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Texas Instruments Reviews in San Diego, CA

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Pros
  • Exceptional opportunities for career advancement, as well as a great work-life balance (in 130 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 39 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good place to cut your teeth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn and contribute
    Work on cutting edge technology as TI focuses on its core competencies and exit others
    Balanced work-life

    Cons

    Large organization means does not move fast enough
    Growth opportunities are also limited as you start moving up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of my favorite jobs ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of upwards mobility for motivated individuals. Lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Political. If you cant play the game, you will be frustrated and might not get far.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Relaxed schedule, and easy place to work. Not a lot of pressure with schedule. And good for family building overall.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. And office politics take priority over engineering work. Not a great place if you are interested in producing something. This is not the TI in the past.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    SemiConductor

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Great semiconductor company
    understand semiconductor process very well

    Cons

    lost out on the wireless 3G race

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    big gamble to not pursue 3G

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    salaries are good as long as they keep you

    Cons

    company is very conservative. senior management is just foolish atleast in cell phones division. No clear road map

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make clear roadmap and convey it to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unfit Managers are retained

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Good work life balance with good vacation hours, Opportunities for a steady job and decent professional growth, Resourceful, good layoff package

    Cons

    benefits are dwindling, engineers are susceptible for bad decisions made by management who are retained and allowed to further make bad mistakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't give a good performance review coupled with modest raise, make mid-level management accountable, avoid extreme blatant favoritism to fairer sex

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had a great team in TI San Diego

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    reputation, good people and great team spirit in the core team, opportunities for relocation

    Cons

    re-orgs and layoffs are a fact of life almot every quarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the OD consultant that is helping you the last 2 years. Re-orgs are done poorly.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Lots of opurtunity to learn new stuff, great set of people to work with ...can jump groups without any issues...

    Cons

    Very Very slow career growth..management seems to be confused about vision and don't seem to have any idea about products....lots of groups in different countries and each seem to be promoting only their region....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be fair in giving out job grades to qualified people

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    TI is TI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Compensation is ok. A good to learn.

    Cons

    Strategy and direction is weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve engineers more in the decision making. Stay on path long enough to objectively evaluate directions and stop changing your minds mid-way. It is really discouraging to engineers.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative company. Excellent technical teams. Management could be better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Working at TI would give you excellent technical knowledge and marketability. Management at TI believes in delegation. You will have good amount of independence and latitude in executing projects. Texas Instruments supports employees in technical and non-technical areas and encourages professional growth. You will have access to experts and will be working with very competent co-workers. Training is an essential part of working here. The communication among various groups is good. Transparency and information sharing is excellent. The engineering teams are kept shielded from upper management politics.

    The technical skills that you would learn here are in demand in case you want to change jobs.

    Cons

    Management lacks focus and is not very aggressive. In the cut throat industry TI is competing, that's a liability. I think the company is losing its edge in technical leadership and starting to hire mediocre talent in management. TI does not have a leadership position in any of the areas its competing, this is reflected in its flat share price.

    Compensation is at par with industry. The benefits are not the best. The 401k is good, health insurance not so. The premiums are high. There is no sick leave. Stock options are of doubtful value because of perpetually flat share price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term goals and be aggressive in execution.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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