Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Maxim Integrated President and CEO Tunc Doluca
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Pros
  • I can learn a lot of technical stuff from the company (in 10 reviews)

  • The people make this company the success it is today and the company focuses on retention with great benefits packages (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management has unrealistic expectations (in 16 reviews)

  • Has almost zero respect for work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great place to work for with lots of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Solid product roadmap -Good exposure to corporate wide strategies -A lot opportunities for employees to make the difference and be the difference -Good work environment

    Cons

    Slow decision making some times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on growing market, continue innovating with sufficient R&D budget.


  2. Lots of innovation

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of innovation going on at Maxim. If engaged with the right business units and the customers are large enough to receive support there are exciting opportunities to be had

    Cons

    Difficult to receive support on smaller opportunities. Business Units often occasionally promoting products that are just conceptual and have little chance of being developed into a product

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to provide the field team with necessary tools and resources to perform jobs effectively. Limit the amount of customer exposure to vaporware.


  3. Old School Chip Company Dragging it's Feet Towards Modernization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Operations in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Operations in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning platform for starting your career. High level of responsibility and autonomy. Employees have the opportunity to take on value-add projects to gain management exposure. Not expected to work more than 48 hrs/week.

    Cons

    Pay is in-line at best. Company is quite rigid and having a hard time modernizing itself in terms of structure, procedure, and most importantly culture, along with retaining younger talent. A lot of old-school semiconductor minds bent on cutting costs and boosting margins at the expense of improving IT, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Customer Support, Sales and other functions that will ultimately help the company grow it's market share and revenue and run more effectively. IT, Supply Chain, and Customer Service are grossly under-resourced. Very much a engineering-first company that makes best in class products but doesn't always deliver them to it's customers on time because of the formerly listed reasons. Promotions are not as merit-based as they should be - a lot of other factors such as age/seniority get in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from risk-averse entrenchment and truly start acting boldly as company motto states.


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  5. Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good place to start, work load not that high

    Cons

    projects are not exciting enough

    Advice to Management

    do fun stuff


  6. Vison

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, with bonus is good

    Cons

    Management has no value to people (furniture)

    Advice to Management

    Without vision there is no growth


  7. Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Applications in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Applications in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Challenges in work place Compensation plus bonus with stock plan

    Cons

    Too many changes with re-organization once in a while


  8. doing more with less

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    decent work life balance depending on your business unit, willing to hire fresh graduates. Plenty of opportunity to learn the basics for your next job

    Cons

    pay is not good, designs are not challenging. They seem to be surviving on churning out basic iterations of basic designs while holding on to legacy business that

    Advice to Management

    Get into areas that are not as overserved, instead of like switching converters and USB chargers and the like. Engineers are treated OK but sometimes overworked as they are not willing to hire more.


  9. Work at Maxim

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with Maxim for more than 4 years. It is good to have flexible work hours. The salary and benefit is ok. People are nice.

    Cons

    The management does not have clear directions and we have a lot of reorgs. Some products are not realistic and soon fail in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear what you are going to do and think it over before making the decision. Some products are not realistic.


  10. Great Innovative Company

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

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

    Pros

    Engineers are very creative and passionate. Very fast paced environment, great boss, performance based. You have to love what you do otherwise you are not going to survive. Overall total compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move slow, the base salary should be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    We are in too many businesses, focus on the winning products and get rid of losers. Be bold and be aggressive.


  11. overall company

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    flexible work hours, upbeat environment

    Cons

    lack strategic directions, slow in implementing projects



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