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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated October 12, 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. Helpful (5)

    "Stagnant Stock price and people see it for the sweat shop it is."

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    Current Employee - Test Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with some smart people.

    Cons

    Annual reviews focus more on negatives than positive. Max 5% raises, even during good times. Meager stock awards. A "Cover your ass" mentality. Lots of cussing and unprofessionalism from management. Design is king, all other depts are step children and abused. Some engineers are buddy buddy with their boss and able to slack off, you end up having to pick up the slack. Very little chance for career growth. No training provided. VERY HARD to get needed equipment (it took 2 years to get adequate chairs on test floor, people used to stand at terminals).

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up and loosen the purse strings. Be more supportive of employees and treat them fairly.


  2. "Micromanagement & misleading benefits"

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    No laptop is given to employees, so after the office hours, you are not expected to work or respond to emails. can have good balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    They stress so much on the profit share, but there is no 401K match. If you can stay there for long time over 5 years, then you can enjoy sabbatical, and full profit share after one year.
    Managers are micromanaging the team. You don't have much decision making power with your role. employees are not encouraged to bring new idea, but just do Linear way.
    No break room with refrigerator or microwave where you can put your food. Most employees have their own mini refrigerator in their cube, sharing it with the others. no filtered water and people bring their own water because they do not want to drink the water in Milpitas.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees. Profit share is good and but in the deep down when you compare it to other companies, is it really better? Company no one leaves, but not everyone is encouraged to bring a new idea either.

  3. "it feels more like a jail"

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    Current Employee - Fab Operator in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Fab Operator in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    profit sharing
    and thats about it

    Cons

    horrible management
    slow work and when there is no work upper management likes to presure operators on finding work and making the moves
    stressful work inviroment
    a lot of polotics its not what you know its who you know
    if you get in as a temp expect to be one for over a year

    Advice to Management

    learn how to encourage your eployees and not make them hate being at work


  4. "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.


  5. "horrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    some very dedicated engineers to work with.

    Cons

    double standard. male mangers using vulgar language and yelling/screaming. Hr will never take matter seriously and take one side. egocentric, they think linear is the center of universe. the acquisition by ADI is the blessing. ADI will take quite some time to break this old mold. till that is changed, do not recommend this place for your career.

    Advice to Management

    listen and learn to be a good manager.


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