Maxim Integrated

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Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
363 Reviews
3.0
363 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)

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

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  1.  

    Great !

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern
    Current Employee - Summer Intern

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Good place for an intern to learn and grow

    Cons

    The weather at Oregon is not the very best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Integration is the key to driving customer successes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Creative environment with a strong mixture of analog and digital expertise. Engineers experience a broad base of the design process including business aspects.

    Cons

    Very aggressive schedules, unreasonable at times. Too focused on single customer projects which expose the business to their volatility. Design targets don't require cutting edge process geometries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax the dress code for employees that are not visiting customers during the summer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Current employee equipment maintenance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are very good. Company has good portfolio of products.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for learning or advancement. Management and engineering groups poorly communicate information. Poor professional development of supervisory staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Once was a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AMTS
    Current Employee - AMTS

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bright and friendly employees. Adequate resources and equipment. Projects can be challenging and fun. Plenty of vacation time and good benefits.

    Cons

    Redundant, poor middle management difficult to locate when issues arise. Senior management seems clueless on market trends and revenue generators, especially in the Consumer business. Little investment in successful business units. Revenue drops due to Samsung sales decline has led to many layoffs and attrition. Employee morale across domestic sites at all time low. "Overworked and underpaid" has been company motto for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees and leave your overinflated ego's at home. Find ways to retain talent and top contributors in the company. Invest in top performing business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR needs to step up. NO CONCRETE EFFORT on Learning. NO Development Initiatives.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    laid back culture
    work life balance

    Cons

    lacks energy and drive
    no personal development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    centralized effort to improve efforts on learning needs to improve big-time
    they need to assign someone this role rather than loosely handling it under HR
    PEOPLE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT SOME ACTION (IF SOMEONE IS HEARING ME!)

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Business Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    - Great working level people
    - Good at recognizing talent
    - Some of the employees really care about the company

    Cons

    - Has gotten way to political
    - Redundant middle management layers
    - Recently having issues maintaining good talent within the company
    - Company has a tendency to under invest in pretty much all their businesses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board really need to wake up and understand that Maxim is underperforming compared to its competitors. Action needs to be taken.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth the time

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

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

    Pros

    Some good people that care about each other and work well together.
    Money was good, not sure if it will last the latest business downturn.
    Good vacation time
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Present CEO and General Manager consider employees just numbers. They use basic business practices to determine head count and adjust every 6 months. This method doesn't include planning for the future.
    Too many decisions made with poor judgement, based more on personal choice than the correct way.
    Business practices are questionable, a bunch of engineers trying to be business managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Cog in the machine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    They take decent care of their people - good PTO and benefits. Talk a lot about work/life balance

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Zero HR function. Purely an engineering company run by a crew of engineers that have been at the company for 20+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some outsiders to help shake up the old guard. Such great potential is being hamstrung by nepotism and political protectionism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the same

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is somewhat fair, depending on the group. The medical benefits are good. They are involved in the community.

    Cons

    This company used to be like a family. Layoffs are constant, which leaves you feeling uneasy and uncertain about the future. More layoffs happened today. (12/4/2014)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending US jobs over seas. It would be good business sense if the talent were 1-1 and not 4-1. Why would you hire more people for the same dollars? Shouldn't the quality of employee be such that one person could do the same work as one US citizen and cost 1/4 of the US citizen? Instead you're hiring four people to do the same work as one US employee. That's not good business sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great learning experience

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

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of experienced engineers
    Learning resources are available
    Good salary

    Cons

    Few young people at design centers outside headquarters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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