Linear Technology

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Old fashioned, but a good place to work. Profit sharing was always nice.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

I worked at Linear Technology

Pros

-Profit sharing 2x a year
-Lots of good competent technical people (design, apps, FAEs)
-Not a whole lot of middle management, they run a lean operation
-Chances to do a lot of little things and grow on the job

Cons

-Not a whole lot of middle management, not much career advancement possible
-Not a lot of change, which is both good and bad. They keep doing good things well, but how long can that continue to work in a mature market like analog ICs
-Profit sharing 2x a year, whether you're a slacker or a superstar, everyone gets the same percentage

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be sure to get out and see customers. Don't get too reliant on FAEs to do all of your product definition. Don't be afraid to take business at slightly lower margin to hold onto existing sockets.

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  1.  

    Fantastic work environment, very skilled engineers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Pros

    Great place to learn integrated circuit design from one of the most experienced companies in the field. Very little bureaucracy to contend with.

    Cons

    Prone to industry ups and downs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To expand product scope to new markets that may be a bit outside core competencies and look at designing higher level products that can go direct to consumers in addition to b2b products.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Always tense, numbers and forecast updates regularly requested yet data never used properly.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Pros

    Full Profit Sharing once you achieve 2 years tenure. Respected product portfolio. Short lead times. Solid stock performance.

    Cons

    Arrogance of senior management. Pricing is consistently higher than competitors who are equally good at what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Undeniably profitable with no long-term vision on revenue growth. Amortize mature products and take less margin instead of constantly putting yourselves in a confrontational situation with customers who have more choices today than ever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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