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Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Learning a lot in my current role and enjoying the work life balance that is offered (in 26 reviews)

  • Great learning place with good benefits (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance (could depends on department of course) (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management had become very dictatorial and also indicated that the well-being of the company's employees was no longer of high concern (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Maxim"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Exciting Projects. Cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Not much growth in past years. Pretty stagnant.
    Too much attrition. Hard to keep the talent pool in house.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on employee development so people stay.


  2. "Competent team"

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent salary
    - Friendly environment
    - Effective team work

    Cons

    - Work life balance (could depends on department of course)


  3. Helpful (1)

    "MTS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Starting Pay matches with competitors. 401K matching is okay.

    Cons

    No growth since 2012 and bleak future.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company restructuring"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Company sponsored events

    Cons

    Company wide restructuring eliminates process development and only process sustaining is left. Unclear future of the facility.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic work place with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Very little reward for a lot of hard work


  7. "Split"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK company to work for.

    Cons

    Never fully merged with Dallas Semi

    Advice to Management

    FIgure out where you are based, and consolidate business practices.


  8. "Sr. Executive Assistance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked there for 20 years supporting 2 directors along with a great group of people.

    Cons

    I hated to see the Dallas location close down after 20 years of hard work.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "A once great company and now this"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Lots of opportunities to grow

    I worked for Maxim for 20+ years. In the beginning when the founders were still there it was an intense place to work but you learned a lot and they paid extremely well. Present day is another story. On the positive side they do a lot of training and there are an endless amount of opportunities to work on projects that grow you, which is great. At least in my area which was Automation, IT and PROMIS.

    Cons

    Incompetent management
    Review system that encourages capriciousness from management
    Lack of recognition of work

    After the founders left and the new crop of management took over Maxim changed markedly. I was always amazed how Maxim managed to always promote the most difficult and incompetent engineers into management. Of course there are a few good managers and executives but the vast majority are there to line their pockets at the expense of those who work for them. They will work you to death and then take the credit for your work. Something I experienced and saw happening to my co-workers. Management is capricious and generally makes working there something akin to being in a salt mine. There are just too many cons to fully list here. Basically it comes down to a toxic environment that no one should be subjected to. Don't walk from your interview, run as fast as you can.

    For those reading this and you have decided to join Maxim go in with your eyes wide open and expect to get ran over by your management since they don't care about you. For those who are looking and haven't joined there are numerous other companies you could join and I strongly advise you to go find one of them and not let Maxim suck the life out of you.

    Advice to Management

    I might come across as a disgruntled ex-Maximite and yes I am a bit on the bitter side. Considering all I did for the company and how I was treated the last few years I think I have a right to be a bit upset. My advice to you is quit taking advantage of the people who work for you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company environment, helpful employee

    Cons

    Not so much training, work process can be improved


  11. Helpful (2)

    "principal member of technical staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great company but the continual re-org and layoff and loss of talents, the current morale is low.

    Cons

    The entire company, from top to bottom, is driven by all sort of financial metrics to a point that everything you do is "what is the financial return" and hardly innovative anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold and be the difference!


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