Maxim Integrated
3.0 of 5 312 reviews
www.maximintegrated.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.0 312 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

Maxim Integrated President and CEO Tunc Doluca

Tunc Doluca

(226 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/Life balance possible, Plate is filled with work always"
    in 9 reviews
  • "I can learn a lot of technical stuff from the company"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management is old school and very out of touch with the operator levels"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Sometimes it was tough to maintain work life balance but was manageable"
    in 7 reviews
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    Going downhill

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsFlexible vacation schedules
    Nothing significant comes to mind

    ConsGone are the days of Great work environment, Job Security and Good Bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf only more attention was given to rewarding or appreciating an employee vs. the effort management currently puts in rating an employee lower and lower qtr after qtr. Challenge: Find a truly happy employee at Maxim

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad-Bad-Bad Management

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)

    ProsGood location
    New campus
    Cafeteria with multiple choices of foods
    Smart and hardworking people

    ConsRotten management: they let go all the good hardworking managers and hired bad ones instead, those who have connections in the upper echelone.
    Deceitful to employees in favor of nepotism.
    The company rating/bonus system is a joke: everything depends not on the person actual performance (even documented), but on how close you are to the managers' butt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire CEO: this will waterfall most useless middle management. Then you can hire good ones again, may be.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Low morale, low raise, little opportunity promotion

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsCompany R&D personnel are better paid and valued.

    ConsPaid below industry average, low staff counts, work overtime quite often, and not being recognized and promoted. Same as most of the other other reviews.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and treat your employees well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dead End

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to start if you're entry level and looking to get your feet wet in the industry. Mostly competent people to work with though the best are on overload

    ConsGenerally little chance for advancement based on ability. A classic ,who you know and not a what you know company. That's probably true of many companies but it's an art form at Maxim. Mostly lip service when it comes to placing value on it's personnel. Overall morale reflects it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know the people outside your usual circle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tech 2

    Tech II (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsYearly events of family picnics, and Christmas party.

    ConsSupervisors need to participate in the work area more. Make sure that the leads are staying on track. The leads contend against each other, and complain about other shifts. That is a direct impression of management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet off their butts and stop the finger pointing. The workers are all adults, and being treated as children is one of the areas that really ticked me off. Own up to the responsibility that you are assigned to, and stop procrastinating on the job! Stay sharp, and attention to the situations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An absolutely awful company if you are just a Fabrication Technician.

    Fabrication Technician (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsSchedule allowed for 3-4 consecutive days off.
    Great flexibility for securing a part-time job on the side.
    Mildly interesting manufacturing process.

    ConsHorribly intrusive micromanagement by employees who were not assigned such responsibilities yet are able to get other employees in trouble who don't follow their instructions.
    Hardly any worthwhile compensation towards the employees who actually push the product.
    Absolutely no growth opportunities for even an entry level engineering position if you don't have a master's or doctorate's degree in some kind of engineering-related degree.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Maxim has a chance to get back to greatness

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEngineering talent is great and the products are state of art...you can learn a lot.
    Pay is competititve
    Willing to get rid of poor performing employees

    ConsLimited capability to forge and support a vision at the executive level
    Poor acquisition history has wasted money and resources
    Unwilling to get rid of poor performing management

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to get rid of poor performing executives.

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

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    Interesting place to work, but be careful

    Business Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsMostly good people, very interesting technology, people work hard. Much more organized than before. Fast-paced.

    ConsSeems to be betting very political. Hard work isn't always rewarded. Good people are not treated well. Poor middle and upper management with lack of vision. The focus is on short term profits. Good technology is being milked, with limited investment in advancing the state of art. Competition is catching up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people better. Be serious about investing in technology if you're serious about maintaining margins.

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

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    Full time production worker for 15+ years

    Fab Tech IV (Current Employee)
    Beaverton, OR

    ProsChallenging work environment working with much older tools to run state of the art technology.

    ConsLow head counts, not enough maintenance personnel or parts, senior managment only interested in the bottom line even at the expense of their employees. For example, raises are once a year and do not even meet the cost of living increases. Premiums for health care go up and the coverage goes down. NO STOCK RSU's or options for non-slaried personnel but given to others. 3% quarterly bonus based on quarterly base salary and five metrics.. about $30 average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your number one assists, your experienced employees, better. One can not buy a new cell phone or car or something with a MAXIM chip in it if he/she has to spend it on health care or living expenses instead. Invest some of your millions of dollars of profits on your employees and not on buying more businesses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nepotism at Maxim

    Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsCan't think of any pros.

    ConsMajority of new college hires are linked to Maxim Executives. Let's give one example. In the most successful mobility Business Unit, there are 5 executive kids hired in the last two years. Guess what? There are 7 execs in the BU! It's not different for interns or new hires in other BUs. All info is public. Go to linkedin to check for yourself!

    Hiring your executive's kids, instead of hiring top talent! Nice job Maxim

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire best talent! Not your kids! Promote meritocracy, not nepotism!!

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

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