Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated March 9, 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. Helpful (4)

    Interesting place to work, but be careful

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    False Hope

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing to say that is a pro.

    Cons

    Terrible retention of talent....not willing to invest in its people. A terrible place for a new grad to start his/her career. You wont survive a reorganization...the company eats its young. The company's engineering talent is done for.

    Advice to Management

    Lower your stock awards.


  3. Helpful (8)

    Stay away

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    There is very little to recommend this company. I guess the only pros I can think of are the sheer number and diversity of Maxim's end markets. This has a stabilizing effect on the company's earnings.

    Cons

    Since the founder, Jack Gifford was forced to leave, Maxim has been on a steady decline. While I was there, I saw sagging morale, incompetent and disingenuous management and a revolving door labor force.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like real people.


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  5. Good experience, nice group of people to work with.

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

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

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    nice people and stable environment

    Cons

    sometimes slow as a big company

    Advice to Management

    Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities


  7. Helpful (1)

    management sucks

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

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

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

    Pros

    big company with deep pockets

    Cons

    bad management has made this the old national

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees well and they will stay with you


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not the most friendly place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent opportunities and competitive pay

    Cons

    Lack of team atmosphere, snobby coworkers


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Working Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (5)

    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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Talent and Hard Work are Rewarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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