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Great potential - No innovative vision

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Current Employee - UI/User Experience Design  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - UI/User Experience Design in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Texas Instruments as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Professional work environment, friendly culture, relatively laid back. Decent facilities.

Cons

Poor leadership, no unified vision for product future, behind the times methodology, inter-departmental bickering leads to poor product execution.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Manufacturing Leadership Rotational Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    The program gives your opportunity to work abroad

    Cons

    Need to get used to different culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    TI was a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Texas Instruments is still consider a good company
    Some good people still left in the company
    Dallas is one of the most affordable cities

    Cons

    Texas instruments is not the leading edge company that it used to be several years ago.
    Main business has become analogue with other areas being cut or closed.
    SW is consider secondary and SW engineers are really not paid at the same level as SW eng. in SW companies.
    TI much or less has re-orgs and layoffs every year (sometimes twice a year), more so since Rich Templeton became CEO (this is the only area he excels at)

    My advice/survival guide for those SW eng. planning to join TI (assuming TI is your only option) is:
    1. Become buddies with decision makers, this will come handy when layoffs come your way
    2. Be political, don't rock the boa (specially if you are right) as you will be the first one in the layoff list
    2. Don't kill yourself at work, due enough to get the job done and more importantly stand out as the problem solver even if you created the problem
    4. Layoffs are inevitable, just be prepare and you will be OK if you master 1 and 2 above
    5. Stay long enough to get good experience and then find a company where you can build a career (TI is not the place for SW eng.), advice is to stay 2-3 years then find something better

    Dallas has very few high tech companies, hence it will be hard to find something else after layoffs.

    I agree with others that TI facilities are "ghetto", where cubes are 20+ years and forget about free coffee or any other common perks available from companies making as much or less money than TI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much since management at TI does not listen or care about long term strategy or people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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