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

    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)

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

    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

  2. Very challenging but financial rewarding experience which expanded my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are rewarded well for hard work.

    Cons

    Too much work for one person at times needed resources to a great job.

    Advice to Management

    Help your hardest working employees grow their careers.

  3. Solid Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, solid corporate structure, company works hard to keep employees and make headcount stay.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, quarterly goals are difficult as they are judged on the work you do outside of your day to day.

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  5. Member of Technical Staff

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

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

    Pros

    Smart people, good engineers. A true engineer-managed company.

    Cons

    Lack of job security. Recent business roadmap not successful.

  6. Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, leading edge technology, very good people and an aggressive company. Not everybody can make it at Maxim.

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough resources, too much scrutiny for every penny spent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest your time and focus on growing the company.

  7. Industrial Engineer

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people, good ideas, and I love what I do. The new headquarters is efficient and had plenty of room for growth, and the CEO is a good man.

    Cons

    Career paths are not managed at all, and salaries are still lagging in comparison. Promotions are also lagging and good people continue to leave the company for better compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more, and do more to keep good performers. Too much attrition going on and we face problems not being able to keep the intended quality.

  8. worth doing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop.

    Cons

    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good Salary, Bad Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated

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

    Pros

    They pay well especially for younger employees just starting their careers. They have good benefits, as most larger companies do.

    Cons

    The company culture is very poor. Work-life balance is not important to management and therefore employees end up working long hours just to get good reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve the culture so that it isn't one of all work, no play. Show that you support employees by listening to feedback and allowing them to go home at the end of the day and not have to log back on.

  10. Stay away.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Compressed work week gives you long weekends, people you work with are nice.

    Cons

    Long hours with little break time, management view employees as tools rather than people, worked to the bone with low compensation and little time off.

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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