Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Pros
  • Very good work life balance with flexible hours (in 130 reviews)

  • Good work environment, friendly coworkers (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance rarely seems to be in favor of life (in 41 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be reserved for Marketing/Sales folks (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Stable Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are a stable company with decent benefits. Generally good profit sharing. Challenging and rewarding work. Global company. You can transfer almost anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Working for a remote site however, we do not get many of the benefits we would being at headquarters, like the advantage of training classes hosted there, and facilities such as gyms, ect.

    Texas Instruments Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Worldwide Recruiting Leader

    Hi and thanks for your feedback - we appreciate hearing from TIers and you taking the time to post!


  2. Good place to cut your teeth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    One of my favorite jobs ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Interesting place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    SemiConductor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great semiconductor company understand semiconductor process very well

    Cons

    lost out on the wireless 3G race

    Advice to Management

    big gamble to not pursue 3G


  7. Helpful (1)

    Conservative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    make clear roadmap and convey it to employees


  8. Unfit Managers are retained

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Had a great team in TI San Diego

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Okay company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    To be fair in giving out job grades to qualified people


  11. Helpful (3)

    TI is TI

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

    Pros

    Compensation is ok. A good to learn.

    Cons

    Strategy and direction is weak

    Advice to Management

    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.



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