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Updated January 15, 2018
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  • no work-life balance , too much paper work (in 83 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. "Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    15 + Years of constant salary
    401k match
    Health benefits
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Great company to gain experience
    Many opportunities to advance early in your career.

    Cons

    To reduce costs experienced engineers/managers are being replaced by Jr managers and new college hires.

    Many opportunities for younger engineers and managers to advance. However salary and career advancement seems to stagnate between age 35 and 40 for most.

    Jr Managers lack of experience leads to miss management of resources and poor product development.

    Advice to Management

    Value experience and manage your resources and projects with realistic time tables.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for a new college grad. If you are over 35 and looking for progression in your career...look else where"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    TI manages to recruit top of the line people. Great pay and benefits. Great efforts driving web first strategy. Amazing history of innovation. Opportunities to work across the globe.

    Cons

    Micro management and very short term financial perspectives have stifled innovation. Everything goes by the “playbook” and there isn’t much room to be creative. Heavy age bias. If you are over 35 and you have not made the cut to leadership, you probably won’t have your career progress here. You will be constantly watching new college grads that you train and develop grow in the organization and eventually become your boss while you stagnate. TI is the only major semiconductor company in Dallas and so leaving TI is also difficult if you are not willing to re locate. In summary it is a great place for new college grad. But if you are over 35 this is not the place.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging by shoving down a playbook and try to encourage more creativity. TI has lost great talent to competition due to the age bias. In the short term this shows well on the balance sheet as 1 experienced guy is being replaced by 2 new college grad. but in the long term this is going to hurt TI as innovators will move elsewhere.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stable company with reasonable job security"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Technician in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    OK benefits
    Profit sharing
    Strong market presence

    Cons

    1. Management detatched from reality - work performed is never enough (some direct personnel have used phone apps to measure distance walked over the course of one shift and distances have been repeatedly >10 miles over 11.5 hours (how far can you walk day in, day out?)
    2. Lean manufacturing principles conflict with quality goals (watch 'I love Lucy Candy Factory Video' on youtube as an example)
    3. Physically and mentally demanding with poor reward and recognition for outstanding performance
    4. For majority, pay not commensurate with demands of job

    Advice to Management

    At TI and typical of the times we live in, the rich will continue to get richer and the poor will continue to get poorer. Think about it...........


  4. "Good place to gain early experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start a career

    Cons

    Very little value placed on experience

    Advice to Management

    Purging of the ranks every 3-4 years is demoralizing, especially with the emphasis on eliminating older employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Unrealistic Expectations"

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    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Texas Instruments as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay, good location, good benefits for interns

    Cons

    Felt like a job try-out where they thrust you into ambiguous projects and nail you in your reviews if you don't follow a certain process to navigate projects. Internship benefitted Master's level interns who had previous work experience. They were unrealistically tough on undergrad interns who were working in corporate for the first time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide feedback more often, understand POV young interns who are working for the first time


  6. "Manufacturing Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Contractor Manufactoring Specialist in Sherman, TX
    Current Contractor - Contractor Manufactoring Specialist in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Instruments as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compressed work shifts are definitely a plus. Salaries are good for the area and having a bonus for working graveyard shift is great.

    Cons

    They seem to drag their feet on making contract employees permanent. Most have to wait a couple to a few years.

    Advice to Management

    When a contractor shows a good work ethic and displays the willingness to stick around, make them part of the team.


  7. "Great pay - not a lot of direction"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding pay and benefits. Compressed shift means lots of time off.

    Cons

    No real management to speak of. It's every person for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with actual management skills. Train the managers you already have in management skills.

  8. "Suck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Nothing is a pro with this company

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Would not recommend


  9. "Poorly managed and toxic HR culture"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Fairly competitive comp & benefits. Steady growth and continuous business results in the industry.

    Cons

    Highly perception driven culture in HR, not performance. Unrealistic expectations of new people (NCGs and exp hires) to look, sound, and act just like the people who have been there for 15+ years. Poor HR people managers given interns and HR NCGs and don't know how to coach or develop talent. Lack of trust in HR community.

    Advice to Management

    Teach people how to coach, not just judge. Give people a safe space to give feedback about how things are managed.


  10. "Design Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible , Less work load

    Cons

    Location , Salary compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    NA


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