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Overall good company with some good ideas, but some poor managers

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Stafford, TX
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Stafford, TX

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits
Some good ideas
Diverse product portfolio
Very fair work/life balance for the most part

Cons

Some clearly misguided market attempts
Some managers clearly rose through the ranks through brown-nosing and not competence
Training can be harder to come by than in similar companies
Can be a bit stodgy when it comes to seizing new markets and innovation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clear out the chaff. If someone isn't an innovator and merely exists to play politics, they are an anchor dragging down your company.

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  1.  

    Great place to learn, but environment is changing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, good work life balance, great and very intelligent teams.

    Cons

    New direction seems to be towards commodities - both in products and in people. Lack of commitment to talent development outside of EE design teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to advise management, as the con above aligns with their goals. Should this change, I'd be more willing to recommend this company to others as a job destination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging work, keeps your skills current

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    - Always have challenging work. You won't become a dinosaur working here.
    - I've never heard of a more humane company when it comes to family emergencies or personal issues (assuming you don't have a history of abusing their trust) such as death in the family, hospital leave, etc.
    - You will work with the smartest, gentlest people and will love going to work. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and egalitarianism. They must intentionally look for collaborators because there are very few bullies or uber-negative competitive types. If you're type A personality but also ethical and respectful, you'll fit right in.
    - True flex time. Work overtime when its needed and take off when it isn't. No one cares when you arrive and when you leave as long as you perform above a certain level. (You have to earn the privilege first, so not many people abuse the system.) This is the first place I've ever worked where I wasn't frustrated by deadbeats.
    - Truly collaborative. The web team doesn't one-up each other. Everyone is hired for a specific talent, and is expected to exchange ideas and help each other. If I don't know how to code a particular feature, I can literally go ask around and people are excited to pitch in. (The web is so splintered, there are a lot of processes, and we change things so quickly that this is really critical. No one can make it alone in this game anymore!)

    Cons

    - Onramping is difficult. Things change quickly and we're interdependent. Just chill for the first year and half -- all your colleagues went through this too. Do not expect to be 100% independent as quickly as you would be elsewhere. No one will blame you. Its just part of working for a fast-paced, global company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers tend to be a unintuitive when it comes to human limitations, but once they get it your manager will step in and work it out. However, I wonder if manager training needs to be re-evaluated. I know many people try to get away with as little work as possible but you don't have any of those people here. Learn to discern when that conversation is a last resort from when it's merely escapism. Everything else is pretty great.

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