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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Profit sharing for all employees (in 37 reviews)

  • Great place to work everyday is challenging (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lean perks with reasoning being more for profit sharing (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Is a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Working at linear"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Exceptional Rewards for Exceptional Candidates"

    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

    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.


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  5. "Very good engineering company"

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is run by engineers

    Cons

    It is a very old styled company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pros & cons"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work the sabbatical and profit sharing is great !

    Cons

    Like most companies it always depends on having well developed motivating management. They lack with some of their managment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company...great work environment"

    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
    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "ADI here we come..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "So long, Linear Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Administrator
    Current Employee - Technical Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company, profit sharing, 6 week sabbatical every 5 years. This company has products that have been running for the duration of the company's existence, which illustrates their commitment to sustaining technology that works well. Very few "lay-offs" in the decade and a half that I've worked here. Easy going culture in design support (less so in design itself).

    Cons

    Few lay-offs means that burned-out employees who are under-performers or who take advantage of the company's generosity are taking up space that could be filled by enthusiastic employees. Old boys club mentality. There are no females in executive management. Very few women designers. The few women who are in middle management positions tend to emulate the egotistical leadership style of male middle management. Bias towards hiring from particular ethnic groups, except in design, where designers are mostly Caucasian males.

    Advice to Management

    Linear executives ignored the writing on the wall. Sadly, the arrogance of ignoring shareholders' desire for expansion and growth year after year,ultimately landed the company in a vulnerable position that allowed the company to be bought out.


  10. "End of an era"

    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

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

    Pros

    Engineers run the company. We define our own parts.

    Cons

    Challenges and expectations are very high.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work.


  11. "good company"

    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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    company offers good total compensation

    Cons

    company is lack of career advance


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