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A good career, if you can survive the many lay-offs

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Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The people were always the best part.
The two weeks off at Christmas was everyone's favorite perk.

Cons

No longer exists, part of TI.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    very good company

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good company benefits and working environment.

    Cons

    I don't think there is any cons on this company. I worked happiliy in this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Applications Engineer

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for straight of college. A lot of smart people who are willing to help. Diverse work force gives equal opportunity to everyone.

    Cons

    opportunities to grow financially and career wise are very limited. the projects could be redundant if you are in the commodity chips like Power management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expose your application engineers to real applications and have them involved in product definition. have some sort of structured mentoring for new hires.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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