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Shut down after shut down

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Current Employee - Mixed Signal Test Eng Manager in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Mixed Signal Test Eng Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good technical people
Stock USED to be good - but not anymore.

Cons

The management STILL think they are running a startup and they are doing everyone a favor by letting them work there. The still think everyone there will get rich and work them hard.

Those same technical people are very arrogant. Coupled with a CYA environment it can be very frustrating to learn since they'll jump all over your but if you admit you don't know something.

Profit sharing has been decreasing ALOT. I remember when it went as high as 68% but now it stays in the high 30's. Not good. Especially with the lower salaries.

Old equipment. Mgmt is good at encouraging employees to save money. In the past that effort was rewarded with higher profit sharing. Nowadays, there is no incentive to slog through using old equipment and making my job tougher. Especially since I'll never benefit from my effort to save money.

Very little opportunity for advancement.

Mngment has given up ALOT of business and the company has had slow growth.

Things they say in EVERY quarterly meeting:
1) Keep your nose to the grind stone!!!! -- (so mngmnt can benefit while the workers are stiffed)

2) Wall street doesn't like us but they'll soon see how good we are --- It's been over a decade and wall street hasn't noticed yet. WTF is mgmnt smoking?!?!?!

3) Let's keep costs down --- So mgmnt can benefit while they keep lowering profit sharing?

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  1. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Layout Designer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Contractor - Layout Designer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Linear Technology as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything about this company is a pro.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. A great company for engineers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced colleagues, profit sharing, partial reimbursement for education, well-managed 401k.

    Cons

    No complaints. The company is well-managed and the people are good. There have been layoffs in the past, but the work force is stronger today because of that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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