Maxim Integrated

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Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
339 Reviews
3.0
339 Reviews
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Maxim Integrated President and CEO Tunc Doluca
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Review Highlights

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)

  • Sometimes it was tough to maintain work life balance but was manageable (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    People are always open to helping each other, really sharp minds

    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for personal growth and gaining new skill sets through putting on lots of different hats. Challenging work.

    Cons

    People seemed overworked, there's too much to do for each person. For those who have been here many years, can be stuck in meetings for the entire day.

  2.  

    A Good Place to Work

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work...a place where you can make a difference. Pay is good especially for top performers. Benefits are very good. A very nice modern campus in San Jose and many upgrades to remote facilities. I have worked here 5 years and continue to see positive changes.

    Cons

    Balanced business model insufficient to offset Samsung revenue declines in smart phones. More intensity to grow outside of mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in larger acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Maxim - an up and down ride

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Engineers get close to all pieces of the design flow

    Cons

    Struggling to be a big company in a small companies' body

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting the CFO run the game

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Technology but Sales Management is very difficult on outside and inside sales teams

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

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

    Pros

    Leading supplier in the analog semiconductor space.

    Cons

    Sales Management focuses too much on salesforce.com metrics rather than truly creating a strong partnership with customers on all levels. Compensation plan is also very difficult to understand and very subjective which leads to many top performers being in the dark as to where they stand until they are delivered their bonus at the end of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better "Team" environment throughout all levels of sales management (Inside & Outside sales) and establish a true compensation plan that rewards the top performers and does not put them on the same playing field as under performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slowly improving, but it takes time to turn a behemoth

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

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many smart people. On-site cafe. Modern laptops for designers. With the push to be "Integrated", Maxim is trying to improve IP reuse. Management largely consists of once-engineers promoted, so many if not most managers have a technical background and understand electrical engineering.

    Cons

    Groups communicate poorly so connecting with those smart people is challenging. On-site cafe is as expensive as going out. Just a few years ago Maxim IT was far behind the times, and a lot of the infrastructure bears the brunt of that legacy; for example, it is cumbersome or impossible to access data from other groups (other design groups, other functional groups like test, ESD, etc). With the legacy of being an analog company, analog and digital "Integrated" is a vision slowly becoming reality but not quite yet a reality. With many managers coming out of engineering, many have poor management skills and an out-dated view of needs of individual contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve vertical communication. Many of the problems could be addressed if better understood. Require each VP to dine in the cafe monthly and to broadly announce the day, so anyone can sit with them and eat.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    High stress, low pay, zero appreciation

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    Current Employee - FAB TECHNICIAN in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - FAB TECHNICIAN in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    The company has good medical benefits and most of the workforce is hard working, Work is routine but you get exposure to new processes

    Cons

    If you like micro management and no appreciation for your work, this is the place for you. Management has zero interest in their workforce other than to extract as much work from them while providing zero positive support. There's little advancement and no training other than which button to push. Has really deteriorated the last couple of years and it wasn't great before that time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some part in developing your workforce to encourage people. Learn to give positive enforcement. Disciplinary actions, eye rolls and implied threats are not encouragement. If you can align reality with stated values you will have made much progress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    lost in the sea

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - diversity of projects
    - diversity of processes, great fundamental tuning opportunities

    Cons

    - no place to do cool stuff
    - no inclusiveness. too much neglect of remote offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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

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

    Pros

    good place for learning, good engineering company, run by engineers

    Cons

    salary is low compare to industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    24/7 - A place for you

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

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    The paycheck, 401K, medical benefits

    Cons

    Can't work from home, not good about taking your earned vacation off, micromanagement, not empowered to make decisions, inconsistent communication, way too much nepotism, undervalued, top heavy management, only 7 paid holidays per year, and we used to have only 4 until recently. Once they increased the holidays they cut back our vacation pay. It really was not an increase of anything. Most companies get 10-11 paid holidays Do not recommend working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the employee what work style works for them, do not expect them to have the same work style as management. If they are getting the work done and meeting deadlines then let them continue with their style. Find better qualified managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Environment is kind of nice.

    Cons

    Not so great of pay.

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