Linear Technology

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4 people found this helpful  

Don't be misled!

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

I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

Pros

Profit sharing, good people outside most management. If you're a tech, you fare pretty well with the incentives such as floating holiday accrual, attendance bonus and sick time accrual. There is a quarterly ERT bonus paid to ERT members. Sabbatical after 5-yrs.

Cons

4 of the last 5-yrs have been with shutdowns. Shutdowns are defined as idling the plant for anywhere from 2-days to 2-weeks. It's been as frequent as 1-week a month (for an entire year) to one week+/qtr (current). You can take it unpaid, file for unemployment or burn your vacation. Many people save their semi-annual profit sharing checks to help float them through the company defined shutdowns because unemployment doesn't cut it for most folks and vacation time goes quicker than you can accrue it with the shutdowns. So, effectively, you get no profit sharing because shutdowns eat it and you can rarely take the vacation time when you want because you use most, if not all of it on the shutdowns. Little to no opportunity for advancement. HR is effectively non-existent so don't expect any support.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There's more fat to be trimmed. Consider this before mandating more shutdowns.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Love it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The focus is on making the best product and offering the best support. Financially, profit sharing twice a year and sabbaticals every five years help to make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Since this is a great place to work and it seems that few people leave, at times it may be difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't retire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior mask designer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Mask Designer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mask Designer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing is good and compensates for mediocre salary

    Cons

    After many years here, feel like I'm being treated more like a grunt than a contributing employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 'bottom line' is important, but so are your loyal people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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