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Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "product marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Product Marketing Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Intern - Product Marketing Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Texas Instruments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work schedule that balances with life

    Cons

    everything goes by the book, hard to be innovative


  2. "applications engineer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    cooperative environment between engineers and managers

    Cons

    long distance communications difficult. typically uses phone and webex technologies

    Advice to Management

    complete filling personnel at location

  3. "Excellent company to work for. Focus on ownership and doing what's right."

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    Current Employee - Applications Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Applications Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company so access to travel around world to visit customers and leverage large sales force to understand market trends.

    Cons

    Large company so there is a fair amount of bureaucracy and cumbersome systems in place which slow work in some cases.

    Texas Instruments Response

    Dec 8, 2016 – Worldwide Recruiting Leader

    Thank you for taking the time to post!


  4. "TI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company with a great leadership

    Cons

    Can't think on any CONs


  5. "very good intern experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments as an intern

    Pros

    lots of experienced designers and could learn a lot of circuit design, implementation and test knowledge.
    comfortable working team and they treat intern very well

    Cons

    It is only three month for intern and only very small part of intern could directly get a full time job

    Advice to Management

    give more freedom to the engineer to choose what kind of intern they need.
    provide a longer co-op for intern to join.

    Texas Instruments Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Worldwide Recruiting Leader

    Thanks for taking the time to post - we appreciate hearing from interns.


  6. "Big company with lots of options"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    TI has a large variety of product lines within the semiconductor industry with many locations throughout the US and the world. This means you have the opportunity to work with different product or in different roles. You can also probably find a TI job in just about any region you may want to live if location is important to you.

    Cons

    Working for a big company can mean having to work through some bureaucratic processes and TI is no different.

    Advice to Management

    cut down on red tape, particularly on the Make side of things. Some of it makes sense but it is bogging down the product lines and really hurts morale when you feel like you are constantly doing things for a checklist and not for good engineering practice.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tucson Semiconductor"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineering Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Applications Engineering Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent, creative, resourceful engineers. Excellent Salary and Benefits.

    Cons

    Becoming like the Federal Government. Too much bureaucracy to get creative ideas to market fast.

    Advice to Management

    Cull out the bureaucracy for quick time to market development of ideas.

  8. "Texas Instruments Test Engineer Intern, Tucson AZ"

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    Former Intern - Test Engineer Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Former Intern - Test Engineer Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Texas Instruments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonably good team dynamics, well-organized protocol for testing hardware. Usually people from your team or another team will be available to assist if there are issues with testing or software. Tucson is a great place to live with relatively low COL and many fun things to do outdoors, as well as a decent city culture. 401k matching even for interns is a big plus. Rec room with ping pong, after-work fitness sessions, coffee/kitchen area available.

    Cons

    Not the youngest corporate culture. Tucson is extremely hot during the summer. Sometimes the availability of test equipment becomes a problem, but usually not bad enough to prevent work from getting done on a weekly scale.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the numbers of available test equipment (HIB/CIB boards, different system for test time). Orientation for test equipment use was the most boring thing I've ever done, I think. That could use some revamping.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stable company"

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    Current Employee - Analog IC Design Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Analog IC Design Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning environment, excellent technical resources. Good compensation and opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of pressure depending on group and managers can be a pain to work with due to lack of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Consider promoting good technical people to management roles. Bad managers make good engineers quit.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "TI is NOT the company it once was"

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    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented technical work force, above average salaries & benefits, good stock performance despite waning innovation and differentiation across many product groups

    Cons

    TI's reputation as one of the best semiconductor companies and one of the best places to work has declined significantly over the past decade. TI is an old-style company with antiquated management practices, rampant ageism, and a leadership team that preaches the company name alone sells products. From the top down, there is a solitary focus on sales and, by and large, innovation is discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE THE CULTURE - crack down on ageism, retrain leadership, rework mentor programs, empower engineering managers to drive innovation, completely overhaul the HR organization, stop promoting inexperienced & unqualified people to management positions simply because they're aggressive jerks. Sales is very important but the sales organization has far too much influence on strategic direction. TI is a technology company. Act like one.


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