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April 8, 2021

What are perks and other benefits like at Analog Devices?

Pros

None I can speak to.

Cons

Toxic managers, little pay for strenuous work, no perks, starting off as an hourly contractor with no benefits, no respect within ADI at large. This is a complete waste of a job unless you want to build your resume and leave after a year.

Advice to Management

Hire new management, pay your editors.

Toxic managers, little pay for strenuous work, no perks, starting off as an hourly contractor with no benefits, no respect within ADI at large.

April 8, 2021

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February 4, 2021

What is health insurance like at Analog Devices?

Pros

-Comprehensive training -Develops your skills -Some editors are helpful

Cons

My experience at ADI was terrible and by moving on to another company, I've discovered how awful the work culture is at this office. From the morning you come into the moment you leave, you are flooded with projects in collaboration with engineers that are happy to ignore your emails and then throw you under the bus when deadlines slip. Many of them are either extremely rude with their responses or are unwilling to cooperate and balk at every step. You are pushed beyond your limits daily with these interactions and while upper management will step in at some points, they're far more concerned with preserving their image than actually confronting these people. You're forced to keep a meticulous log of emails to defend yourself when you're inevitably blamed for the project being late. You have to work from a contracting position with low pay, no health insurance and no vacation days whatsoever for a job that requires a high level of skill and effort. It's no wonder people keep going through the workplace like a sliding door as the compensation is far too low for the amount of abuse endured. As a result, upper management only sees you as dispensable and treats you accordingly with little respect. If they're not micro-examining your every move (which is compounded by the time tracking system), they're yelling at you for small mistakes and creating more paranoia in an already stressful environment. There is no team spirit in this workplace as everyone is stressed out of their minds trying to finish everything in time. While editors do help each other, talking to senior editors can be intimidating as responses can be back-handed and sarcastic. The department director refuses to understand the importance of editors and thus allows this mistreatment to continue, while keeping the job at contract-to-hire, a ridiculous practice that discourages editors from staying full-time. I do not recommend accepting this job unless you are desperate for work or need something to build your resume. The level of disrespect from the engineers you work with is unreal and upper management is strict and intimidating. The job is incredibly stressful with multiple projects and the time tracking program coupled with upper management's microattention makes this place extremely oppressive. This place is not worth the unimaginable stress and cold work culture.

Advice to Management

-Hire people full-time. Stand up for your editors and stop micro-managing. -For the department director, realize that editors do important work and stop taking them for granted.

You have to work from a contracting position with low pay, no health insurance and no vacation days whatsoever for a job that requires a high level of skill and effort.

February 4, 2021

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March 23, 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Analog Devices?

Pros

8% 401k extra contribution More vacation days than other company

Cons

Pay is what ? 20% below other competitors or so? Political

Advice to Management

One cannot encourage innovation and contribution without an equal pay. Talents are leaving left and right to better places

8% 401k extra contribution

March 23, 2019

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August 27, 2019

What is paid time off like at Analog Devices?

Pros

Analog Devices acquired Linear Technology in 2016/2017 and the companies, previously located in San Jose and Milpitas, eventually merged into two luxurious towers in Santa Clara in 2019. The buildings are modern and spacious. They project the image of the company in a modern and professional way. The company has a suite of software applications that allow engineers and customers to design, simulate and verify the performance of most ICs. Employees are experts in a variety of areas. Many are helpful and knowledgeable. The pay is good. Employees have a minimum of 10 days of PTO and 80 hours of sick time per year. Bonuses are available now and then. Training is provided at least once a year and courses are useful and interesting. There is a lot of room for professional growth and the company seems like a good place for fostering learning. A gym is available near the towers but it's shared by multiple companies like AMD or Ericsson that are located nearby. Apartments are available across the street. If you can afford to burn $3-4k per month in rent you will love them. The view from the 6 floors of the towers is really nice. There is plenty of space for taking breaks and eating lunch. The company is solid in terms of management that constantly gauges the market, the pros, the cons, the competition and the direction of the company.

Cons

There are two cafeterias which are shared by other companies. They are not convenient, often overcrowded, rather expensive and the food is mediocre. Around the area there aren’t any options so bring your food from home. A building has been dedicated to parking which, again, is shared by multiple companies. Some people enjoy parking over the lines so that you cannot park next to them because stalls are just big enough for a small/medium sized car. Some dummies park oversized vehicles that remain in the way for hours. Some people enjoy racing or drifting through stop signs inside the parking structure so watch out for animals off leash. Try to avoid getting into an accident and show up early to get a spot unless you want to park on the 5th or the 6th floor. IT is now available on the 5th floor of one of the towers but their service is still often inappropriate. They are slow, careless and tickets are not resolved unless you drive them on your own by contacting IT to keep them engaged. Learn to troubleshoot issues on your own and you are better off. Some employees are laid back. If you look for support, they are resistant to helping out or they are slow. If you have a problem with a software and your productivity tanks, don't be surprised. Cubicles have been reduced in size and they are clustered in areas where people can get loud and some people love to get loud. If you are looking for concentration all you can do is cherish the good old days. Phone rooms are available everywhere and they are typically empty because whoever needs to make a phone call is found in a meeting room. The layout of the buildings does not make a lot of sense. Some departments and floors are squeezed. There are plenty of empty corridors and purposeless areas that could have been used for offices and labs which are both smaller in size. There are plenty of kitchen areas with retarded soap dispensers (they dispense soap very slowly if they dispense at all). If you want some water hire a midget. The water dispensers are 3 feet from the ground but shelves and cupboards are all empty to be used for nothing else otherwise. If you want coffee there is plenty of it on any floor (1 French roast pot and 2 regular roast pots - coffee-flavoured water galore). Restrooms have a reduced number of stalls but huge empty areas where you can host a meeting if you want. The holes of the bins where you throw paper towels are tiny. All in all, the interior design of the buildings shows the sheer lack of judgement of the company that designed them. Some people do not talk professionally like they should so, again, all you can do is cherish the good old days. Investment options are available but mediocre and flexibility is limited. HR wants to help but it really doesn't really use feedback to improve things. Traffic to and from work can be a nightmare so, again, show up early to stay ahead of the game. The idea of merging two companies was to unite them but now that they are in the same building it feels they are divided just like before.

Advice to Management

It was better to own then to rent. Fix the mailing issue which is ridiculous, irrational and unproductive. It has annoyed everybody by now.

Employees have a minimum of 10 days of PTO and 80 hours of sick time per year.

August 27, 2019

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January 2, 2019

Does Analog Devices offer dental insurance?

Pros

1. Good benefits: - 5% 401k regardless of employee contribution, additional 0.75 match for up to 4% of employee contribution. - Health and dental coverage is pretty good. Vision was added this year. - 12 weeks of maternity leave 2. Good work-life balance: hours are not crazy and people are generally understanding and co-operative. Flexibility to work remotely if needed. 3. Great bonus structure: Bonuses scale with seniority 4. 3 work-weeks PTO, increases with tenure within the company.

Cons

1. Frequent reorganizations, little visibility into products or strategy beyond your team, all-hands meetings are mostly 'good news' delivery mechanisms and there is little conversation 2. Employee services: IT, HR, Purchasing are very non-transparent and bureaucratic. 3. Pay is a little below average for technology jobs, I am not sure if the generous bonuses make up for the gap.

Advice to Management

Trust your employees: Talk to them, discuss strategy and plans openly. This makes it easier for individuals and teams to align their goals with yours. Reduce bureaucracy: Streamline employee services such as IT, HR, Payroll etc. Establish clear workflows for getting help. At any given point, there should be no confusion about who is the right person to get in touch and how to get in touch with them. An employee should not be tossed from team to team to figure out something.

Health and dental coverage is pretty good.

January 2, 2019

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