Linear Technology
3.7 of 5 42 reviews
www.linear.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 12, 2014

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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier

Lothar Maier

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work.

    Associate Design Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to learn. Some of the top people in the industry work at Linear. People are treated fairly, and the upper management does things that make sense. In 2008 we had a minor layoff, a 10% pay cut and furlough days, which was much better than the big layoffs (about 25-33%) our competitors had. Excellent profit sharing and very good benefits. Ever 5 years employees get a sabbatical, which is fantastic! Several design centers across USA, and a few internationals ones.

    ConsYou will work much harder than most other places. Transferring between product lines is discouraged, but not impossible. Equipment budgets are tight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood environment, good people, good salary

    Consgrowth is very slow, need to expand

    Advice to Senior Managementneed more management level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company with that's well managed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is very stable. It has good profit sharing benefit. Most people work hard and know what they're doing. Managers supports their people.

    ConsRaises are not that good

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management doesn't seem to care much with most of their employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGood compensation
    good communication within engineering team
    got exposure to a large range of things
    engineering atmosphere is good if staying in the right team

    ConsNot much professional training
    Not many chances for promotion
    Sometimes, the large work load can prevent you from learning new things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn fact, I think the management did what they were supposed to do.

    Maybe, as employee, people may think the management shall do more things for them. But the management did their work for the company and for big shareholder. So no big complain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsProfit sharing
    Sharing of ideas about circuits

    ConsSomewhat dated facilities and equipment

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuarterly meetings and q and a are very helpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for analog circuits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you want to work with some of the smartest people in the field of analog circuits, this is the place. There are top notch engineers all around and everyone is doing challenging and educational work. You have a lot of individual responsibility for your own project. Flat hierarchy with high employee retention. Rewarding profit sharing program and paid sabbatical.

    ConsThe benefits package is a bit lacking (no vision insurance). Stingy corporate culture; the company is reluctant to spend money on computers and lab equipment. Minimal vacation days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less stingy with money for lab equipment and offer more paid time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Mixed Bag (Like Almost Anywhere)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLinear has some incredibly talented employees and there are many opportunities to learn if you search for the right mentors.

    ConsThere are some not so talented employees making it important that you take the effort to find those who can help you grow. Leadership also varies wildly between groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to differentiate the treatment of your excellent and not so excellent employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Good for very technically oriented

    Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsVery technically oriented. Good profit sharing. High morality standards.

    ConsCan be very technically demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLinear prides itself on sharing the wealth by telling employees that pay consists of salary + profit sharing + stock. But senior management and key employees also have performance and other bonuses. This seems unfair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable company

    Product Marketing Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsLTC has great engineers to work with.

    ConsLTC is very conservative and pragmatic

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    Senior Mask Designer (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsProfit sharing is good and compensates for mediocre salary

    ConsAfter many years here, feel like I'm being treated more like a grunt than a contributing employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 'bottom line' is important, but so are your loyal people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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