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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
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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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    TI review

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    Former Employee - Manager TI International Markering Div in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager TI International Markering Div in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Smart people, allowed to do whatever you have the nerve to tackle, reward performance well, international travel and work opportunities abound

    Cons

    big company therefore some bueracacy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start and learn, but ultimately just another stifling and politicized corporate sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Stafford, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will be given as much responsibility as you show you can handle, quickly, and will have lots of opportunity to learn new skills. If you have deep specialization in areas that are important to the business you will (probably) have pretty good job security - as long as the company stays in that business area.

    Cons

    Entitlement mentality towards uncompensated labor from middle and upper management. Highly political and sometimes bullying environment, entrenched mediocrity in middle management, "blame the troops" backstabbing from incompetents. Managers and employees who understand and accept the status quo of "needing" to be highly political take credit for the work of others who won't or haven't figured out how to play the political game. Unspoken but well known mafia system where those who get made survive all layoffs regardless of whether they maintain their business or technical edge, and get to wet their beaks at the bonus pool whether they put in a strong contribution for the year or not. Company and upper management shift the product strategy and cede markets to nimbler competitors with regularity. Poor documentation & dissemination of company specific technical knowledge means that such knowledge resides only with those who are willing to throw work/life balance in the trash and do organizationally inefficient individual from-scratch learning (basically reverse engineering the company's own IP), creating a perverse differentiator for compensation and advancement , a two-class technical staff, and key personnel risks for the company.

    If you are a talented and creative individual, you are selling yourself incredibly short by becoming a lifer here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify and promptly remove the no-talent political weasels in middle management - these people hang on for decades, creating internal rot and blocking the paths of more capable subordinates. Drive from the very top down a culture of true meritocracy. Current CEO has plenty of stories about the careers of others being thrown under the bus in order to advance. Career competitiveness is good - but only when it's meritocracy based and not grade school playground bullying. Earn every penny of your outsized compensation packages by driving a coherent, sustainable, high-margin product strategy that rains big buckets of money on the rank and file engineers who sacrifice evenings and weekends to make the products happen. In other words, make it so that it is actually economically rational for employees to obsess about the company as much as you want them to. Stop insulting your employees' intelligence by trying to "compensate" them with "psychic rewards". Nobody can pay their bills with "psychic rewards". The company is not a charity - and neither are the employees. Employees want their hard work to matter - financially. Not in some vague, foofy, psychic reward kind of way. There are lots of very bright people here and the company could be really great if they had the guts to fix their culture and the vision to know what an enlightened culture actually looks like.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nice people, the culture is a bit conservative.

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Job security
    - Fascinating technologies depending on what you're working on
    - Strong, competitive pay for the work
    - The company is led by very smart, strategic leaders

    Cons

    - It feels hard to accelerate your career if you are younger, corporate landscape is occasionally quite political
    - Work can be monotonous depending on your role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more agile and forward thinking as it relates to culture! You're bleeding young talent because the corporate culture is lagging technology companies all over the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Texas Instruments Response

    Oct 29, 2014Worldwide Recruiting Leader

    Appreciate your feedback and thoughts! Thanks for taking the time to post.

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    Very nice working environment

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Nice company atmosphere, friendly office culture

    Cons

    Not working long enough to find Cons.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have nothing but good things to say about Texas Instruments. It is Nerd Paradise and Geek Heaven.

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    Former Employee - Protective Services Officer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Protective Services Officer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is opportunity and this company is going places. If you are there hold on and enjoy the ride. If you are trying to get hired, try and try hard.

    Cons

    To keep the ship a float you have to drop dead weight and it is unfortunate. This is why some people have negative things to say, especially when the CEO receives millions in bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Product Marketing Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance. Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Like most organizations, if you have a terrible boss, you are in for it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A place where you never stop learning

    Cons

    A bit difficult to get a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities to undergraduates

    Recommends
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    Great experience at TI!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely bright employees
    - Competitive pay and benefits
    - Great company culture

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None -- great management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Internship review

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

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

    Pros

    People are very passionate about their work. The office is friendly. We had these long tables and a lot of the people in the office would have lunch together. Good time-off policies and lots of discounts on local events.

    Cons

    They did not really have an internship program in the department I was in, so sometimes, I felt a bit forgotten.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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    Typical serious engineering company

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    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

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