Maxim Integrated

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Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
329 Reviews
3.1
329 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.  

    Great learning place, despite the sink or swim environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    a sweatshop with nice looking image outside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for 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
  3.  

    eda not good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physical Designer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Physical Designer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    * eda is a common hub for all kinds of diverse products in the company . different challenges to learn , different people to meet and new techniques to learn in the tools.
    * good benefits

    Cons

    * dall eda has lot of politics in it
    * some managers are very poor technically. they lack the knowledge of what it takes to manage a technical team. Because they themselves are poor technical contributors.
    * some managers have lot ego issues, power struggles with other managers and host of attitude and personality issues.
    * this group has lot of very smart people due to disagreement with the invincible management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * dissolve dall eda management.
    * form a new management structure from scratch with new people
    * move some essential services to business units . BU management in maxim is some of the best in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Reorg'd to Death

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Celebrating 30 years by putting the ship in reverse.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Department Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Department Manager

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for 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
  7.  

    It's all about who you know

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Bonuses, sometimes a friendly environment

    Cons

    Management plays favoritism, heavy workload, meetings about meetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    Maxim would be a great company to work for if we didn't constantly have to worry about our jobs. Moral is horrible

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, bonus and RSU compensation. Flexible work schedule and new buildings in three U.S. locations.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover due to offshoring and micromanagement. Too many chiefs and not as many indians with the recent RIFs. Moral is very low and has been that way for at least 5 years now. RIFs every quarter are the norm these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take care of your core assets, the people that helped turn Maxim into a 2 billion dollar company. The overall moral throughout the company is horrible and may do not believe in the current CEO, just check his approval rating on this site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Great technical know-how in the company

    Cons

    Very slow rate of growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Depends on which Vice President your under.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer

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

    Pros

    Very good pay for salaried individuals. Fair pay raises in this day and age, excellent bonus pool when the company does well. Maxim is a foward looking company, planning years ahead to stay profitable. Senior management seems to have alignment and vision. Competive benefits balanced with other "semiconductor" companies but not businesses across the board.

    Cons

    Not family friendly. 24 hours a year for sickness, family illness or children issues. After that your written up for attendance issues (hourly employees). With compressed shifts being 12 hours long, that equals 2 days a year before attendance is at issue. Salaried employees fair much better and do not risk being laid off because they have poor health or a sickly family member. Depending which Vice President your under, you will ALWAYS feel 1 day away from being laid off. Leadership by fear and intimidation vs. A VP who leads by example.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop it. Stop using benefit data from 1980's and understand people have illnesses, live with disease and disorders. People raise children and have families. Stop with an absense policy that encourages sick people to come to work. Look at all industries and see how they treat employees. Enough already with the fear mongering. Each day I went to work, I felt like it would be my last day, until it finally was, not for performance but for being an American trying to work at a company where the ethnicity of your VP determines your future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    High caliber

    • 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

    Pros

    All the groups have extremely smart people. The company is growing with new strategy of aligning business units according to end products.

    Cons

    Salary level is less compared to others. Number of vacation days are few too. Need more products in non analog space.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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