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Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.6 1,111 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton

Rich Templeton

(703 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 (in 116 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 36 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be reserved for Marketing/Sales folks (in 25 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are lots of opportunities to get your hands into so sometimes you can find yourself over loaded and over worked. Many sub groups that work on different technologies. Generally a high caliber of professionals.

    ConsVery metric oriented. Many subgroups so this can be a negative as well since there is high turn over and can get confusing on who is working on what.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally ask yourself why turnover is so high, and not just use "an improving economy" as the easy excuse.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Texas Instruments has a great work environment and knows how to grow employees!

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsI started Texas Instruments in an entry level job and TI spent a lot of time and money to develop me as a leader. They provide tuition reimbursement and also sent me to numerous training classes for technical topics as well as leadership and other soft skills topics.

    ConsNot the highest salaries in the market, and they are known for large sweeping layoffs. One of which eliminated my position there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the career growth aspects. It truly makes us happy employees!

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

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    Challenging and rewarding

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsTI is one of the most ethical companies in the world. It is also one of the few companies that gives substantial profit sharing to all employees. Telecommuting is encouraged.

    ConsToo many reorgs. In my division, these basically halted progress for a week or more at a time, and new managers rarely understood the accomplishments and capabilities of their "new" employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDramatic savings came from below BU-level actions, without corporate action. Encourage BU managers and their subordinates to listen better. Have a minimum one year time between reorgs, and soften the switchover.

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

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    design engineer

    Design Engineer (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosgood big company with a lot of people

    Constoo south part of the country

    Advice to Senior Managementit is already very good place

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    Great place to work.

    Mid Level Management (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsInnovation and creativity make it very enjoyable to work at TI. Lots of room to grow.

    ConsSometimes people are promoted beyond their capabilities and are expected to grow into the role. Unfortunately, many do not make it and not only disrupt their own careers but the work environment of others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen promoting, make sure values, culture, and work ethic match the organization that a person will manage. Otherwise, many times people fail in new roles because they were either not properly selected or not properly prepared.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management Chain needs a major shakeup

    Product Marketing (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsTexas Instruments has a great history with a global footprint and many Smart people ruwho have stuck around through the turbulent recent past can make this company great once again.

    ConsThe entire company is run like a Sales team. Long term vision means thinking about 4 Quarter during the first Quarter. Texas Instruments really needs to shed it's Inbred management of Sales people and hire some experienced and qualified technology executives. There is no technology company in the world that can continue to grow and prosper by spending more money on SG&A than R&D (take a look at their 2013 Annual report)

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can continue to milk Great technology and businesses built by your predecessors. At some point, they will run out of steam

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

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    Solid technical company that changes focus too often

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging jobs with lots of opportunities to work hard. Room to take on more responsibilities at any job level. Heavy international travel in senior positions. Great experience for a first job

    ConsNot much work life ballance. Focused on loading everyone as heavily as possible. Senior workers are slowly pushed out of the organization around 50. Most promotions go to individuals under 30.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe speed of turn over could impact the performance of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Like a Family... with way too many personal issues

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsWhen I first started here, I was told by current employees TI = Training Institute and Tiny Income. I don't believe this to be true. They reward hard work and effort, and they have reasonable expectations for work/life balance.

    ConsTI was like a family to me... but a dysfunctional one. Politics are horrible. Also, mass layoffs really hurt the culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlaybook is tedious and mostly involves paper pushing. I would like to see more emphasis on technology roadmap and less on redundant execution checks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    lost potential

    Senior Analog Design Engineer/Design Lead (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood work/life balance, low stress level. Good vacation. Plentiful design tools. Lots of support for design engineers i.e. in the lab and design software. Could have potential but see the cons.

    Consperhaps it depends on particular BU, but in my experience there is way too much politics and not enough substance. Many of SMTS/DMTS are old and not up to the level, but still have their high titles and perks and not shy to use them. Mid-level management is often technically mediocre resulting in loss of business and subsequent mass lay-offs. Tech ladder advancement is based on who you know, not what one is worth. Low-level management often stuffed by incompetents who just sing the company tune but have no clue of design issues and just concerned with keeping themselves employed. Nat Semi acquisition was sought to add tech talent, but Nat Semi was never in the top 3 of analog, and many of their best people left. Recent lay-offs tended to remove a lot of talent - those who stayed seemed most politically skilled, not technically talented, consequently a lot of talent got picked up by top competitors, probably on the cheap. Top management comes from sales and marketing, not from design, which probably accounts for a lot of the above issues. I can't see how TI can compete with the top 3 in analog - other than on price.

    Advice to Senior Managementcut down on politics - focus on technical excellence; start growing technical management, not career climbers. Stop promoting sales/marketing types into senior management - there are way too many of those and they are the ones who create politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Systems Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment and good benefit

    ConsLack of investment and sales oriented culture

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