Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,153 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow

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    Former Employee - IT Support  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - IT Support in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I started as an entry level IT. They really help you grow as a team member as well as a person.

    Cons

    I can't think of any. This place is great place to work. I would love to go back if I ever enter the working world again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    design engineer

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to work, good benefits

    Cons

    political issues that you need overcome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work, lots of talented people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits & compensation, with opportunities for profit sharing. Most all of the people you work with are extremely talented. Good opportunities to work on new technologies and products. Cool to know that things you work on show up in recognizable consumer products.

    Cons

    Big company
    Stress level at times can be high to deliver
    Company will make tough decisions to get out of a business if it isn't hitting the performance goals they want - result is entire BUs can be hit resulting in RIFs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable, ethical company with great people that really care about the company and like their work.

    Cons

    As with most large companies, projects can be difficult to move forward due to multiple reasons (cost restrictions, policies, etc.). Sometimes suffers from too many chefs in the kitchen syndrome, too many different groups wanting things done their way or not at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow groups more autonomy in creating solutions. We tend to get stuck in old ways instead of being allowed to pursue new and creative methods that could save the company money or move us forward technologically.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Not the highest salaries in the market, and they are known for large sweeping layoffs. One of which eliminated my position there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the career growth aspects. It truly makes us happy employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    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
  8.  

    Challenging and rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    TI 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Dramatic 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    design engineer

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

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time for more than a year

    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

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible sales strategy and management culture

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    Former Employee - TSR
    Former Employee - TSR

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

    Pros

    Great product portfolio and product line management/people

    Cons

    incompetent sales management ineffective sales strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the ramifications of your sales strategy and the ROI associated with it. Change the sales culture of bullying and having sales people do meaningless activities that have nothing to do with winning business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Every time the brass ring is in reach, the company drops the ball

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Good people for the most part, flexible environment. Usually good opportunities to work in different areas.

    Cons

    The company is obsessive about re-justifying every business decision over and over, until the focus is no longer on increasing revenue and profitability. Endless business reviews take the place of actually supporting customers and winning business. Company will commit to a business today, then decide to kill it the next day. Just really a lack of focus. The company is much smaller than it used to be, now focusing on more commodity business than higher margin products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your decisions more, take more risks, and trust the people you've put into decision making positions

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