Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,157 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  

    Good experience, good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    good culture, good benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    may not be for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Management Chain needs a major shakeup

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Texas 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid technical company that changes focus too often

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging 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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    The speed of turn over could impact the performance of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Systems Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Friendly environment and good benefit

    Cons

    Lack of investment and sales oriented culture

  7.  

    Managing perception

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

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

    Pros

    Large established infrastructure worldwide, good benefits in the US.

    Cons

    Just like leaders of many other publicly traded companies TI managers are mostly focused on impressing investors. This culture spreads through all levels of the company. It does not matter what you do, it only matters what your boss think you do.
     The company has very few innovative products. Product designed decades ago generate most of the revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build true engineering company, do not hire so many clueless MBAs to manage engineers, respect engineers, they are not just tools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a great place for digital engineers

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    Current Employee - ASIC Physical Design Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - ASIC Physical Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    1. Latest technology
    2. Lot of responsibilities. Good chance to learn a lot
    3. You will get to work with the best people in the industry
    4. Flexible timings and great compensation

    Cons

    1. Poor work life balance. Long meetings (5~6 hours a day). Will end up putting 16 hours a day at work overall.
    2. No job security. Layoff is a quarterly ritual. Will be working with a knife under the neck
    3. Company is more focused toward analog business. Not a good place for digital engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business plan should be well thought. If a business is going down, efforts should be made to improve the business. Shutting down all the divisions will only shrink the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    review on TI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Location. Reasonable work load. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Too much focused on financial status. No focus on future technical leadership. Low job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning. Not sure about future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible company. Good learning & personal growth

    Cons

    Not sure about where the company is headed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    IC Design Engineering

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    TI provides a great learning environment with lots of infrastructure. It has solid foundation of people, experience, and products. Plenty of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    It is a very large company with large company issues. Easy to get lost in the crowd. Hard to tell if my work really impacts the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to move into the new era where only the fit survives. Consider cutting down on the number of levels of management and very long term employees who don't produce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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