Maxim Integrated

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Maxim Integrated Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

330 Reviews

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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.  

    Good experience, nice group of people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Applications Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Good positive environment and of course depends on which BU/team you work for. Good compensation and benefits, generally superior to most other semi companies out there.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was tough to maintain work life balance but was manageable. Not that many cons, now that they have newer and much nicer office building.

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

    Interesting place to work, but be careful

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Mostly good people, very interesting technology, people work hard. Much more organized than before. Fast-paced.

    Cons

    Seems to be betting very political. Hard work isn't always rewarded. Good people are not treated well. Poor middle and upper management with lack of vision. The focus is on short term profits. Good technology is being milked, with limited investment in advancing the state of art. Competition is catching up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people better. Be serious about investing in technology if you're serious about maintaining margins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    management sucks

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    big company with deep pockets

    Cons

    bad management has made this the old national

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees well and they will stay with you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    nice people and stable environment

    Cons

    sometimes slow as a big company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Working Environment

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

    Pros

    The people and work environment are good. Treat everyone fairly. Really good benefits. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes management does not take input from regular employees. Employees who actually do the job. Pay is low compared to market rate. Not much growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying employees market rate. Need to take input from average employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the most friendly place to work

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Decent opportunities and competitive pay

    Cons

    Lack of team atmosphere, snobby coworkers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great values, but politics get in the way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Family oriented, plenty of opportunities for lateral and upward advancement. Executive management is accessible and approachable... Happy to see they are attempting to modernize and refresh their reputation and brand

    Cons

    Despite efforts to refresh their brand, the company is still very old school with limited flexibility. You work long hours and are expected to work/attend meetings while on vacation. Executives and upper management allow personal and internal politics to overshadow some very intelligent, and hard working employees of all levels.

    Policies and procedures are set in such a way with too many players that it was nearly impossible to leave a meeting on time or execute / get approval on a project. Collaboration was the buzz, but individuals and departments failed continually to execute.

    I began to miss Jack's 13 Principles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent and Hard Work are Rewarded

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Work hard in a challenging environment and get rewarded for it. Maxim expects excellence at all times. Surrounded by very talented and focused individuals. As a large successful company we enjoy many technical and business advantages over small companies. We have immediate name recognition with every electronics maker in the world (ie every door is open or cracked). Access to advanced technologies and processes with good costs is a nice plus. The opportunity is there if you want to make it happen.

    Cons

    Big company can make simple tasks difficult. There are many teams in many different locations and that can be frustrating at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low compensation, nice work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    They are moving to a nice new facility. The group I work for is nice. The CEO seems like a nice guy.

    Cons

    Compensation is below the standard. The growth is slow. Needs a stronger work culture to promote team building activities which currently are very rare.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company for old style traditional engineers

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    - stable and profitable whatever whenever
    - not too much pressure
    - there are much to learn if you are willing to learn
    - good life work balance if you work smartly

    Cons

    - there are no cons actually if you are a stable and tradional old style family-oriented engineer.
    - if you want great risk and reward, go to a startup, Maxim-ic is a stable and slowly progressive company which is not bad for the whole global economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - keep doing what you are doing, Maxim-ic is growing slowly but it's OK.
    - more reward to those hard-working engineers if possible.
    - get rid of those lazy guys (worst performers and never improving).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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