Linear Technology Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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  1. Great place to be

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none, everything is perfect as it is

    Advice to Management

    keep going this way


  2. Helpful (4)

    Associate Design Engineer (Lab Super-Tech)

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    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in North Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in North Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love 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.

    Cons

    None. This is as good as it gets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up guys, I want to retire from LTC.


  3. A great company for engineers.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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  5. Love it.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Since 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 Management

    Don't retire.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Industry-leading OTJ in Power Electronics

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Base 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.


  7. Amazing company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Results and income are tightly related

    Cons

    Very flat org and noone leaves so very little advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  8. LTC

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for designers

    Cons

    Difficult porducts to work on

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job


  9. Fantastic work environment, very skilled engineers.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Prone to industry ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    To 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    LTC

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptional 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 Management

    In general, the management is well run. It was nice that most of the management team was once on the engineering side.


  11. Land of the golden handcuffs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Camas, WA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits/compensation package. Close to home in a suburban environment (light commuting traffic). Comparable base salary to other like companies but the semi-annual profit sharing on base and OT(average 29% over last 9 years), attendance bonus, ERT bonus, 100% sellback of unused sick time, floating holiday and vacation time as well as the 1-month sabbatical every 5 years makes it a superior employer.

    Cons

    The company's attempt to run with a very lean crew makes for good profits but also makes it difficult to utilize earned time off. The generous compensation package makes it difficult to want to leave when you get burnt out (not sure if that's a bad thing). Because of the low attrition rate it is difficult to change shifts when life circumstances require a change. The company is also prone to witch hunts and knee jerk reactions when issues arise rather than spending time and money up front to prevent the foreseeable occurrences before they happen. Has become less in touch with employee needs over the last 5+ years in favor of profits and what I term "management success trophies" (eye candy projects)

    Advice to Management

    Reinvest in your employee base. A happy, loyal, focused employee is worth 2 bots that just do as they are told. The best leaders will have employees that desire to see the company succeed vs. just coming to work and doing what they are told because it keeps the paycheck coming.



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