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"Great hardware, not-so-good software"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great place for hardware engineers, silicon designers, especially those skilled in analog. Good compensation and benefits package. Great people to work with. Flexible working hours for engineers.

Cons

Software engineering is underdeveloped discipline. The mindset is that hardware can sell itself. Software serves to just demo hardware.

Advice to Management

Get more serious about software development. Success in embedded processing market cannot come without high quality software tools and components.

Other Employee Reviews for Texas Instruments

  1. "Good benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Open door policy with management.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance while working as a machine operator.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good salary. Management sucks! No direction in company strategy."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits.
    Reasonable work life balance.
    Co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Management heavy. High attrition rate. Too many lay offs. Management has no direction and unsure of their own decisions. Management does not want to compete but magically wants "high margins" and "new markets". Full of marketing and sales people at the top with complete lack of a clear technology vision. Sometimes it even feels like it's NOT a tech company!

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your strategy at least for more than three quarters. Of course you need to have a strategy. Not related to the balance sheets but a technology strategy. Have more engineers and lesser managers in a team to begin with! Remove yes men people.

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