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Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
1,212 Reviews
3.7
1,212 Reviews
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to start your career but difficult to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Work , very smart engineers

    Cons

    Management decisions eat up into the execution time for engineers , lot of rework

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be engineering driven not sales driven

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

    A great company, with good benefits and big on safety.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    I love my days off, I'm working three days on and four off then four on and three off.

    Cons

    The twelve hour shifts takes some getting used to.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Challenging and Great opportunities for development

    Cons

    Perks and Rewards not the best. Profit sharing is decent depending on the company performance.
    No work life balance

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  5.  

    Great place to work..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment with helpful mentors/colleagues, chance to work on some awesome products, great place to start out professionally- will have plenty of opportunities to get exposed to different aspects of the semiconductor business

    Cons

    Too many tapeouts of half baked ICs- you work extra hours to make sure that the IC is sent to fab and later that product is shelved..after a while you start to wonder whether the management has a clear plan
    Too much emphasis on sales- that being said, there are a few teams where the emphasis is on R&D.
    Work life im-balance- most of the year especially close to tape-outs design/layout engineers spend late nights and weekends in office. After the IC comes back from fab, it is the turn of the test engineers to work late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to minimize last minute tapeouts- its difficult for employees to have confidence in the management goals if most of the tapeouts that involve a great deal of personal sacrifices from the employees are not realized as a revenue source

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Texas Instruments Singapore

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Work and life balance with nice colleague and warm team. They got good team bounding event and year end party.

    Cons

    Salary is not such high. They hired some contractors in the finance department. Office working environment is a little bit boring since the company's Singapore department is small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest to improve the working environment by moving the office to a bigger one and provide employees with more opportunity for promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planner in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Planner in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Management is upfront and honest
    * Pay is solid
    * Team-first environment
    * For the most part they focus on the important metrics

    Cons

    * Lots of management overview aka lots of TPS Reports
    * Difficult to do overseas assignments unless you are top management
    * No opportunity to advance unless you live in Dallas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Improve HR Department. They are unhelpful.
    * Put more emphasis on internal technology. Laptop policies are absurd.
    * Work environment matters. No more cubicles and invest in improving the old worn down buildings that we work in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with analog/embedded focus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly coworkers
    Good NCG program
    Flexible working time,
    Many trainings

    Cons

    The compensation and benefits package are different for different regions, some local policy does not fit the company culture.
    Some high level positions were assigned to incapable personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider where to lead the company in following 20 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Splendid Journey thus Far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, Fortune 500, great culture, everyone is nice and encouraging, ethically driven, accountable, stable

    Cons

    Since TI is such a big company, you'll have to deal with office politics and know how to play the game in order to become successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Texas Instruments Response

    Nov 21, 2014Worldwide Recruiting Leader

    It's great to hear from our interns. Thank you for taking the time to comment and best of luck in your TI career!

  10.  

    Waste of time

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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
  11.  

    No concern for their people's lives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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