Texas Instruments Reviews

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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Pros
  • Exceptional opportunities for career advancement, as well as a great work-life balance (in 125 reviews)

  • Great people, benefits, work environment -- when far from corporate headquarters in Dallas (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance rarely seems to be in favor of life (in 37 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be reserved for Marketing/Sales folks (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to learn, but environment is changing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, good work life balance, great and very intelligent teams.

    Cons

    New direction seems to be towards commodities - both in products and in people. Lack of commitment to talent development outside of EE design teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to advise management, as the con above aligns with their goals. Should this change, I'd be more willing to recommend this company to others as a job destination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging work, keeps your skills current

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    - Always have challenging work. You won't become a dinosaur working here.
    - I've never heard of a more humane company when it comes to family emergencies or personal issues (assuming you don't have a history of abusing their trust) such as death in the family, hospital leave, etc.
    - You will work with the smartest, gentlest people and will love going to work. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and egalitarianism. They must intentionally look for collaborators because there are very few bullies or uber-negative competitive types. If you're type A personality but also ethical and respectful, you'll fit right in.
    - True flex time. Work overtime when its needed and take off when it isn't. No one cares when you arrive and when you leave as long as you perform above a certain level. (You have to earn the privilege first, so not many people abuse the system.) This is the first place I've ever worked where I wasn't frustrated by deadbeats.
    - Truly collaborative. The web team doesn't one-up each other. Everyone is hired for a specific talent, and is expected to exchange ideas and help each other. If I don't know how to code a particular feature, I can literally go ask around and people are excited to pitch in. (The web is so splintered, there are a lot of processes, and we change things so quickly that this is really critical. No one can make it alone in this game anymore!)

    Cons

    - Onramping is difficult. Things change quickly and we're interdependent. Just chill for the first year and half -- all your colleagues went through this too. Do not expect to be 100% independent as quickly as you would be elsewhere. No one will blame you. Its just part of working for a fast-paced, global company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers tend to be a unintuitive when it comes to human limitations, but once they get it your manager will step in and work it out. However, I wonder if manager training needs to be re-evaluated. I know many people try to get away with as little work as possible but you don't have any of those people here. Learn to discern when that conversation is a last resort from when it's merely escapism. Everything else is pretty great.

    Recommends
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    Was acquired in the National Semiconductor purchase

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Good benefits. Worked in a Design Center and the people were great. Worked in R&D and was very well supported in new equipment and/or technologies for use in development work.

    Cons

    Project decisions are often made with short minded goals. Drive for immediate return on R&D investment does not allow time for the R&D teams to properly meet design goals, corners get cut.

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  5.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, global exposure. You enjoy every day of work because of the people you work with. The work culture is great too.

    Cons

    A lot of dysfunctional processes in the IT area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work as 1-IT and create process framework that spans the entire organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing opportunity to develop engineering skills with TI's Product Engineering Rotation Program!

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    TI saw a need to develop Product Engineers quickly. To do so, they created something that crams years and years of experience into a concise two year program. I have the amazing opportunity to work with four completely separate groups that all tie back into my work as a product engineer. This type of exposure so early on in my career is the thing others dream about.

    Additionally, TI has such a wide portfolio of parts that I am always able to satisfy my curiosity and desire to learn. I can dive deep and learn all about the device physics of a certain part, or I can go broad and learn all about a family of devices and how they operate. And when I get tired of those, I can repeat the process with other devices.

    Cons

    The only thing that people might consider a "con" is the fact that this job REQUIRES you to move abroad for 6 months. However, I don't consider that a negative thing. In fact, that was one of the main selling points for this rotation program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest and inspire the New College Grads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, Decent pay and benefits, always changing.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer Tech  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer Tech in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Is a stable company with job security in certain departments

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, a lot of change which can cause a negative impact sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    TSE Rotation Program--Prepares New College Grads to Face Engineering Challenges in a Customer-Facing Role

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a field sales office to begin the program provides an exciting overview of what a technical sales role entails. The product marketing and business operations rotations that follow are filled with challenging, impactful work that allow TSEs to contribute to the sales and marketing teams while also building a TI network to be leveraged in the future. The quick 1-3 month rotations also mirror the fast-paced environment one can expect when entering into a sales or marketing role.

    Cons

    None! The TSE program is a real investment on TI's part in terms of the time and resources it provides for its technical sales engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    As a new grad, the environment at TI promotes open mentorship with emphasis in conducting business eithically.

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    -TSA program opens you to a large network of individuals within the company
    -High growth potential
    -Understanding selling/marketing/supply chain
    -System level knowledge of high tech applications

    Cons

    Nothing. The TSA program is full of great benefits and opens up to a large range of opportunities in sales or marketing. There is a ramp up process for each step of this rotational program and there are a multitude of mentors that help you through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company to work for

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and schedule were good

    Cons

    Twelve hour Night work is hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    First Year Employee in the Product and Test Engineering Rotation Program

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    Current Employee - Product and Test Engineer Rotator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product and Test Engineer Rotator in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I like working at Ti because it is a highly technical company offering extremely competitive compensation. This rotation program allows me to learn about the Product and Test role while also contributing to a team. Not only does this role incorporate Fabrication and Design, but Ti is also paying for me to work overseas and learn about the Assembly of integrated circuits.

    Cons

    The only con that I see is the rotations are only for six months. I see this as a con because once I start to become confident and proficient, I switched rotations and start learning at a new position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would just like to thank the management that I have worked with for being understanding and able to explain quickly developing problems with clarity and detail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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