Texas Instruments - lost potential | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Texas Instruments
There are newer employer reviews for Texas Instruments

See Most Recent

"lost potential"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer/Design Lead in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer/Design Lead in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good work/life balance, low stress level. Good vacation. Plentiful design tools. Lots of support for design engineers i.e. in the lab and design software. Could have potential but see the cons.

Cons

perhaps it depends on particular BU, but in my experience there is way too much politics and not enough substance. Many of SMTS/DMTS are old and not up to the level, but still have their high titles and perks and not shy to use them. Mid-level management is often technically mediocre resulting in loss of business and subsequent mass lay-offs. Tech ladder advancement is based on who you know, not what one is worth. Low-level management often stuffed by incompetents who just sing the company tune but have no clue of design issues and just concerned with keeping themselves employed. Nat Semi acquisition was sought to add tech talent, but Nat Semi was never in the top 3 of analog, and many of their best people left. Recent lay-offs tended to remove a lot of talent - those who stayed seemed most politically skilled, not technically talented, consequently a lot of talent got picked up by top competitors, probably on the cheap. Top management comes from sales and marketing, not from design, which probably accounts for a lot of the above issues. I can't see how TI can compete with the top 3 in analog - other than on price.

Advice to Management

cut down on politics - focus on technical excellence; start growing technical management, not career climbers. Stop promoting sales/marketing types into senior management - there are way too many of those and they are the ones who create politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Texas Instruments

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Management Chain needs a major shakeup"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing 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

    Texas Instruments has a great history with a global footprint and many Smart people ruwho have stuck around through the turbulent recent past can make this company great once again.

    Cons

    The entire company is run like a Sales team. Long term vision means thinking about 4 Quarter during the first Quarter. Texas Instruments really needs to shed it's Inbred management of Sales people and hire some experienced and qualified technology executives. There is no technology company in the world that can continue to grow and prosper by spending more money on SG&A than R&D (take a look at their 2013 Annual report)

    Advice to Management

    You can continue to milk Great technology and businesses built by your predecessors. At some point, they will run out of steam


  2. "Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment and good benefit

    Cons

    Lack of investment and sales oriented culture


There are newer employer reviews for Texas Instruments
There are newer employer reviews for Texas Instruments

See Most Recent

Work at Texas Instruments? Share Your Experiences

Texas Instruments
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or