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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Associate Design Engineer (Current Employee)
North Chelmsford, MA

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

ProsLove it. Designers are very smart and good to work for. No politics, no games, no bulls***. Management focuses on high value, long life, high performance parts and has a long view. What a refreshing change from other short-sighted tech companies! Yes, there have been shutdowns but it sure beats getting laid off or working insane hours like most other companies handle downturns. A very broad based product line is also a pleasure to work with, it means there is no such thing as one big stumble that kills the company. I've learned a lot here and never want to leave.

ConsNone. This is as good as it gets.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up guys, I want to retire from LTC.

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

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Great company

Layout Designer (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Linear Technology as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsEverything about this company is a pro.

ConsThere are no cons to this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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A great company for engineers.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExperienced colleagues, profit sharing, partial reimbursement for education, well-managed 401k.

ConsNo complaints. The company is well-managed and the people are good. There have been layoffs in the past, but the work force is stronger today because of that.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

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

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Love it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
North Chelmsford, MA

I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

ProsThis is a great place to work. The focus is on making the best product and offering the best support. Financially, profit sharing twice a year and sabbaticals every five years help to make this a great place to work.

ConsSince this is a great place to work and it seems that few people leave, at times it may be difficult to move up.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't retire.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

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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Amazing company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Linear Technology

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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LTC

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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Fantastic work environment, very skilled engineers.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Linear Technology

ProsGreat place to learn integrated circuit design from one of the most experienced companies in the field. Very little bureaucracy to contend with.

ConsProne to industry ups and downs.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo expand product scope to new markets that may be a bit outside core competencies and look at designing higher level products that can go direct to consumers in addition to b2b products.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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LTC

Design Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Linear Technology

ProsExceptional talent. Good networking. A lot of collaboration by way of walking around and chatting about circuits, techniques etc. Not a lot of micromanaging. Fairly efficiently run company. Excellent compensation, especially in the form of bonuses.

ConsSometimes frugality made the job challenging. Linear used to have a lack of desire in wanting to spend the extra buck on software packages or equipment. They have improved on this over the years. This frugality also led to innovation (a pro) where engineers had to be clever to circumvent whatever shortcomings they had.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn general, the management is well run. It was nice that most of the management team was once on the engineering side.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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