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Analog Devices Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
252 Reviews
3.7
252 Reviews
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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.  

    Very good company for an internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and learning environment; interesting projects that you can learn so much from as long as you are a positive thinker and can ask correct questions; very good work-life balance. very competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    just to be nitpick, not many company retreat activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can't think of anything at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    People are very helpful. It is very design and technology oriented company.

    Cons

    Not that good for promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineering driven company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance. I learned many things over the years working there across several different roles. In general, as an engineer, I felt well taken care of and was a happy employee.

    Cons

    Salary was on the lower side of industry. Often slow moving due to typical big company issues. The company also struggled a little with resourcing business opportunities outside of the comfort zone of high margin industrial-type segments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the great work/life balance, however, try to improve compensation package.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good balance, needs stronger decision making

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture and focus on continuous improvement. Good work / life balance/

    Cons

    Not all groups the same, some older support organizations are filled with bureaucracy and outdated systems. Attempts are being made to improve but its slow going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firm up on identifying the poor performers and removing them. Its too difficult to address these issues under the current HR policies and procedures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be a great place, still has some great people, management needs direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    90% of people are great, very professional and smart. Good products. Decent benefits. Good work-life balance. Decent pay. Open to career moves within the company.

    Cons

    Management seems to have no clear direction. Bad managers and low performers are not dealt with. Too much politics often gets in the way of successful product releases. Poor or no communication between upper management and the rest of the company, even amongst themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate people in management and align them where you want the company to be. Acknowledge top performers and remove bottom performers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    marketing intern

    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good to understand different industries

    Cons

    Not much external customer validation

  8.  

    Mixed! Good company but execution new product development is poor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FAE in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - FAE in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Flexible and fun environment. Great people.

    Cons

    Poor execution, many failed strategies and half assed approach to new markets has lead to poor penetration and hence zero revenue growth poor stock performance over last 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too top heavy

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The synergy of the group varies strongly depending on the leader.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Good 401k match, company doesn't make it "arbitrary" in tough times
    Good benefit package, strong employee assistance (emergency childcare, paternity leave)

    Cons

    Corporate seems to favor it's Ireland and MA engineers - important to be "known" by technology VPs located in MA in order to progress to highest technical levels. ADI is employer of choice in MA, but not in Silicon Valley - compensation is not as competitive unless you're a new hire. Very stingy with RSUs/equity program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the new Marketing/Technology strategy but increase your awareness of the competitive situation in Silicon Valley and the talent that resides there!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company perfect for a quite living and technically challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    huge amount of information and knowledge available. Weekly seminars and daily discussions help you learning and broaden your area of competence. Form this point of you analog is great. It's pretty tough to get in as a designer. You get screened from the senior designer to the fellows. People here is always available to help you out with everything from the simulation environment to technical problems that you might have in your design. Very challenging place to work in, but once you are in, unless they close your design center as it is happening right now, you are pretty safe.

    Cons

    Forget about short term careers. No matter how good you are the older guy goes always ahead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there's is very little interaction with senior management and I think is one of the weakest aspects of the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    You can enjoy a good life as an integrated circuit designer. The environment is relaxed, they give plenty of space for creativity, and performance is valued more than deadlines. They hire some of the best designers that you can find in the industry and it is a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Most of the designers work in small chips and they specialize in a single type of circuit, which does not provide them with a broad base for their future career.
    The professional growth opportunities are limited, and experience is more valued than talent.
    Working in a remote site is not pleasant due to management ignoring feedback from those that do not work in the headquarters.
    Marketing does a poor job, and HR is absolutely useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve internal communications.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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