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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
  • Exceptional opportunities for career advancement, as well as a great work-life balance (in 130 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment: Mentors and teammates are very friendly and ready to help (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult to have when the job demands are more than the people to complete the job (in 39 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Typical serious engineering company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, good projects to work on. Flex-time. Allow you to change teams/projects (depending on availability / location)

    Cons

    Depending on your location and individual situation, it may not be easy to change teams. Some teams do not know how to work with remote resources. Compensation could be better (much better)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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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 as an intern

    Pros

    Gives you lots of opportunities to learn and practice

    Cons

    All of Female workers when you work to support the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can work as a team.
    Get to interact with other offices in other countries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Long term technology leadership vision required

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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

    Great manufacturing machine, great discipline in execution, standardized approach across organization for driving results, inclusive diverse multicultural environment.

    Cons

    Limited incentive to create disruptive technology, safe and standardized mindset, in that way restrictive environment for creativity and long term vision, more focus on immediate short term gain, commodity market catering plan with big manufacturing capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think big and open up funds for developing disruptive technology, need to open up opportunity for technical people to drive company vision, financial people should keep track of company direction but should not dictate company vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good job but old company.

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    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had a amiable manager who had my best interest in mind. The company provided good benefits.

    Cons

    Things are slow moving. I was is a sea of cubicals and there wasn't anyone close to my age anywhere around me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No concern for their people's lives

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    • Senior Management
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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
  7.  

    Bail out of this sinking ship while you can

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    • Senior Management
    • 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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    Started right out of college. The company is trying to get younger and relies heavily on new college grads.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Ethics is large part of the organization, and speaking what is right is not punished. Health benefits are good, and there is a great opportunity to get extensive real world experience that is often held for employees with more tenure. Flex-time can be used, which really helps when you have nightly calls with Asia. Challenging work, and a great opportunity to work with smart people.

    Cons

    two different cultures in the Analog and Embedded processing segments. Work life balance is difficult to have when the job demands are more than the people to complete the job. Diversity can take priority to merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the up and coming worforce and make sure to define career paths. A lot of newer employees view this as a training ground, rather than a career location, due to heavy congestion in middle management and lacking upward opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall great project experience, required to work in a small team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to work on your summer project.

    Cons

    Not very challenging. They don't expect much out of you so you have to push yourself to make you look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview Process is wasteful! As a software engineer, I had to interview twice with electrical engineers before meeting a software engineer. The same happened to a friend of mine. This needs to be fixe

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

    Good Opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Access to different types of roles and the ability to move..

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for promotion...

  11.  

    Prone to layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Instruments (more than an year)

    Pros

    Global exposure allows you to build experience

    Cons

    Uneven quality of management can lead to frustration -- when you know more than your boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employee satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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