickly. If you want to talk about smart things and do cool things without really producing any chips ... this is the group for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mentorship style of senior engineers is more about musing philosophically about smart designs rather than getting to the simplest description that fits the question asked.

    As a young engineer I constantly had to go back to my office and decipher my manager's instructions. It was almost as if I was at a hard school (like MIT) and the teacher just decided to make the homework hard, because he wanted to. I could figure it out and did a good job there but I did not want it to be that way. I wanted to solve problems to make products work rather than create an entire scheme to address the problem simply because that scheme sounded cool. I had spent enough time in school. When you are in industry, it is more important to do the right thing than the 'coolest' thing.

    It is important that senior management realizes this if they want this group to succeed. And they need to adopt a mentorship style that allows younger engineers to take the weight off their shoulders. And that includes teaching them appropriately and giving them recognition for hard work and good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    In general successful company, tons of cash, good bonus and benefits. Very stable company

    Cons

    No path to growth within the company, salaries low comparing to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management of MPD business unit can be a little bit better. Schedules are not realistic.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Good technologies, experienced senior designers, some products are quite advanced.

    Cons

    Personal career growth is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Came in with not too much order to the internship, but I was allowed to make a lot of the opportunity.

    Cons

    Company seems to have a culture where many old employees have stuck around but not advanced far within the company. Perhaps a sign of happiness working there, but it scared a much younger employee like me off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The place seems asleep. Time for a wakeup and cultural shakeup.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A view of a Product Development Engineer at Analog Devices

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Technician in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Challenging work. Good opportunities for overtime. Good people to work with most of the time. Great educational benefits, even have UMass teach classes on campus for engineering degrees.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between shifts. Lack of clear chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rember that just because people are working night shift and aren't as visible as day shift personnel that they are still working hard.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Planning Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Good vacation and bonus structure. Diversified international employees. Respected 45 year old company who have alot of patented IP & products. Well paid.

    Cons

    Management communications are constantly mixed. HR are not to be trusted. Company is split into three main divisions and on division gets all the attention and they other two are considered the the laggards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying the CEO so much. New product process for introduction is a joke and needs serious re-engineering

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ADI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    An excellent working atmosphere. Some really smart people in the building, who have had lots of patents in the IC design atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very boring work around. It is highly impossible to grow much in the company due to how big the company is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to give more time to some of the young minds. They need to let them be more creative instead of pushing everyone onto the same kind of jobs.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Freedom to learn and work on new things. Lots of smart people as far as analog design is concerned.

    Cons

    Management not very competent. Still mostly a component company and reactive. Pay raises are pretty low and barely keep up with inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for organic growth mb encouraging new ideas within the company instead of sporadically going for acquisitions that do not work out.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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