Maxim Integrated Reviews

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Pros
  • I can learn a lot of technical stuff from the company (in 10 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance possible, Plate is filled with work always (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is old school and very out of touch with the operator levels (in 16 reviews)

  • Some of the full-time engineers (depending on the group) had very poor work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great business model and broad technology reach. Good compensation with upside for top performers, great benefits and good facilities. Plenty of learning and development opportunities for those motivated to improve (thousands of eLearning programs, IEEE programs, outside webinars, etc.)

    Cons

    Need more resources for support groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More aggressive effort to grow revenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to learn and grow your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Exec leadership exposure early in your career
    -If you work hard, you will be rewarded
    -Great benefits and stock program
    -Beautiful, new HQ facility

    Cons

    -Lean environment can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work for the right type of person.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Top talent gets recognized and hard work is not an option. Everyone at Maxim works long and hard, but compensation is usually consistent with the performance.

    Cons

    Work/home life balance can be hard to balance. Upper management fixed on outsourcing many jobs and functions of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When business is good the company should hold cash to prepare for the slower times rather than always be in a crises management mode. Also need a better method of retaining the top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Intern had great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Manager and his co-workers were extremely helpful
    Exposed to people 3,4 levels up from me
    Had some great lunches with the teams there
    Very friendly co-workers

    Cons

    The fact that there is (see pros) 4 levels of management is of course common at a big company, but eye-opening to myself personally that I wanted to go to a startup

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoyed my 8 week project very much, but perhaps break it into two projects so you can take feedback from first and apply it to making second even better!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. AMTS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good peer working people. Highly technical values and give good personal training for the career growth . Go performance evaluation

    Cons

    Less people in each team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good company, good culture, bad middle management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Senior leadership team cares
    -Profitable
    -Highly calibrated & dedicated employees
    -Nice facilities/working environment

    Cons

    -Middle managers with over-sized ego
    -Spend too much money on formal scheduled team building "events" while ignore subordinates' day-to-day struggles
    -Too many layers of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Compensate management based on both results achieved and talents retained/developed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Good company to work with

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning, people are very smart and competivive

    Cons

    Long hours during month-end close

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems to be lacking long term commitment and vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. a big company that suffers form fiefdoms

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    an amazing collection of engineers and technical staff.
    you can be working on cutting edge
    did I say there was some great talent

    Cons

    upper management
    the company has a few divisions who act like fiefdoms this can have an inhibiting effect on communication.
    because of that if there is a problem people can get thrown under the bus.
    IT understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decide if your one company or multiple companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Was pretty good at the time I was there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, great benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    At the time I was there, the pay was on the lower side for the area but was mostly made up for with stock options

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    I will give Maxim Integrated negative stars on glassdoor.com if that was an option. Extremely horrible company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    cafeteria and facilities. nothing else

    Cons

    - Maxim published values are lip service only. In reality, management acts in the opposite way to the published values
    - Thinking about working here still gives me nightmares
    - Employees are not really valued (again there is lip service but reality is different)
    - Cannot believe anything middle management says

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sincere and honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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