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

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Updated Feb 7, 2014

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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier

Lothar Maier

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Worthwhile experience to learn about analog circuits and develop lab skills

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsReally great place to learn about analog circuits. You also get to learn a lot of hands-on lab skills

    ConsYou don't get as much "swag" and other office perks like free food and drinks like software companies but that's not too important

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    Shut down after shut down

    Mixed Signal Test Eng Manager (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsGood technical people
    Stock USED to be good - but not anymore.

    ConsThe management STILL think they are running a startup and they are doing everyone a favor by letting them work there. The still think everyone there will get rich and work them hard.

    Those same technical people are very arrogant. Coupled with a CYA environment it can be very frustrating to learn since they'll jump all over your but if you admit you don't know something.

    Profit sharing has been decreasing ALOT. I remember when it went as high as 68% but now it stays in the high 30's. Not good. Especially with the lower salaries.

    Old equipment. Mgmt is good at encouraging employees to save money. In the past that effort was rewarded with higher profit sharing. Nowadays, there is no incentive to slog through using old equipment and making my job tougher. Especially since I'll never benefit from my effort to save money.

    Very little opportunity for advancement.

    Mngment has given up ALOT of business and the company has had slow growth.

    Things they say in EVERY quarterly meeting:
    1) Keep your nose to the grind stone!!!! -- (so mngmnt can benefit while the workers are stiffed)

    2) Wall street doesn't like us but they'll soon see how good we are --- It's been over a decade and wall street hasn't noticed yet. WTF is mgmnt smoking?!?!?!

    3) Let's keep costs down --- So mgmnt can benefit while they keep lowering profit sharing?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior mask designer

    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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    good work place for new grad.

    Applications Eng (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    Prosmany experienced design engineer in the company. strong in technology and team spirit.

    Consflat structure, little growth room for career path.

    Advice to Senior Managementtime to change in a dynamic market. old principle worked 20 years ago may not work today.

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

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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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    Industry-leading OTJ in Power Electronics

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsCompany is very conservatively run with predictable and stable performance even in tough economic times as these. Highly intelligent, capable, and experienced R&D/factory engineers interface with industry-best global field sales teams. Business units and shallow internal hierarchy fosters easier inter- and intradepartmental cooperation.

    ConsBase compensation is sub-par, sometimes leading to lowered morale & motivation. Benefits and amenities are seen as mediocre, with the occasional accusation of the company being "cheap" at the expense of comfort and even functionality.

    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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    Amazing company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsResults and income are tightly related

    ConsVery flat org and noone leaves so very little advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

    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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