Texas Instruments
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Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.6 1,016 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton

Rich Templeton

(657 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance is really good, it values the importance of sports in life"
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  • "good work environment, flexible hours, decent benifit"
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Cons:
  • "If you don't take care, you may lose your work life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Upper management seems to be reserved for Marketing/Sales folks"
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Product and Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 8 years

Pros1. Technical knowledge among coworkers is there, tap into it on your own
2. Size of company lends to opportunities to move within organizations
3. Internal diversity organizations to build your personal network
4. Diverse roles and expectations per PE/TE depending on your group

ConsAdvancement and opportunities are more dependent on your timing (joining the group), mentorship (find one), your soft skills (like-ability, communications, appearance) and your internal management's capability to advocate your skills, rather than your technical skills and work ethic alone. It's a very inaccurate expectation to think that performance and hard work alone pays off in any corporate culture. This is not a TI specific "con" its a hard lesson for all employees of any larger corporations.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more ownership in developing your people's skillsets and getting to know their personal strengths/weaknesses. This can greatly benefit or hurt the success of your team and the dynamics of the organization.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Upper Management Out of Touch

Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Germantown, MD

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey are good to their employees. Great pay. Great co-workers.

ConsUpper Management style is to re-org or layoff. After a major layoff I went through 2 re-orgs a year for two years then was finally let go myself. A year later they had yet another layoff and re-org.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice is to the board of directors. Get rid of the good old boy network in Texas and layoff the upper management. It doesn't take any talent to consistently layoff and re-org employees while you pat yourself on the back with bonuses and stock options.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good benefits.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Texas Instruments

ProsOpen door policy with management.

ConsDifficult to advance while working as a machine operator.

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people and good culture.

ConsRecently shrinking to analog company.

Advice to Senior Management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than a year

ProsGet to learn lots of things.
Very Innovative Company , nice work culture..
Sometimes hectic.
Nice benefits.

ConsNo Transparency with upper management.
No proper Roadmap in terms of products.

Advice to Senior ManagementProper Roadmap of the products.

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No loyalty

Design Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat profit sharing plan.

ConsRemote design center? Beware. Revenue drives your continued employment. Don't expect any loyalty from upper-management.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild trust with individual contributors. Constantly waiting for the ax to fall make for unproductive employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company. Uncertain future.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Texas Instruments

ProsGreat coworkers. Great opportunities to move around to find the perfect job. Good pay. Flexible time. Interesting and challenging job.

ConsLack of vision of the future by the leaders at the top. Focus is short term to please Wall Street. Buy back stock instead of investing in the future, in RandD. The competition is cheap so got to innovate. Politics are a big problem at all levels of management.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome up with a long term strategy and act accordingly. Getting rid of entire groups send a bad message about talent retention. Should care about your top 10% at least. Think long term.

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Good, conservative company you can grow up with

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time for more than a year

ProsBeen at TI for almost two years. It's a good company to learn a lot early in your career, and the work will always be interesting because TI is involved in all kinds of cutting edge areas. It's a company you can feel proud to work for, good and ethical business practices. Benefits are not sexy, but solid for a large engineering company. Flexible schedule - TI is not a sweatshop, you can put your family and personal life at a higher priority.

ConsRaises are terrible for individual contributors, not sure about those that make it to manager level. Will not see most young engineers sticking around long term unless they love the location, the work, flexible schedule, or the opportunity to move to different roles in the company. Lots of restructuring and bowing to the demands of wallstreet, lining the pockets of investors instead of employees. TI appreciates good engineers, but you are expendable. Layoffs come in big waves every couple of years.

Advice to Senior ManagementStrategic view is good at 50,000 feet LT level, it's good at execution ground level, but there is some lacking at the 10,000 feet upper/middle management strategy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You learn a lot, but it's difficult to move up in software unless you know someone.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Texas Instruments

ProsGREAT atmosphere. Hours aren't too taxing. If you work on MCU/MPU, most of your work is actually pretty fun. Your co-workers are usually your age and you end up making a lot of friends.

ConsCafeteria isn't that great. Tends to be a lot of layoffs in the MCU/MPU departments. Difficult to move up.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe tendency is to chop off their foot to save their toe... a lot of revenue going to waste b/c of departmental changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great vision for strong company

Analyst (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople, salary is decent, work is generally engaging

ConsGrowth opportunities for some are limited by diversity ceiling

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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