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High tech wonderland

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Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Working with the newest technology you'll be pushing the envelope with one of the most innovative analog, mixed signal and RF companies in the industry. Excellent pay, good benefits, flexible hours, lots of autonomy and self direction. Rewards for those who can deliver quality products on time.

Cons

You'll be held to the schedule that you determine, so don't underestimate the amount of work it will take to get the job done and if you do expect to put in as much time as it takes to achieve your commitment. You are expected to know every aspect of the job, you won't get a lot of help on things you should know but don't. Management sometimes acts Spock-like, impervious to emotion.

Advice to Management

This is generic for every high tech company: Don't underestimate the negative effects of your decisions on people's lives. Coercion can backfire and reduce productivity. This is easily fixed with layoffs but given what it takes to get good talent you shouldn't intentionally drive the motivation out of the staff.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Great values, but politics get in the way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented, plenty of opportunities for lateral and upward advancement. Executive management is accessible and approachable... Happy to see they are attempting to modernize and refresh their reputation and brand

    Cons

    Despite efforts to refresh their brand, the company is still very old school with limited flexibility. You work long hours and are expected to work/attend meetings while on vacation. Executives and upper management allow personal and internal politics to overshadow some very intelligent, and hard working employees of all levels. Policies and procedures are set in such a way with too many players that it was nearly impossible to leave a meeting on time or execute / get approval on a project. Collaboration was the buzz, but individuals and departments failed continually to execute. I began to miss Jack's 13 Principles.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very intense experience. Great place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of limitations in terms of resources. It all depends on how you work with them. People who take it up as a challenge and learn to work around tight resources, will excel. Its a great place to start. Lot of visibility and tons of excellent engineers that are more than willing to educate you if you show interest. No dearth of opportunities. Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    The work environment is very serious. Not much scope for employee bonding or team building activity. Its a tough place for a New graduate to warm up to since most of the folks are in mid 40s. The office atmosphere is not bright. Its rather dull to work in. Extremely hectic schedules and sometimes work pressure can get to you.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be moving in the right direction with branding and internal changes in management style and new talent acquisition. I think they are moving in the right direction. Just need to do a bit more to improve overall employee satisfaction.


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