Linear Technology

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.7 43 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier

Lothar Maier

(27 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Consistently stable

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsSolid in most areas. Good engineering talent especially in Design and Applications. Can be financially rewarding and job security is good. 4 or 6 week (depending on position) sabbatical every 5 years in addition to normal vacation.

    ConsCompany culture is somewhat stuffy, especially considering that it is a high tech company. Company tends to really adhere to the phrase "do more with less".
    Demanding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    awesome place to learn analog IC design

    Intern (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    Prossmart people
    relatively flat management hierarchy

    Consno work from home for interns !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    design engineer

    Desin Engineer (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsLinear as a whole is well managed. Good business model, high profit margin. Good quality control in matured product lines. Not necessary high tech.

    ConsNot every group's performance can meet Linear's standard. There are still poorly managed, low productive groups eating company's profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEach product line manager is an anchor. with Linear's money, a superstar should be hired as the anchor. An incompetent manager is unlikely to hire good engineers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsVery intelligent driven coworkers
    Free flowing circuit idea sharing
    Sabbaticals
    Work life balance
    Very little red tape & bureaucracy compared to similar companies

    Consvery few opportunities for advancement (which does NOT mean your compensation stays stagnant too)
    management swears a lot
    need to develop superior products with inferior equipment and technology

    Advice to Senior Managementswear less and update technology in lab. there's quite a bit of design inefficiency from not having the right equipment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old fashioned, but a good place to work. Profit sharing was always nice.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Milpitas, CA

    Pros-Profit sharing 2x a year
    -Lots of good competent technical people (design, apps, FAEs)
    -Not a whole lot of middle management, they run a lean operation
    -Chances to do a lot of little things and grow on the job

    Cons-Not a whole lot of middle management, not much career advancement possible
    -Not a lot of change, which is both good and bad. They keep doing good things well, but how long can that continue to work in a mature market like analog ICs
    -Profit sharing 2x a year, whether you're a slacker or a superstar, everyone gets the same percentage

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to get out and see customers. Don't get too reliant on FAEs to do all of your product definition. Don't be afraid to take business at slightly lower margin to hold onto existing sockets.

    Yes, I would 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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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