Linear Technology

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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
45 Reviews

3.8
45 Reviews
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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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  1.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    You will work much harder than most other places. Transferring between product lines is discouraged, but not impossible. Equipment budgets are tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good environment, good people, good salary

    Cons

    growth is very slow, need to expand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more management level

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good company with that's well managed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is very stable. It has good profit sharing benefit. Most people work hard and know what they're doing. Managers supports their people.

    Cons

    Raises are not that good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management doesn't seem to care much with most of their employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Linear Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation
    good communication within engineering team
    got exposure to a large range of things
    engineering atmosphere is good if staying in the right team

    Cons

    Not much professional training
    Not many chances for promotion
    Sometimes, the large work load can prevent you from learning new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Profit sharing
    Sharing of ideas about circuits

    Cons

    Somewhat dated facilities and equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quarterly meetings and q and a are very helpful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for analog circuits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you want to work with some of the smartest people in the field of analog circuits, this is the place. There are top notch engineers all around and everyone is doing challenging and educational work. You have a lot of individual responsibility for your own project. Flat hierarchy with high employee retention. Rewarding profit sharing program and paid sabbatical.

    Cons

    The benefits package is a bit lacking (no vision insurance). Stingy corporate culture; the company is reluctant to spend money on computers and lab equipment. Minimal vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less stingy with money for lab equipment and offer more paid time off.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A Mixed Bag (Like Almost Anywhere)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Linear has some incredibly talented employees and there are many opportunities to learn if you search for the right mentors.

    Cons

    There are some not so talented employees making it important that you take the effort to find those who can help you grow. Leadership also varies wildly between groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to differentiate the treatment of your excellent and not so excellent employees.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good for very technically oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Very technically oriented. Good profit sharing. High morality standards.

    Cons

    Can be very technically demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Linear prides itself on sharing the wealth by telling employees that pay consists of salary + profit sharing + stock. But senior management and key employees also have performance and other bonuses. This seems unfair.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not A Company You Can Happily Work For. Very Stingy And Old-fashioned Style Of Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Profit sharing scheme pays good (twice a year).

    Cons

    Salaries are lower due to profit sharing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open-minded and accepting to new ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Stable company

    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer

    Pros

    LTC has great engineers to work with.

    Cons

    LTC is very conservative and pragmatic

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