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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. "Former Employee - Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great place to focus on circuit design with full accountability. Sharp co-workers who typically have long tenure at the company. Good profit sharing

    Cons

    Lean perks with reasoning being more for profit sharing. Standard vacation policy that accrues over tenure

    Advice to Management

    Always focus on the golden goose and avoid excessive upper management compensation


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Packaging Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Appropriate planing for task.

    Cons

    I don't Feel Anything right now


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, needs more innovation"

    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

    Pros

    Solid portfolio of hi quality products, smart analog engineers, no bureaucracy bloat. Decent pay, but not the best.

    Cons

    More innovation needed, some managers are not open to new ideas, tenured employees treated like gods even if they become lazy.

    Advice to Management

    You need to explore new ideas, or you won't stay competitive into the future. The company has has not been growing to its potential given the talent here.


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  5. "Good co"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Control Planner in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Production Control Planner in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Profit sharing, sabbatical, good company.

    Cons

    Business run like in the 80s. Culture dry and mundane


  6. "So far so good"

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Friendly teammates, vacation racks up quickly, sabbatical after 5 years. Good benefits and a nice location.

    Cons

    Lots of employees who have been here a decade plus and do not appreciate change, new ideas or differences.

    Advice to Management

    Consider some updates to the culture and environment. Give newer employees a reason to be excited.


  7. "it feels more like a jail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (4)

    "It could be so much better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing every 6 months in which you can expect to get between $2000 and $3000 cashed out to you after taxes and a , if you make more than $16/hour. The insurance benefits are excellent. Many strides have been taken to organize using 5S, Kaizan and other Japanese-based systems.

    Cons

    Severe micro management, creating very little teamwork and a staff that requires that they be told ever little thing.
    Very little opportunity, people are mostly hired externally and the only people that are promoted from within are people who know how to "flatter".
    Poor behavior goes unaddressed, so the work environment can be hostile and unproductive.
    Getting vacation time can be very stressful, as it is limited and everybody wants summer months.
    Poor training system and out-dated documentation straight out of the 80's

    Advice to Management

    There are many talented people on the production floor, whose talents are being squandered by leaving them in the fab. Please consider evaluating what you have on hand before looking externally, as this would help with the extremely low morale. Look for small ways to show your employees their hard work is appreciated. The little things really do matter and they can go a long way towards improving peoples attitudes and their morale. Provide training to your supervisors, so they might deal with the many personnel issues that exist. Give the supervisors meaningful projects, so they don't feel compelled to micro-manage and knit-pick their employees. Create a training department, as many of the companies issues could be resolved through a cross-functional relationship between Production-Engineer and a Training department.



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