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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. "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


  2. "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


  3. "LTC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for designers

    Cons

    Difficult porducts to work on

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job


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  5. "Great place to be"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well managed Company, great respect for people, smart management, no politics … just biz oriented, focus on profit

    Cons

    none, everything is perfect as it is

    Advice to Management

    keep going this way


  6. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some really high end products that can work on. Very good work/life balance. High visibility.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to grow up the ladder. A very flat and lean organization.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good for very technically oriented"

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

    Pros

    Very technically oriented. Good profit sharing. High morality standards.

    Cons

    Can be very technically demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Linear prides itself on sharing the wealth by telling employees that pay consists of salary + profit sharing + stock. But senior management and key employees also have performance and other bonuses. This seems unfair.


  8. "A Mixed Bag (Like Almost Anywhere)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Linear has some incredibly talented employees and there are many opportunities to learn if you search for the right mentors.

    Cons

    There are some not so talented employees making it important that you take the effort to find those who can help you grow. Leadership also varies wildly between groups.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to differentiate the treatment of your excellent and not so excellent employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for analog circuits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to work with some of the smartest people in the field of analog circuits, this is the place. There are top notch engineers all around and everyone is doing challenging and educational work. You have a lot of individual responsibility for your own project. Flat hierarchy with high employee retention. Rewarding profit sharing program and paid sabbatical.

    Cons

    The benefits package is a bit lacking (no vision insurance). Stingy corporate culture; the company is reluctant to spend money on computers and lab equipment. Minimal vacation days.

    Advice to Management

    Be less stingy with money for lab equipment and offer more paid time off.


  10. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing
    Sharing of ideas about circuits

    Cons

    Somewhat dated facilities and equipment

    Advice to Management

    Quarterly meetings and q and a are very helpful


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Old fashioned, but a good place to work. Profit sharing was always nice."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Profit sharing 2x a year
    -Lots of good competent technical people (design, apps, FAEs)
    -Not a whole lot of middle management, they run a lean operation
    -Chances to do a lot of little things and grow on the job

    Cons

    -Not a whole lot of middle management, not much career advancement possible
    -Not a lot of change, which is both good and bad. They keep doing good things well, but how long can that continue to work in a mature market like analog ICs
    -Profit sharing 2x a year, whether you're a slacker or a superstar, everyone gets the same percentage

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to get out and see customers. Don't get too reliant on FAEs to do all of your product definition. Don't be afraid to take business at slightly lower margin to hold onto existing sockets.



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