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The best place I ever worked at

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

I have been working at Analog Devices

Pros

It's similar to working at university. You are on your own and need to be self motivated, but there is lots of knowledge and help available around if you ask for it. You yourself take care of your professional development, you choose the areas that are most interesting for you, in between design projects you have lots of time and opportunities to research, try different ideas and architectures. If you are lazy and not motivated, it's a good place with stable job for you to sit quietly in your qubicle and slowly do routine projects. But if you love the black magic of analog engineering, that is the best place to grow professionally. As opposed to university it is more rewarding in a sense that you see your ideas implemented in real products very quickly. At companies I worked before I had hard times putting my ideas into silicon, the responce was - "we are not a university, we need to get the product out ASAP, we have no time or resources for that kind of innovations and can not take the risk". Well, I guess that is why ADI is so succesfull - because they do have time for innovation.

Cons

As opposed to professional growth, the career and salary growth is slow. Again like working at university, you will get rewarded after a decade or two of succesfull work and innovations, but don't expect quick appreciation of your efforts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As opposed to the previous reviewers I don't think better communication with management will do any good. It's part of the ADI culture to have management distanted from professionals and have the least interference with their jobs. From the experience I had from other companies the more management is involved the worse things usually get. The best way to manage is to orgainze the process and environment and let professional do their job.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits; Poor internal communication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. The company has money and knows how to manage it. Diversified product line helps during recessions.

    Cons

    Internal communication is poor most of the time; vague at best. Company can be slow moving strategically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us like big people, and communicate with us. Listening more would help too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Thoughts of a 12 year employee.

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

    I have been working at Analog Devices

    Pros

    Company remains profitable during hard times. Layoffs have been held to a minimum over the years.

    Cons

    Limitted opportunities for promotion. Benefits are below average and getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get competitive or you'll loose your talent when things turn up. Reward the talent, even it is just a pat on the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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