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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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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
  • 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 5 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Design Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology as an intern

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with employees that are the best in their field.

    Cons

    Merger with ADI was announced when i was an intern. The culture of Linear is very strong and don't know if that will continue with the merger.


  5. "Great team to work with"

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    Former Intern - VLSI ENGINEER in Union City, CA
    Former Intern - VLSI ENGINEER in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented hardware designers
    Encourage team environmnet

    Cons

    Not too many company activities


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company...great work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is the best asset. Having a 6 week sabbatical every 5 years is nice as well. Everyone is a team player.

    Cons

    With the recent buyout from Analog Devices, I'm not sure where things are headed. Hopefully they realize what a special work environment this company has and doesn't try to change it too much.

    Advice to Management

    As I stated before, the culture at Linear Technology is what truly drives the company. It also motivates the employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "ADI here we come..."

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    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!


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