Analog Devices Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
233 Reviews
3.9
233 Reviews
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Pros
  • Smart people, great technology, work-life balance, located in greater boston area (in 33 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.  

    Analog Devices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Some good people work there

    Cons

    Some not so good people work there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A Great Place to Learn and Start a Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is just perfect. Work is definitely busy daily but not overwhelmingly stressful. As an engineer, you may still find a balance between work and life, and this is definitely not the case in many of the engineering/high-tech firms. Engineers at Analog Devices know their shits inside out and they always stay on top of their game. They are very focused people and nice as well. There always will be people happy to assist whenever you need help.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of any downsides. One thing about the location is that Greensboro is not a terribly exciting place to live and there isn't much to do. But I guess there isn't anything that Analog Devices can do about it, is there?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire more young people, especially new college graduates and co-op students. Young people need opportunity and experience and they will be grateful if they are given a chance. And, I think it is very likely that you will gain quite a few future employees with loyalty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ethics Questionable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    A good company for one tour of duty, 4-5 years. Learn about analog technology, get an advanced degree and then move on. ADI is still a good brand to include in work history for now. ADI has a great legacy.

    Cons

    Policies and procedures are not followed consistently. HR may loose files, employees may be given bogus reviews, bad managers may be reassigned for their loyalty. Employees may find themselves in a political quagmire with no recourse. Caveat emptor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage for the long term as well as the short term. Reinstitute 5yr outlooks in the annual planning process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Terrific Company!!

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Norwood, MA

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

    Pros

    Get to work with intelligent people and interesting cutting edge products. Great benefits package! Very professional atmosphere. Great long term opportunity!

    Cons

    There really aren't any....workload could get heavy at times but that it the new normal these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    warehouse environment is the same everywhere

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    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Norwood, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    opportunity of growth is slim

    Cons

    below par for growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    opportunity of growth is slim

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Materials Handler II  in  Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Materials Handler II in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    The benefits are the best reason to work here.

    Cons

    My immediate group leader. Here in Nashua, it is hard to understand what she expects from us. It is disappointing to get the blame for things that were out of your control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analyze your management, even the lowliest of them. Ask questions they should know, I think you will find they don't know what they should. Talk with the employees below them not just their immediate boss. They have worked together 18 years and are a bit friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A conservative company looking for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Best in class brand and technology. A heaven for engineers. Profitable among a wide range of products. Does business in many market segments and all regions. Has processes and tools in place to run business operations. Well respected.

    Cons

    Conservative decision making.
    Slow to change at the executive level where it needs the most change.
    Does not hold people accountable for deliverables.
    A lack of communication at top level to the employees. A lack of clear mission and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new DNA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits and business culture

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    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Analog Devices full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefit package and good business culture.

    Cons

    Mid-Level management is spread to thin support their subordinates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase opportunities for career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work, very collaborative, yet too many personal and family relations in mid-management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Analog Devices full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom to explore and implement new ideas, working with some of the brightest minds in the industry. Education and learning is strongly encouraged. horizontal mangement structure promotes open-forum discussions.

    Cons

    Relatively slow pace of growth.

    In some engineering support structures people would not work with you unless directed by their immidiate manager, and would drag their feet thereafter thus impeding progress. No such problem within the engineering community.

    Too many mid-tier managers are related through family or relations outside company structure. Too many seasoned employee are "retired" in their existing positions, not willing to maintain pace with technology. At least in this group, too many promotions and large purchase approvals correlate with "bootlicking" and playing golf with the head of the group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably a more individual problem, but focus your efforts on people who really do the work , because they are the ones who carry it on. They will go elsewhere if you don't. On the same token, people who spend most their time talking about "how challanging it was" are usually that, just talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Strong corporate culture, medium security, generally interesting

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Analog Devices as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked at a recent acquisition of ADI, so most of the cons didn't apply during my time there. The acquisition was very R&D, and so had a huge degree of flexibility and the cutting-edge technology stayed very interesting. We were insulated from most of the corporate-ness and politics, if only because our local management staff fought strongly to that end.

    Cons

    ADI is only slightly less corporate and controlling than other large, multi-billion-dollar companies. If you're looking for stability and regimentation, ADI's a good place to look without being completely soulless. On the other hand, it's still a big company and still has its share of annoyances. My review is probably more positive than lots, having avoided most of those.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Four-walls is an unbelievably stupid and ineffective policy for IP management, and only serves to enrage your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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