Linear Technology Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Pretty good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent driven coworkers Free flowing circuit idea sharing Sabbaticals Work life balance Very little red tape & bureaucracy compared to similar companies

    Cons

    very 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 Management

    swear less and update technology in lab. there's quite a bit of design inefficiency from not having the right equipment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Old fashioned, but a good place to work. Profit sharing was always nice.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Be 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.


  3. Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. Fantastic work environment, very skilled engineers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. very good

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment, good people, good salary

    Cons

    growth is very slow, need to expand

    Advice to Management

    need more management level


  7. Helpful (2)

    Always tense, numbers and forecast updates regularly requested yet data never used properly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full Profit Sharing once you achieve 2 years tenure. Respected product portfolio. Short lead times. Solid stock performance.

    Cons

    Arrogance of senior management. Pricing is consistently higher than competitors who are equally good at what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Undeniably profitable with no long-term vision on revenue growth. Amortize mature products and take less margin instead of constantly putting yourselves in a confrontational situation with customers who have more choices today than ever.


  8. A good company with that's well managed.

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    Think Twice

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

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is among the highest in the industry. You can become very wealthy working for Linear if you have a hide thick enough to handle the abusive treatment.

    Cons

    Confrontational, threatening atmosphere. Management uses threats to control and "motivate" employees. Rarely any positive feedback. Seniority is sneeringly referred to as "longevity". If you are a decent Analog Designer then get in, make your money and get out as fast as possible.

    Advice to Management

    These people are so arrogant that no advice given would be heeded under any circumstances. Like the dog who barked each morning at sunrise, they remain convinced the the sun rises because of their barking. After all, the sun is coming up isn't it? You can't argue with their success.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Linear Review

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Company review

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Products 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.

    Cons

    LTC 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 Management

    I 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.



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