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Not a bad place to work, but can be a struggle to get ahead.

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Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Sherman, TX
Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Sherman, TX

I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The company is good about work/life balance. Everyone seems to be treated fairly. While people make the usual complaints about management, I have found it to be a little better than other places I've worked.

Cons

Managers will tell you they "pay for performance," but in reality the same top dogs always get the good raises. TI uses an odd performance evaluation formula. Employees are ranked against each other. The top 10% get the bulk of the raises, the bottom 10% get nothing and are put on administrative counseling, the remaining 80% splits the remaining budget. Sound reasonable until you realize, in a department full of awesome, outstanding technicians, someone is still in the bottom 10%.

Positions in management require a bachelor degree. Many managers are engineers who have no people skills.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drop the "Top 10%/Bottom 10%" rule. It's demeaning to your employees.

Promote from the ranks. Experience and leadership ability are far more important than a degree.

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    Wonderful company. Worked their 6 years.

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    Former Employee - Repair and Maintenance Tech in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Repair and Maintenance Tech in Stafford, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent people and work environment.

    Cons

    Semiconductor industry as a whole is more cyclical than most fields. So lay offs are common. But TI goes out of their way to keep their people.

    Recommends
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    Spent three years at TI coming out of college. Great experience, very smart people working there.

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge company with all types of opportunities. From Marketing all the way to hardcore engineering.

    Cons

    Pay seemed to be a little low.

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