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"Excessive focus on cost"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great people work here. There is also some degree of flexibility on your schedule. The benefits are generally good. One nice perk is that if you are in a high enough job grade you can earn not only bonus but profit sharing as well.

Cons

Resourcing is too tight, goals too broad. If you could focus on a few things it would be tolerable, but you get stretched so thin. Frequent re-orgs also mean that there's a lack of accountability. And finally, no one can do anything that costs money (unless you are in sales, presumably). It all leads to a very constrained environment with lots of little chiefs.

Advice to Management

Quit treating the company as a collection of "startups" -- it leads to infighting and sub-optimal decision making. Drive more discipline through means other than the budget alone.

Other Employee Reviews for Texas Instruments

  1. "RF Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of horizontal mobility, top end labs and equipment, very knowledgeable team

    Cons

    Slow moving company, sales oriented, not research intensive. The cubicles on south campus are a depressing environment to work in unless you are by a window.

    Advice to Management

    Update the campus, the dark cubicles are not innovation inspiring.


  2. "A good first job company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company. Good health insurance. Do not need to dress up. A good place for a young engineer to start a career.

    Cons

    Big company. Lack of innovative. Need at least a few corporate managers who are real engineers. Need to treat engineers better.

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