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Milpitas, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Public (LLTC)
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Linear Technology is into virtual bridge building. The company's high performance linear integrated circuits (ICs) create a connection from the analog world to the digital one. Its chips convert temperature, pressure, sound, speed, and other information into a ... Read more

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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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    "Still a good company but losing it's soul."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA
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    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best analog design company in the world. Good hours and work life balance compared to other companies in the area. Good compensation although that may be changing with the ADI merger.

    Cons

    The company has lost touch with its soul. Too many H1B workers working long hours and forcing domestic Americans to keep up. Certain departments have preferential hiring towards Chinese applicants despite lackluster performance.

    Company is extremely cheap with resources to the point where it's actually amusing. The benefit of this is that sometimes you get to make a piece of test equipment from old junk.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire people who actually enjoy analog engineering. There are plenty of engineers out there who started out as hobbyists initially and would be very good if given the chance to prove themselves. Solving technical interview questions does not allow for good judgement of a candidate.

    Instead of hiring H1B applicants from top graduate programs who only see analog engineering as a paycheck, try to find people who live and breathe engineering. They're still out there.

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Linear Technology Interviews

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Linear Technology (San Jose, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    One conference-call phone interview followed by an on-site interview. The conference call was a little weird, because it was difficult to keep track of which voice belonged to which interview.

    Interview Questions

    • There was an in-depth, multi-interviewer, three-hour on-site technical interview   Answer Question
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