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Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Learning a lot in my current role and enjoying the work life balance that is offered (in 25 reviews)

  • Great learning place with good benefits (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "One of the best"

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

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Senior leadership with strategic direction and not afraid to take calculated risks
    Display a genuine concern for employees development and growth
    Pay for performance

    Cons

    Saturated market - flat to slow-growth revenue in last few years

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the strategic direction and never be afraid to undergo the changes. It may be difficult in the short-term but those who stick to the end are worth it.


  2. "Good place to start, but I would prefer to be somewhere goofier that pays more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, got as deep as I wanted, wore many hats and carved a role that worked for both me and Maxim. Took on project leadership roles very early (compared to bigger companies) while still wearing the engineer hat and doing lab work. Very good!! xD

    Cons

    Very few people do interesting things after work, dress up on Halloween, decorate for Christmas, write an app, go skiing, etc. Just a general lack of spirit was the biggest drawback to working here. Big lack of team building events.
    Maxim does have a positive culture, but I prefer a bit more lively culture. Not everything has to be without imperfection. I like a little goofiness here and there, and honestly I would rather work harder, have more fun, and stay more motivated in a place that's goofier.

    Advice to Management

    Management was good: a little flip floppy, inexperienced, and time wasting at times, but definitely trying and mostly good. Not perfect, but I can work with that. Better than average management for sure.

    I don't know how the average Maxim employee would benefit, but the old lab equipment, lack of available lab equipment, culture of stealing lab equipment that was in use, 3 year old glitchy laptop not eligible for upgrade, and crippled IT & slow internal websites/tools were certainly not inspiring me to stay. But why I left was 100% career projection / goofiness / salary based. I probably would have left even if Maxim had more money for good equipment.


  3. "Maxim needs to return to core values and founders principles"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, many great people.

    Cons

    Drastic culture change in the past decade. Poor upper management leadership and vision. Re-organization and re-structuring every two years. Poor job security and appreciation of the people. Missing compassionate visionary like Jack Gifford.

    Advice to Management

    What is lacking?: Vision, leadership, integrity, compassion, principles


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  5. "Member of Technical Staff, Applications"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Great technology, promising growth, sound financial plan, decent business forecast and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Less transparency between management and employees


  6. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open to new ideas for improvements in any area

    Cons

    >40 hrs a week are expected


  7. "HR Business Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Maxim was a great place to work at.

    Cons

    It was due to personal reasons for which I left my previous employer

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you have been doing


  8. "Layoff central, zero job security"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Layout Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Layout Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Direct coworkers are good to work with. That is honestly it. Everyone works hard, but isn't good enough to keep your job.

    Cons

    Management seems to believe that if you lay enough R&D people off, they will reduce R&D costs while magically creating the same amount of output.

    Advice to Management

    If you lay every one off, how will the chips get designed? Think they magically appear or something? If R&D costs are too high as a percentage of income, either the Sales dept can't sell or the definers are comming up with the wrong ideas... So why lay off the engineers?


  9. "Senior Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology with CAD tool support

    Cons

    I led a design review and I was the only one in the room. Everyone else was online via Webex.


  10. "So so company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For people interested in power electronics, the company is doing cutting edge stuff.

    Cons

    For everyone else, it's either stuck in the past or uninterested in new technology.

    Advice to Management

    Branch out. Do some real R&D in various fields.


  11. "Application Engineer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. The engineers I worked with tried to help as much as they could and also provided ways to accelerate my growth there

    Cons

    Cafeteria barely has any vegeterian options. Almost every food is meat based. So you either bring your own food or order from nearby

    Advice to Management

    Just help keep the work environment friendly and encourage new comers to suggest ways to improve it



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