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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
  • You must work at least 6 months before getting profit sharing (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fantastic work environment, very skilled engineers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn integrated circuit design from one of the most experienced companies in the field. Very little bureaucracy to contend with.

    Cons

    Prone to industry ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    To expand product scope to new markets that may be a bit outside core competencies and look at designing higher level products that can go direct to consumers in addition to b2b products.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

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

    Pros

    Results and income are tightly related

    Cons

    Very flat org and noone leaves so very little advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Industry-leading OTJ in Power Electronics"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is very conservatively run with predictable and stable performance even in tough economic times as these. Highly intelligent, capable, and experienced R&D/factory engineers interface with industry-best global field sales teams. Business units and shallow internal hierarchy fosters easier inter- and intradepartmental cooperation.

    Cons

    Base compensation is sub-par, sometimes leading to lowered morale & motivation. Benefits and amenities are seen as mediocre, with the occasional accusation of the company being "cheap" at the expense of comfort and even functionality.


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  5. "Love it."

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The focus is on making the best product and offering the best support. Financially, profit sharing twice a year and sabbaticals every five years help to make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Since this is a great place to work and it seems that few people leave, at times it may be difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't retire.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great company for engineers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experienced colleagues, profit sharing, partial reimbursement for education, well-managed 401k.

    Cons

    No complaints. The company is well-managed and the people are good. There have been layoffs in the past, but the work force is stronger today because of that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Layout Designer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Contractor - Layout Designer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything about this company is a pro.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Associate Design Engineer (Lab Super-Tech)"

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

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

    Pros

    Love it. Designers are very smart and good to work for. No politics, no games, no bulls***. Management focuses on high value, long life, high performance parts and has a long view. What a refreshing change from other short-sighted tech companies! Yes, there have been shutdowns but it sure beats getting laid off or working insane hours like most other companies handle downturns. A very broad based product line is also a pleasure to work with, it means there is no such thing as one big stumble that kills the company. I've learned a lot here and never want to leave.

    Cons

    None. This is as good as it gets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up guys, I want to retire from LTC.


  9. "Linear Tech Review"

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, good knowledge sharing, good market chasing strategies

    Cons

    Below average base salary


  10. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Profit sharing , 6 week sabbatical after 5 years. Great upper management staff.
    Good people to work with. Those folks that leave usually regret it. Iv'e seen several work their way back in after leaving.

    Cons

    Takes several years to adjust to the 1970's culture.


  11. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    People are smart and nice, Compensation is good including profit sharing. Working for the best performance products in the market, meaning earning a good engineering career.

    Cons

    Old style. No 401k match (still company provides it from profit sharing) Old equipments for testing (but it is not really a big problem).

    Advice to Management

    None.


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