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Maxim Integrated San Jose Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • 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. "hardware centric company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

    So far I did not see any bad situation


  2. "Good hardware company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have good resources on hardware tech. Company has good gym and nice showers. Food is really good, I liked their burgers.

    Cons

    Company doesn't have good software engineers.


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

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    • 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.


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  5. "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


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    "Good place to work. Culture needs to be improved"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 9 years)

    Good place to learn and depending on what department you work in, you have to potential to grow.

    Cons

    So may restructurings, no job security

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time having meaningful 1 on 1 conversations with employees. Understand that as a business leader/manager it is your job to do what is best for the business
    and at times that means managing people. Management needs to be accountable. The company needs to do a better job of ensuring the right person, someone who has leadership
    skills and enjoys coaching and mentoring, is selected for leadership positions. Being a manager needs to be taken seriously, it's not just a title and salary and your way to keep moving up the ladder. They need to remember that they started out somewhere too.


  7. "great team, culture needs improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with who are very friendly and helpful. Learning a lot in my current role and enjoying the work life balance that is offered.

    Cons

    culture is very archaic in nature, promotions are hard to get and everything is based on tenure. If you get a good manager you will be ok, if not then dont expect to grow in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Review the promotion strategy as it is very old compared to other innovative companies. Allow people to have a voice more, and not just streamline ideas up the ladder.


  8. "Member of technical staff"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company for those who want to stay in one place.

    Cons

    Not a very inovative company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing the shake up. Concentrate on building the long term team to develop innovative products and support customers.


  9. "Product manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It used to be number one analog ic maker

    Cons

    Too political, age discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees


  10. "OK Company if you are looking for benefits and a salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, Pay rates are good, and co-workers are great.

    Cons

    Executive management can be disdainful and braggart. Rumors of company being bought out run rampant. No career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing what you are doing and decide if you want to remain a company or not.


  11. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Integrated (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start and grow your career, even if you don't want to be in the semiconductor industry long term.

    Cons

    Salary seems less competitive with industry peers.



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