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Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
1,223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance (of course depends on the type of role you are in) (in 130 reviews)

  • Nice campus, you may have a relaxed work environment, depending on your boss (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult to have when the job demands are more than the people to complete the job (in 41 reviews)

  • Entitlement mentality towards uncompensated labor from middle and upper management (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Waste of time

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nothing to say other than maybe office location

    Cons

    No room to move up. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    one-on-one with your staff wouldn't hurt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No concern for their people's lives

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice campus, you may have a relaxed work environment, depending on your boss.

    Cons

    You can be let go at any time. I knew one man who worked his whole career at TI (forty years) and was never laid off. I know another who hasn't been laid off and he has worked there about twenty years, but they are the only two I know personally like that after working for the company for about fifteen years. Many people have been laid off one or more times. Luckily, it is possible to get back on at TI after layoffs, but one has to be lucky and find his own position - there is no such thing as 'being called back' after layoffs, as many people ask me and assume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you send people packing to save a few bucks for the fat cats to keep their cushy jobs, it's not just 'buh bye' and 'have a nice day' for your employees - they then have to deal with losing homes, moving to a possibly undesirable area to look for work, taking their children out of their schools, losing their savings (using 401-k to pay bills, as many have to do), the uncertainty of what they will do for retirement or having to plan to work during their 'golden years' due to having exhausted savings due to layoffs...and possibly the humiliation of getting on food stamps, even. The list goes on. You do this because other companies also do it, but that doesn't excuse you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bail out of this sinking ship while you can

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Sychophant management
    - Managers try to exploit workers down the line

    Cons

    - More you try to do a good job- more you be rewarded with grunt work and 'overtime work' except there is no overtime
    - Other companies Samsung, HITACHI and every other microchip maker leave them in the dust.
    - Adding a tiny new feature to an existing chip- or 1 mw less power doesn't usher in innovation- wake up and smell the fertilizer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should go down with your sinking ship- and by the way see how far it gets you putting in experience at this place- maybe you can find janitorial work at local jail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    On the decline

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for fresh out of school first job
    Extensive training and opportunity for new college grads to get experience and training.
    Perfect place for an engineer who wants to never change.

    Cons

    Excessive use of "golden boys" to fill positions.
    Who you know not what you know mentality.
    Strict adherence to MBA numbers based management.
    Management by intimidation and me first attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the inexperienced who manage purely by packing Excel with numbers, relate to your customers and develop managers who lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experienced Hires Beware

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is actively managing the business portfolio to make itself more competitive. Quick to make decisions about which businesses to nurture and which ones to cut their losses.

    Cons

    The work culture feels very old from the calculator days. It's also an entrenched culture and you frequently here "that's the way we've always done it." There is no formal process to onboard you and little assistance is offered to help you navigate the organizational landmines. When you ask questions about why things are the way they are, you often get a confused look because it is so embedded in their day-to-day it is not recognizable to them. Also no formal performance review process is conducted. Your annual salary adjustment is the primary feedback on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is too big not to have more formal processes in place to manage employees. The culture is in desperate need of an overhaul in conjunction with the new business direction into analog markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating and disappointing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good for Texas. Work can be interesting but generally too compartmentalized. There is technical challenge available but are generally overwhelmed by institutional deficiencies.

    Cons

    First to middle levels of management are pretty hopeless. Too much work going overseas. Too much work being done by short term contractors so no continuity of effort. Engineering process is fractured at best but realistically it is broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purge the deadwood out of first to middle level management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Walmart of Semiconductors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Focus on cost optimization. Good pay for what you do.

    Cons

    No room for imagination, innovation and risk taking. Can be stressful if you are engaged in a highly visibie activity. Management implements a standardized approach for most business activities. You spend a lot of time on endless reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a few more years this approach will work, but the smaller faster fabless competition is nibbling away from TI's cake at many places.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Headed for trouble

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Sales
    Former Employee - Technical Sales

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They actually pay what you are promised. Many of the people are great to work with and very talented. Good opportunities for minorities and women.

    Cons

    Ageism is rampant. All contrarian views are squashed as part of the culture. Management opportunities are reserved only for those that are "yes" people. Culture of micromanagement is become rampant and causing employees to miss other things that should be important. Innovation and risk taking not encouraged and even short term failures are punished rather than analyzed, reviewed and learned from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to so closely control the culture of the organization. You are hurting the company in the long term and forcing many, many good and talented people out. Play at least some of the strategy for the long term and not just short term gains. Look beyond the red and green numbers to understand what is really happening. Find other management books to read.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Management has no clear direction on what they want the company to produce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    good old boys club

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    corporate strategy is right, stock price following

    Cons

    promotions depend simply on who likes you and what niche you can fill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better work-life balance

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