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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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  • Lean perks with reasoning being more for profit sharing (in 10 reviews)

  • Management is "Old-School" and very hierarchical and employees compete with each other rather than cooperate in teams (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Admin asstant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth in the field

    Cons

    I really don't see any cons


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Still a good company but losing it's soul."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best analog design company in the world. Good hours and work life balance compared to other companies in the area. Good compensation although that may be changing with the ADI merger.

    Cons

    The company has lost touch with its soul. Too many H1B workers working long hours and forcing domestic Americans to keep up. Certain departments have preferential hiring towards Chinese applicants despite lackluster performance.

    Company is extremely cheap with resources to the point where it's actually amusing. The benefit of this is that sometimes you get to make a piece of test equipment from old junk.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire people who actually enjoy analog engineering. There are plenty of engineers out there who started out as hobbyists initially and would be very good if given the chance to prove themselves. Solving technical interview questions does not allow for good judgement of a candidate.

    Instead of hiring H1B applicants from top graduate programs who only see analog engineering as a paycheck, try to find people who live and breathe engineering. They're still out there.

  3. "Applications engineering"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, total compensation is good in the industry, fair benefits, no need to work overtime

    Cons

    The company structure is very flat and the career path is very slow. Salary increase is also slow.


  4. "LTC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Company culture rewards individual performance. High compensation for high performers. Flat management structure. Among best managed in industry. You can make your point at any level, if you know your stuff and are willing to stand up

    Cons

    Limits to resources, kept out of good markets for unwillingness to make investments beyond those with a very high and immediate payback.
    Extreme profitability at the cost of some growth.

    Advice to Management

    Hope the ADI merger did you well. I expect more tedious and less lucrative existence after merger.


  5. "Is a great place to work"

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    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


  6. "Working at linear"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    A true workhorse company, you're not stuck in meeting after meeting talking about work, you're actually getting it done.

    Cons

    A very frugal company, so support and tools are at a minimum

    Advice to Management

    Balance spending on support with profits better. Maybe more spending might help profits long term


  7. "Exceptional Rewards for Exceptional Candidates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Self driven individuals are the key to the success of this company. Excellent rewards for those who excel at their job.

    Cons

    The company is being acquired by Analog Devices in the near future, so there is not much time left for the current Linear.

    Advice to Management

    Work to keep the employees you are acquiring engaged and participating in product development process in all the ways they do today at Linear.

  8. "Very good engineering company"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good sabbatical"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pros & cons"

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    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


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