Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,186 Reviews
3.7
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exceptional opportunities for career advancement, as well as a great work-life balance (in 127 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment: Mentors and teammates are very friendly and ready to help (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult to have when the job demands are more than the people to complete the job (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be reserved for Marketing/Sales folks (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Very diverse environment and challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Big, Friendly company with many opportunities and strong future if they focus more on the real people that add value

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible-as long as you get your work done, people don't hound you about when you come in or when you leave.
    Intelligent co-workers.
    Family Friendly
    Profit sharing
    opportunity to learn many new things
    many groups within company-can work for TI for a whole career and it would still be like working for multiple companies
    Very dynamic company-changed over time to find growth

    Cons

    Slow advancement if you're not in sales.
    slightly below average compensation for electronics.
    Don't value the applications engineers that make all the difference at this company.
    changing priorities quickly.
    dissolving whole groups without clear, straight talk reasoning from managment
    not a lot of new technology coming out internally-just buy other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your team, don't hold them to impossible administrative checkboxes. Evaluate businesses on a case-by-case basis. Don't try to compare every business to same set of expectations. Be careful of who you move into managment. Great individual contributers don't always make good managers. Value your talent and show them that they are valued so our best people don't keep leaving. Stop hiring designers and marketing "engineers" when your test teams and applications engineers are buried. Stop hiring armies of young sales people that leave in 2 years- incentivize keeping the experienced folks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    great place to work, good benefits

    Cons

    political issues that you need overcome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, Upper management needs direction

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work and the projects are definitely cutting edge and you work with some of the smartest people out there. There's always an abundance of things to do and people all over the world to work with. You can always find something new and exciting to work on.
    Flexible work arrangements means you can actually work from home and they have a lot of programs setup to help employees out.

    Cons

    Compensation is pretty average, bonuses are below average, and the time bank system is a bit odd. Benefits are below average from what I've seen other companies provide and they keep cutting back on how much they'll spend on benefits and the perks that are provided seem to keep disappearing. Too much management in the way to get an idea heard and new projects are slow to get through the system to get traction on due to old style management structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management seems to have no clue what they're doing. They give a goal and put a ton of focus on it and then if it doesn't pan out in 6 months (which their goals never will) they let people go and shift focus. All they're doing is bleeding some of the brightest people around instead of the deadweight management. Get people in management that actually have a clue on how to run and engineering company!

    Until someone has a clue up top I really am fearful how things will turn out with TI.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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 (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.  

    Needs to change with the times

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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

    Pros

    -Great and talented people for the most part
    -They offer lots of training to develop new employees

    Cons

    -Benefits for new employees are terrible
    -Advancement is almost non-existent
    -Company doesn't value employees as much as they should
    -Constant lay-offs and re-orgs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like they matter more.
    Stop promoting people to management just because they're good engineers.
    Offer more training for poor managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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