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Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,128 Reviews

3.7
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    ok company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good culture, stable and ethical.

    Cons

    pay is just ok and too many re-organization's

  2.  

    Overall experience is ok.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analog Mixed-Signal Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Analog Mixed-Signal Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are ok. Work and life can be balanced.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics. Upper management does not care about individual employees. There is too much reorganization in most BUs every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's better to minimize reorganization every year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    Pros

    When 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    lost potential

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    Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer/Design Lead  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer/Design Lead in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    perhaps 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 ManagementAdvice

    cut 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    design engineer

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

    Pros

    good big company with a lot of people

    Cons

    too south part of the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is already very good place

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Management  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Mid Level Management in Dallas, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    When 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer

    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    good advancement opportunities.... have consistented provided job rotation chances. This is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Some of the jobs are moving out of the country to low-cost areas. Hopefuly that will change as we move forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good culture, good benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    may not be for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great bunch of people. Hard working. Pay was very good.

    Cons

    People are looking out for themselves and their friends. No company loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take better care of it's employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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