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"Not a bad place to work, but can be a struggle to get ahead."

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Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Sherman, TX
Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Sherman, TX
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The company is good about work/life balance. Everyone seems to be treated fairly. While people make the usual complaints about management, I have found it to be a little better than other places I've worked.

Cons

Managers will tell you they "pay for performance," but in reality the same top dogs always get the good raises. TI uses an odd performance evaluation formula. Employees are ranked against each other. The top 10% get the bulk of the raises, the bottom 10% get nothing and are put on administrative counseling, the remaining 80% splits the remaining budget. Sound reasonable until you realize, in a department full of awesome, outstanding technicians, someone is still in the bottom 10%.

Positions in management require a bachelor degree. Many managers are engineers who have no people skills.

Advice to Management

Drop the "Top 10%/Bottom 10%" rule. It's demeaning to your employees.

Promote from the ranks. Experience and leadership ability are far more important than a degree.

Other Employee Reviews for Texas Instruments

  1. "Nice work environment and great work-life balance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, nice co-workers and co-operative culture, company is also very family friendly with good work-life balance.

    Cons

    TI made several strategic decisions in the last 6~7 years, it is no longer interested in developing the leading edge semiconductor manufacturing technologies and it is no longer a major player in the mobile processor market.


  2. "Wonderful company. Worked their 6 years."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Repair and Maintenance Tech in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Repair and Maintenance Tech in Stafford, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people and work environment.

    Cons

    Semiconductor industry as a whole is more cyclical than most fields. So lay offs are common. But TI goes out of their way to keep their people.


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