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Analog Devices Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The company's culture is like a sweat shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time

    Pros

    The company is very lean, and efficient in terms of squeezing employees. It is a global company, it optimizes global Human Resources to take advantage of cheaper labor outside of the US. The global work force is truly working around the clock.

    Cons

    Management do not value company infrastructure and mainly run the company based on the will of a few. You are expected to finish your work and get out. Career development or advancenent is a joke.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Just an average job"

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    Former Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Analog Devices (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy work schedules. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Crap political environment. Stupid company run by Test engineering people who have no clue how to design good parts, inspire engineers and win business. Outdated practices of doing everything. Nothing is done on time. 50-75% of the projects get delayed or cancelled. Very low compensation which is 25% below industry. Company can not hire key talent from California semi companies or any employee in the top 5 semi companies of the world because the pay is crap. RSU bonus is 1/3rd of industry norm. No one not one single one key hire over the last 10-12 years made a difference to this company. Every single acquisition made by this company in the last 15 years was botched and screwed up. Over payed by 50% for Linear. Spectacular failures from marketing and engineering to deliver on key design sockets.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your middle management. Sell ADI to a better company.

  3. Helpful (12)

    "Terrible."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time

    Pros

    There are lots of smart designers to learn from if you can get them to make the time for you.
    Education reimbursements.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and floundering. Morale is at an all-time low. Constant reorgs and changes in strategy. Annual layoffs of the most experienced employees. Your success is largely determined by your visibility, leading to a culture of BS where people make useless presentations and send lots of emails just to be seen doing so. Labs are typically empty because everyone is at their desk sending emails and making PowerPoints. Those that quiety do excellent technical work are layoff targets. Blatant favoritism runs rampant in certain groups, and is swept under the rug by HR despite numerous complaints. Laziness, incompetence, tardiness, and poor attendance are tolerated if you are of the chosen few. Business ethics are questionable and quality problems are downplayed in order to get products out the door. Product engineering is often sloppy and amateurish. Office politics are out of control. Most managers are disengaged from employee development, with their only advice for career growth being "do more presentations." Promotions go to the least deserving. Employees quietly complain to each other about these issues but are afraid to raise their concerns for fear of retribution.

    Advice to Management

    Major cultural change is needed. Get away from the buzzwords and BS and get back to being a technical company. Lay off the right people, the ones that add no value. 10% of the people are doing 90% of the work. Listen to your employees and understand why they are so unhappy and don't respect the company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Mundane and apathetic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work was stimulating
    Co-workers were friendly

    Cons

    Low esteem for elderly employees
    Little chance for advancement
    Exempt employees expected to work long hours without compensation

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, treat your elderly with respect, and pay overtime


  5. Helpful (5)

    "No where to grow... only worry about the present"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Analog Devices full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, lots of flex-time if not fighting fires. Can easily coast if wanted to as hard work is not appreciated. Newer hires will pick up slack. Longevity and job stability - typically 20+ years is common employment length. As long as you do your time (>10 years), promotions will come, as talent is not a factor.

    Cons

    Covered in red-tape, old boys club. Always thinking of the present only and not the future. Upper management completely disconnected from the reality of the day to day. Engineering talent consumed with powerpoint engineering instead of provided with real resources to make a difference. No chance to grow or advance your career as the positions are held by many folks that just coast. Mid level management perpetuates the problems by spinning the story when issues arise to CYA.

    Advice to Management

    The upper level management (C-Level) continues to describe "innovation" and how the company needs to continue to invent and produce new technologies and ideas. The middle management only pushes the status quo and will not allow engineers to develop ideas as they are always fighting the fires of the day. Get your story straight!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Nice people
    depends on which group you are assigned to and what your job function is. Front-end engineers get treated better and compensated higher.
    nice bonus program, but that is because the base salary is very low

    Cons

    compensation in silicon valley area is significantly below market rate
    frequent reorgs
    favor sales over engineers developing products

    Advice to Management

    increase salaries. be competitive. value your engineers.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Incompetent Management, too many old-timers waiting out their retirement, unprofessional treatment of employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Analog Devices full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pro is work-life balance as there is very little work to do.
    Goof engineering talent.

    Cons

    In competent management, no new ideas. Most people have been there for too long and don;t do any work. Everyone acts busy but there are no results to show for it.
    Incompetent management at the top and middle manager level. Very unprofessional and exploitative.
    For those on H1B they will not file greencard till the fifth year. Corporate immigration is horrible and does everything to stall an employees career progress.
    Very difficult to change groups and roles within the company.
    Low pay and they can get away with it because they are located in the Greater Boston area where there are no other companies.
    Poor sales and marketing organizations.
    DO NOT WORK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING IN YOUR CAREER.

    Advice to Management

    Fire existing management and hire competent people. Management needs major overhaul.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Layout Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Layout Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Analog Devices full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provides excellent opportunity to develop specific skills to keep you competitively productive.

    Cons

    Not working as part of any team, no incentives offered for extra effort. Work you like dogs with no piece of the pie in return.

    Advice to Management

    With the last reduction of the profit sharing bonus, you have brought the majority of your employees just trying to make it with today's economic challenges to their knees. It is with their blood, sweat and tears you profit. Know that people are miserable, productivity has slowed to a crawl and there is no gratification working here. Restore the profit sharing bonus to what it was and give the workers back something and restore pride to the workforce.


  9. "Good place to learn, bad place to stay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good non monetary benefits package
    - "Small company" feel, despite larger size
    - Lots of opportunity for junior people to learn

    Cons

    - Pay package extremely low compared to nearby companies
    - Little focus paid on actually getting things done, and products into customers hands

    Advice to Management

    It seems that some parts of the company are milked as a cash cow, and the rest of the company is left to rot. The neglect of the less exciting product lines has led a once industry-leading technology company to be an also-ran in MEMS and digital chips. That's a shame, but it doesn't have to be permanent!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Digital design group in Norwood is not a very good place to work if you want to produce chips."

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    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent extra-curricular activities, smart individuals from who you can learn.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for growth for younger engineers, especially in the digital design group. Senior engineers who have been there for a long time maintain too much control. Further, there is no sound design methodology to create products quickly. If you want to talk about smart things and do cool things without really producing any chips ... this is the group for you.

    Advice to Management

    The mentorship style of senior engineers is more about musing philosophically about smart designs rather than getting to the simplest description that fits the question asked.

    As a young engineer I constantly had to go back to my office and decipher my manager's instructions. It was almost as if I was at a hard school (like MIT) and the teacher just decided to make the homework hard, because he wanted to. I could figure it out and did a good job there but I did not want it to be that way. I wanted to solve problems to make products work rather than create an entire scheme to address the problem simply because that scheme sounded cool. I had spent enough time in school. When you are in industry, it is more important to do the right thing than the 'coolest' thing.

    It is important that senior management realizes this if they want this group to succeed. And they need to adopt a mentorship style that allows younger engineers to take the weight off their shoulders. And that includes teaching them appropriately and giving them recognition for hard work and good work.


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