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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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Pros
  • Profit sharing for all employees (in 37 reviews)

  • Great place to work everyday is challenging (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lean perks with reasoning being more for profit sharing (in 10 reviews)

  • work life balance can be compromised (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Is a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the people, has awesome profit sharing, has a sabbatical program

    Cons

    future is still unsure with pending buy out

    Advice to Management

    keep the profit sharing, keep the name, keep the sabbatical program, keep the employees


  2. "Very good engineering company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is run by engineers

    Cons

    It is a very old styled company


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good sabbatical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic place good technical growth. Location is excellent. Right in the heart of Silicon Valley. Upper management quite accessible. Can get things done quickly.

    Cons

    A bit frugal when spending on employees. Company is very cost conscious. Can be hard getting the right supplies etc from company

    Advice to Management

    Allow telecommuting.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pros & cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Facilities Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Facilities Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work the sabbatical and profit sharing is great !

    Cons

    Like most companies it always depends on having well developed motivating management. They lack with some of their managment


  6. Helpful (2)

    "ADI here we come..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture that caters to engineers that are OK working with minimal resources, but get to work on innovative parts with the best people in the business.

    Cons

    A bit "Old School" management style (some would view that as a positive).

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people through the ADI merger!


  7. "Associate design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with the best in the industry. Work life balance is great. Working environment is mostly pleasant. Conservative finacially. Salary is competitive. Job security is high.

    Cons

    It is difficult to advance in this company since the structure is very flat. Raise is capped. Equipment purchase is inconsistently scrutinized by upper management. It is common that engineers bring in their own equipments. Certain groups are internally divided. Upper management is getting worse as company gets bigger. Under utilize young talents. IT departments are for the birds.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to keep the work life balance becuase that is the biggest draw. It is not a good idea to use PC with Pentium D nowadays. Engineers are the main source for growth. Most feels that upper management stepping on gas and the brake at the same time. Smart people should not do that.


  8. "Porcess Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Camas, WA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and very stable company

    Cons

    Have not found a con working there 26 years


  9. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LM Supervisor in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - LM Supervisor in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Linear was one of the best companies I worked for

    Cons

    don't have any cons at this time.


  10. "L"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LMT in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - LMT in Camas, WA

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, salary, knowledge, location

    Cons

    Schedule, corporate level decision making, HR

    Advice to Management

    Know your people, stay informed...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "One of the kind company - soon gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Highly profitable, best profit sharing in industry, generous stock. once was thought to be stable, business model can go on as always.

    Cons

    Very demanding, old culture company. Slow growth. Struggling to grow big. Slowly going down hill.

    Advice to Management

    I guess, to ADI management. LTC is a really delicate, unique company. To make the merge work is a huge, huge challenge. The key thing is good people. Without good people, LTC worth nothing.


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