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Updated April 29, 2017
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  • Work life balance is little difficult (in 78 reviews)

  • Seemingly infinite tiers of upper management kept everyone out of the loop until deadlines were encroaching (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here - the company is dying"

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

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Constant reorgs - so if you don't like your current job, just wait 6 months. It'll change and or/you'll have a new boss. Of course, if you LIKE this, it's a 'pro'. If not, it's a 'con'.

    Cons

    I worked for the Santa Clara campus, and it was truly working for the 'satellite'' office of the "Dallas Mothership". In other words, unless you are part of the mothership, you won't have any decision power or move up the corporate ladder. This company is so old school, it's a dinosaur. Benefits are also sub par for CA employees, and the pay is below the average in other Silicon Valley companies.

    Advice to Management

    Just close the Santa Clara campus and be done with it. You're not fooling anyone by having layoffs in "waves" once a quarter.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fab Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit Sharing. Used to be a great company to work in, specially in fab engineering role.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is getting worse every year. Management is very conservative on spending money on right things.
    Salary increment is less.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people with bad attitude in critical positions like Fab section/branch manager. The Fab engineering job is always stressful and challenging, but a bad manager can ruin team's performance. Need to promote people in management who can motivate the team, not someone who puts his anger to the team at 7am in the morning and demotivate his team whole day. From my experience, DFAB is used to be a great place to work in, but not anymore.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Security Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only positive was the salary.

    Cons

    Lots of attitude when asking for help from fellow employees. The culture wasn't very inclusive (extremely old fashioned). Managers with little to no people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Moving bad managers from one team to another doesn't solve the problem of a bad manager. Offer development courses to poor management.


  4. "Treat Your Employees with Respect"

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent campus, a fraction of co-workers are extremely talented individuals

    Cons

    Bad management that does not care about employees, only measures employees by ROI. Treat employees like robots and cost centers. Age discrimination, compensation is not the best, work life balance is very bad, high turnover which results in higher stress and work for employees that stay. Little opportunities for advancement. Managers with bad social skills, they might have been good engineers but, do not know how to manage people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well and with respect. Improve PFO by increasing sales, not by forcing older engineers and management to retire.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Test engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product and Test Engineering in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Product and Test Engineering in Allen, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for young engineers

    Cons

    Bad place to work if are over 45. Your days are numbered. They have indirect age discriminations.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Throws pretty good parties, sometimes.

    Cons

    Worst place to work on Earth. People are treated as chattel, hired in droves, then fired in droves. Management doesn't have a clue about how to organize labor, and they clearly have their favorites when it comes to promotion. I can't say enough awful things about this company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Abandon hope all ye who enter here."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Severe decline in value placed on the individual. TI has become a faceless machine that cares for nothing else but the bottom line. Walking the halls, you see nothing but hunched over people who are too scared to leave because they need to feed their families and pay a mortgage.

    To make matters worse, employees are forced to provide their own office supplies. Chairs have broken arms or wheels. The cube walls are old and moldy.

    Seriously, this is a company that has collapsed under the weight of it's past success. Look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. The management chain is polluted with political lackeys. The layoff in 2009 removed all the managers who had technical skill. TI is a hollow shell of what it used to be.

  8. "No respect"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of high tech products; a lot of customers; the cafeteria is big but the food is poor; so you can bring your own

    Cons

    They have no ideas of long term; whatever the size of the project they downsize upsize cut as they like.

    Advice to Management

    Bring on some real managers from outside Texas; dont rely on outsourcing to India; take 3 years vacation


  9. "Engineering/Chemical Eng."

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay. Was making $25.24 an hour with Cigna HMO

    Cons

    Lazy Engineers who do not know or want to train on the job

    Advice to Management

    Get it in Gear. Lets hustle.


  10. "Firmware Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with highly skilled engineers. Sincere and motivated work environment. Sufficient technical infrastructure to test and debug hardware related issues.

    Cons

    As a software/firmware engineer you are worthless. For TI, software is just something to be written in the air, and pure cost. Main focus of this company is to reduce cost of existing products, that means if you are working on a project which requires research and development you are on the gun. You may end up with lay-off even you are a top performer. Never ever use the word "Research" in your sentences. In brief TI is not an engineering company, it just driven by sales person without adhering any engineering skills.

    Advice to Management

    Try to innovate something, and do not treat employees as nothing but cost.


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