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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated March 29, 2018
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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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Pros
  • "Profit sharing for all employees" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Good hours and work life balance compared to other companies in the area" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management is "Old-School" and very hierarchical and employees compete with each other rather than cooperate in teams" (in 5 reviews)

  • "With the recent buyout from Analog Devices, I'm not sure where things are headed" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "mask layout designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great company , great coworkers, interesting projects, competitive compensation, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours required to complete projects


  2. "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    name value for those who do not know the real truth about the company

    Cons

    terrible environment, bully, toxic environment. brainwashed people for the profit share when They do not even match 401K.

    Advice to Management

    nothing since they won't listen

  3. "Exccellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well Run
    Managers are generally promoted from within. Ie. Design engineering manager was a designer.
    Company was lead by engineering rather than marketing.
    Good compensation
    Very steady.

    Cons

    Perhaps too steadfast in their ways. Ie. difficult to make changes.
    Extreme focus on profits. Ie. slow to purchase equipment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible working atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in North Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in North Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is above average. LTC is a good brand.

    Cons

    The working environment is majorly determined by the manager. the toxic work place, worst working atmosphere, insecure/unethical/lying management

    Advice to Management

    nothing. They are not to listen.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work independently. Love it, love love

    Cons

    Do not work as a group


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Linear Tech"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and work-life balance. Career opportunities are abound with a lot of autonomy

    Cons

    Stodgy, old and slow to implement change. They didn't even have company email until somewhere around 2006, and were still sending out paper company memos to your mailbox when I left in 2013. Emails would have been instant and saved paper. Management was out of touch and not technically inclined, but more task masters. During the recession of 2008-2009, when Linear was forced to reduce its workforce, it was sad to see technically superior engineers be let go instead of others due to purely personal favorites and political reasons.


  7. "great workplace, old school culture"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place if you like to do "pen & paper" type of engineering without getting sucked into a lot of meetings or product/schedule reviews. engineers are very good to work with, people really know their stuff.
    compensation is good, and no micromanagement

    Cons

    hardware/software tools are not the best. very frugal on equipment spending.
    old school culture, change is slow. personalities can be more direct/abrasive than other comparable big companies, this is a pro/con

    Advice to Management

    its hard to argue with success, but try to embrace the future sooner rather than later.

  8. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, bonuses are good

    Cons

    Bought out by Analog Devices, not sure what future holds

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication with employees has always been an issue.


  9. "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


  10. "Terrible working environment in some teams"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance and good benefits

    Cons

    Some manager is shameless and incompetent.


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