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Linear Technology CEO Lothar Maier
Lothar Maier
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "Profit sharing , 6 week sabbatical after 5 years(in 38 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. "Production supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good company been there for 34years

    Cons

    Copany is good to work for

    Advice to Management

    Good work

  2. "Not recommended as long as they keep old Linear culture"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Nothing really. Lazy employees can get away so easily here.

    Cons

    Old fashioned and stubborn to not listen to new idea, which is why they are bought up by ADI.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

      Pros

      Good salary, profit sharing, stock, benefits.

      Cons

      LTC culture disappeating after ADI acquisition.

    • "mask layout designer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves 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

    • "Exccellent Company"

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

        I worked at Linear Technology full-time for more than 20 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.

      • Helpful (2)

        "Terrible working atmosphere"

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        Former Employee - Applications Engineer in North Chelmsford, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Linear Technology for more than 4 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.

      • "Good Company"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Linear Technology

          Pros

          Work independently. Love it, love love

          Cons

          Do not work as a group

        • Helpful (2)

          "Linear Tech"

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          Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Linear Technology full-time for more than 6 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...

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        • "great workplace, old school culture"

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          Current Employee - Test Engineer in Manchester, NH
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more 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.

        • "Good Employer"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more than 20 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.

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