Maxim Integrated

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Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
335 Reviews
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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.  

    I was a Senior Equipment Specialist providing preventive maintenance to manufacturing machines.

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    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Specialist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The company provides excellent salary compensation and full medical benefits along with driving you to be the best that you can be. They provide excellent safety training programs such Haz-Mat and ISO 9001 document control.

    Cons

    The Job requirements can be very demanding in keeping production operating at 24 by 7, 365 days a year with a machine up time greater then 85%. Relaying machine problems to management can be difficult at time due to production demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide management training to managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good

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    Former Employee - IC Design in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IC Design in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I can learn a lot of technical stuff from the company. This is very beneficial to my future career path.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at the moment because it is very subject feeling which may mislead people in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Principal Member of Technical Staff

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    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Run like a family as long as Jack was alive. Generous sharing of profits through stock options and RSUs, great bonus plan, a merit based remuneration, close knit and goal oriented company.

    Cons

    After Jack, the Management lost passion and even direction in sticking to their core values. Focus is now blaming and acquiring companies that do not share the same values. There is no HR, management with empathy and feelings and no Jack to give direction and compassion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They will not listen and they do not care even if you served them 10 years. They have a lot of money at stake and are arrogant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    There is always something to do. I work with a great team of engineers. My manager provides a great environment for me to grow and make a difference.

    Cons

    There is always something to do. The commute for me personally is a bit longer than I like. That is it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place requires hard work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of learning

    Cons

    Heavy work load, long hour work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Packaging Development Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Packaging Development Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The intern program is organized very well, there are a lot of fun activities. People are very friendly. Good salary.

    Cons

    Not many senior people. The workload is very high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning place, despite the sink or swim environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Development Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Test Development Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled people, innovative products

    Cons

    Poor scheduling and project management, limited resources (lab equipment and tools)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more on training employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    a sweatshop with nice looking image outside

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

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

    Pros

    Great innovative products, its in the cutting edge of technology. Highly respected designers and industry leaders. Strong successfull company.

    Employees are always wanting to suceed and only do right things for Maxim. Image outside the company has changed a lot with the rebranding. I think the marketing folks nailed it and customers are seeing a new Maxim

    Getting help from a colleague is not a problem because everyone is willing to help if they find the time for you.

    Cons

    I hope they really do their best for their employees as well. All the icing outside only covers the still rotten systems working inside Maxim. Life work balance is non existence, HR shows they are making things better but you will never see their presence inside different departments - probably an employee will see them during new employee orientation, or staff meetings of the SVPs or perhaps they want to take a survey. They dont even walk around and say hello or check how employees are doing.

    Blaming employees is still the trend, its never managements fault, because they are deemed gods not team players. When things go wrong it has to be someone 3 levels down the SVP level who is at fault. Often times you are expected to work very long hours to clean up mess by other groups who are "sacred cows" in the organization, you are not allowed to make any errors or overlook small details unless you are in the inner circle of the SVP. Its all about creating an image to protect your ass.

    Business process are still broken, its all reactive to daily problems. Teamwork only works when everhthing is working well. But if something goes wrong expect to protect and defend yourself and hold on as the weak and those not in the inner circle are thrown under the bus. Thats the definition of teamwork for you.

    Senior Management is often feared not respected, that is how things are getting done. Many employees execute in the fear that they will get beaten with a big stick. Not because they respect their leaders and will stand behind them whatever happens. Again, if things go wrong its every man for himself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, I have not seen any change before and not in the future. Maybe they need to read more books about running an effective organization. Perhaps "the connected company" by David Gray or "The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi" and maybe they learn something about motivating people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Reorg'd to Death

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

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

    Pros

    Still lots of great products and talent from the Jack days. Big worldwide footprint. Nice new buidlings and reasonable equipment. Pay and benefits seem competitive

    Cons

    Acquisitions continue to underperform with no turnaround in sight. Heavy nepotism and cronyism in senior management. Counterproductive reorgs and layoffs every 18~24 months. Moral at rock bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more acquisitions. Start divesting them to rebuild the balance sheet. Stop reorging other than slowly and humanely eliminating the centralized organizations which are hampering the BU's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Celebrating 30 years by putting the ship in reverse.

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    Former Employee - Senior Department Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Department Manager

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at Maxim was challenging and rewarding. Benefits are in line or ahead of the curve in pay, bonus pool, stock options as well as an employee stock purchase plan. The company has changed helm in the past several years, and it shows with the new management style. All top executives are in line with aggressive growth and a keen eye on the future no matter what the cost.

    Cons

    With any new management there are always pitfalls. Management by fear, quarterly assessments, bell curved annual reviews (that even Maxim's own HR department states unfairly trap managers into picking a subordinate to be the "failure" employee on the curve for that year). Foreign Vice Presidents that can't communicate well because they never bothered to properly learn the English language. (Everyone in meetings - listening - catches every third word). It's hard to be taken seriously if you can't properly communicate, and make absolutely no effort at trying to improve your own skills. Very few other cons at Maxim that bothered me other than the usual "Pet Employees" that management seems to protect and advance unfairly. This is no different than any other large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even senior executives need to be reviewed. If they can't clearly communicate their position and ideas, how do they expect others to take them seriously? Fix your open door policy. Fix your broken newly instituted review process. Keep your best talent challenged and don't leave them in a dead end job with no way out.

    In just 5 short years, corporate management has become completely disconnected with the very people who built the company for the first 25 years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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