Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Very hostile culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good products and most of the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Sales management in particular (in the Sunnyvale office) is very unreasonable and always attacking it's employees. On top of everything, there is no flexibility in sales styles, where they expect people to be driving the customer and anything else is perceived as ineffective. Relationship building with the customer is of no value to sales management.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize a more effective CRM tool than just spreadsheets. If you don't value senior, more experienced sales people who have good customer relationship building skills, then don't hire them in the first place! Also, I came from Intel where there were a lot of opportunities to change jobs internally and develop a more well-rounded skill set. There is no mentoring or any discussion about your career at TI Sunnyvale sales. The reason I call this out is that I heard that other parts in TI are good to work for.

  2. Great company, great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product/Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product/Test Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and work-life balance are great

    Cons

    Sometimes late night calls are required

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with employees

  3. Depends on the line of business, it could be a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Flexible work hours, vacation, work remote, etc.

    Cons

    Slow to introduce change. Limited visibility and growth.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    It was a good place to start my career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people, lots of freedom to do your job, opportunities to develop into an expert, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Deep staff cuts over a multi-year period have eroded job security and have resulted in a massive brain-drain from the company.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Product / Test Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Test Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Test Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Lots of stuff to do and learn for new engineer. If you are fresh from college, good place to work. But if you look for long term career, you should not work for TI.

    Cons

    This company managers are very politic. They have very little respect for employee. If you are not good at people skills you will not survive long. Good at technical only will not survive long either. TI had a clear history of laying off people.

    Advice to Management

    Show your respect, invest and trust your people.

  7. Demand manager

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

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Customer relationship, challenging, business oriented

    Cons

    Nothing to declare, great job

  8. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Famous company so high value to work

    Cons

    Frequently lay off but nice to work at.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time

  9. Applications Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall great place to work. If you are doing an excellent job and build up some credit there are many different opportunities inside the company to move to and try out. Management more often than not tries to support your career goals or helps accommodating specific personal situations.

    Cons

    Org changes sometimes happen more often than I wish. Also history has shown that unexpected and drastic layoffs can happen anytime due to changes in corporate direction.

    Advice to Management

    Give the folks at the end of the reporting chain a little more advance warning so that larger changes don't catch people too off-guard. Also sometimes it's worth communicating some of the little details and reasons as well - you think why should people care but they do.

  10. Good working place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    1. Keep changing working model
    2. Different challenge every year
    3. Very good top management
    4. Good execution

    Cons

    1. Does not care long term relationship with customers
    2. Product features do not meet customers' expectation on many products

  11. Helpful (1)

    Experience in IT, but applicable elsewhere in the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely ethical company. Strong financially. Compensation is pretty good. Decent amount of vacation. They are finally updating most of the buildings, which were in very bad shape previously.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is getting out of hand. Since 2009, many jobs have been offshored. Working with these coworkers requires lots of nights on the US employees' part and introduces extra work and delay, simply because of the time difference. Flex schedules and part-time are becoming a farce--if you go part time, you will never truly work 75%, but you most definitely be paid at that rate.

    Experienced employees are being replaced exclusively by new grads (or not at all). While the quality of these new grads is high, they need time to learn and be trained. This leads to extra work being dumped on existing employees and inadequate training and inappropriately large workloads for new hires. There seems to be a big gap in middle-aged (30s) employees and the knowledge gap is going to be huge in a few years when key people retire and all that is left is people with 3-5 years of experience--who tend to jump ship more often.

    The pace keeps increasing to the point that employees are burned out. The long hours and hard work that were previously rewarded and appreciated are now expected 100% of the time with little regard to how it is affecting resource morale and work/life balance. Managers are good at reassuring us that they will push back when needed, but it never happens in practice.

    It has been made very clear by upper management that IT is a cost and we are definitely 2nd tier corporate citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the morale of your organization and the long term consequences.

    Give employees more comp days when they spend hours at night or on the weekend.

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