Linear Technology
3.8 of 5 40 reviews
www.linear.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 26, 2014

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81% Approve of the CEO

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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Great place to be

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWell managed Company, great respect for people, smart management, no politics … just biz oriented, focus on profit

Consnone, everything is perfect as it is

Advice to Senior Managementkeep going this way

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

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Little incentive for growth or advancement

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more than 10 years

ProsProfit sharing in the range of 20-30% twice per year. 6-8 week long sabbatical every five years.

ConsNo incentive for growth. There are very few management positions available, especially for women. It's basically a boy's club. The hiring structure is focused on bringing in design engineers (99.9% male). Everyone else is looked upon as catering to the design community, and as such, not valued. The structure of the company is scattered. There is no centralized IT. Each department fends for itself.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis company has millions it could invest in its employees, yet it sits on the cash, year after year. When we ask for anything extra, like a gym, basketball courts or even a couch in the women's restroom, the answer is always 'no', in spite of the wealth of cash on hand this company has. This year, in spite of how well we're doing, our annual salary increases were decreased to 4% maximum (down from 5%). Sabbaticals every five years and the 20-30% profit sharing bonuses we receive twice yearly are not enough to address the growing morale problem that exists company wide. Management needs to loosen the purse strings, provide some incentive for advancement (especially for non-design, non-male employees) and realize that the 'supporting' departments are just as vital to the company's well-being as the design department is.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Design Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology

ProsGreat place to work for designers

ConsDifficult porducts to work on

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing a great job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty good

Design Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology

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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Good place to work.

Associate Design Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology

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)

I have been working at Linear Technology

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)

I have been working at Linear Technology

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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Linear Review

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology

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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Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology

ProsProducts are high performance, robust and reliable. Engineers have the right attitude to make things right at the very first try. LTC has interesting innovation in IC development.

ConsLTC is a conservative company. Upper and senior managements don't usually take risk and implement big changes. If they find a way that works, they stick with that way until something catastrophic happens.

Advice to Senior ManagementI can't think of anything to say now. Consider the current economic condition, the company is in a relatively good position and make good profits when the economy becomes better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place for engineers however non-engineering position not so

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Linear Technology

ProsDesign is focus on making sure their part is near perfect when release.
Get to work with some of the best designers around.
Able to pick the brains for ideas & help.

ConsNon – engineering personnel is not highly regarded compared to engineers.
Not many people can utilize the tuition reimbursement.
Rapid career advancement is unlikely – hierarchy is flat.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to loosen some of the purse-strings – Linear is not willing spend the money thatcan better the company in R&D and the employees.
Establish a better development program for personnel when becoming managers.

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