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a sweatshop with nice looking image outside

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Current Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great innovative products, its in the cutting edge of technology. Highly respected designers and industry leaders. Strong successfull company.

Employees are always wanting to suceed and only do right things for Maxim. Image outside the company has changed a lot with the rebranding. I think the marketing folks nailed it and customers are seeing a new Maxim

Getting help from a colleague is not a problem because everyone is willing to help if they find the time for you.

Cons

I hope they really do their best for their employees as well. All the icing outside only covers the still rotten systems working inside Maxim. Life work balance is non existence, HR shows they are making things better but you will never see their presence inside different departments - probably an employee will see them during new employee orientation, or staff meetings of the SVPs or perhaps they want to take a survey. They dont even walk around and say hello or check how employees are doing.

Blaming employees is still the trend, its never managements fault, because they are deemed gods not team players. When things go wrong it has to be someone 3 levels down the SVP level who is at fault. Often times you are expected to work very long hours to clean up mess by other groups who are "sacred cows" in the organization, you are not allowed to make any errors or overlook small details unless you are in the inner circle of the SVP. Its all about creating an image to protect your ass.

Business process are still broken, its all reactive to daily problems. Teamwork only works when everhthing is working well. But if something goes wrong expect to protect and defend yourself and hold on as the weak and those not in the inner circle are thrown under the bus. Thats the definition of teamwork for you.

Senior Management is often feared not respected, that is how things are getting done. Many employees execute in the fear that they will get beaten with a big stick. Not because they respect their leaders and will stand behind them whatever happens. Again, if things go wrong its every man for himself.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing, I have not seen any change before and not in the future. Maybe they need to read more books about running an effective organization. Perhaps "the connected company" by David Gray or "The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi" and maybe they learn something about motivating people

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Packaging Development Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Packaging Development Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The intern program is organized very well, there are a lot of fun activities. People are very friendly. Good salary.

    Cons

    Not many senior people. The workload is very high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great learning place, despite the sink or swim environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Development Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Test Development Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Highly skilled people, innovative products

    Cons

    Poor scheduling and project management, limited resources (lab equipment and tools)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more on training employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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