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Carlsbad, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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Working at Linear Corporation

For over 50 years, Nortek Security & Control (NS&C) has been an innovator in the security and access control markets. Our legacy includes the early application of passive infrared detection and radio frequency (RF) transmission, technologies that ... Read more

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Linear Corporation President Michael O'Neal
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    "Huge potential..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
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    I have been working at Linear Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)


    Huge potential for growth is starting to be realized
    Talented engineering team, both new hires and "old-timers"
    Product portfolio just screams "internet of things" if product management can only agree to make them all connected
    Project development teams are still relatively small (typically 10 engineers or less)
    Project ownership and responsibility are recognized by upper management
    Good work life balance for many (but admittedly not all)


    Many are still struggling with recent changes and effects of company growth
    Resource growth needs to track company growth. We need to keep hiring!
    Parent company Nortek does not appear to understand what it takes to grow and attract new talent for Linear
    Benefits package is not competitive with other technology companies in the area
    Need more incentives to motivate strong performers and improve performance overall
    Need to cut loose those who are counter-productive and not performing at an acceptable level

    Advice to Management

    See Cons above. Need to fix these.
    Linear upper and middle management and Nortek need to be better aligned with Mike O'Neal's vision for the company.
    When promoting changes in the town hall meetings, know your audience. Most employees want to know how company growth and changes will improve their jobs and lot in life, not corporate financials and revenue.

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Linear Corporation Interviews



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    Applications Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Linear Corporation (Carlsbad, CA) in May 2015.


    4 groups of 2-3 people per department. Last about 3 hours while you get interviewed by people you will be working with. Lots of skills required of logging test you have completed. Asked a lot about experience and trying to figure how much you know. They ask a lot of questions to find your strengths and weakness.

    Interview Questions

    • asked about electronics, past experiences, tested me on electronics and reading schematics.   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • Nortek Security & Control Acquires Health and Wellness Technology Business from Numera Technology-Focused Transaction Positions Nortek to Better Serve the Growing Demand for Mobile Personal Safety and Telehealth Solutions

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Linear Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • EC&M Award for Security Equipment and Systems, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, 2013
  • Security Panels & Sensor Product of the Year, Electronic House, 2013
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