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Updated April 19, 2017
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  • great learning environment, great work life balance most of the time (in 217 reviews)

  • Good work environment and you learn lot of production related process and yield improvement techniques (in 114 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good work life balance
    -Great Profit Sharing Bonus
    -Lots of vacation

    Cons

    -Too many sales guys running the company, need more smart engineers in leadership. All of the top tech companies have engineers leading the company, not sales and business guys.

    Advice to Management

    Give more credit to engineers that actually help increase revenue through technical expertise, design, and collateral.


  2. "TI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Instruments (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, friendly and exciting projects

    Cons

    Commute to work, traffic, car neeeded


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Semi-Monthly pay schedule
    HQ in good location in Dallas
    On-site athletic facility

    Cons

    Afraid to take risks, company is reactive instead of proactive
    Most buildings are aesthetically unpleasant with old furniture and very little natural light

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like they're valued
    Give valuable, clear feedback to employees
    Recognize people's value and reward more often


  6. "Big company with lots of options"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Technical Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has a really great training program, probably the best in the industry. Learned a lot, got great mentors.

    Cons

    While there is great training, a lot of it is also on yourself to go out there and be aggressive in pursuing sales calls and bonding with other employees already at the company.

    Advice to Management

    The training is great, but the structure is quite linear for progression and moving up. The sales environment is awesome!


  8. "Conservative, steady company which lacks an innovative spirit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * TI's greatest asset is its people.

    * Very large company, enabling a curious mind to dabble in a number of different areas over the course of a career.

    * Solid compensation and benefits

    * Finally getting serious about renovating the campus.

    Cons

    * Since it's the only major semiconductor company in North Texas, a lot of people stick around for decades. They are called lifers. This prevents young, ambitious talent from growing into leadership roles. Not all lifers are bad. A lot have great ideas and a wealth of knowledge. But, there are some lifers that are dead weight and need to be removed to make way for fresh ideas.

    * Politics and Bureaucracy. It's a big company, so it comes with the territory. But, the combination of the two tends to stifle innovative and creative ideas from ever taking root.

    * "Old Boy Network": some of the lifers mentioned above have escaped layoffs and have landed cushy roles via the network. They always seem to be one step ahead of strategic shifts and the fallout that ensues. Governing philosophy of these types is to hire capable people below them to do all the work, which frees them up to travel the globe on the company's dime.

    * Lack of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking. Upper management is dominated by sales and marketing types. Primarily a formulaic, sales-driven approach to things, which is odd for a historically innovative technology company. Not enough engineering thought leaders in upper management, which leads to a lack of inspirational engineering leadership throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovation and intrapreneurship. Address the "old boy"/lifer dead weight. Bring in fresh, external ideas and methods.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "An updated 2016 review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Lots of opportunities to move laterally to work on different types of products and new technologies
    Good company to work for if you enjoy bureaucracy and everyday office politics

    Cons

    Lack of innovators and entrepreneurs at the highest management levels results in the company focusing more on selling rather than creating value.
    Strong focus on moving a lot of the design and test engineer jobs to India.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on creating value and improving on true execution. The current system unfortunately rewards people who focus on gaming the metrics rather than understanding the underlying philosophy behind the metric.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "TI is a great semiconductor company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    The top management are very business savvy. They are able to steer the company in any market conditions. The company is constantly evolving under the top management.
    The company has a very broad base of products. The diversity of the products help the business to be stable and to grow steadily.

    Cons

    Many product lines are highly profitable, but the underlying technology may not have the cutting edge appeal.
    The workload could be very high, compared to other large companies. Working overtime is very common in R&D.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-level management needs to be held accountable. Many mid-level management people only focus on short term numbers to get promoted, leaving behind a mess to be clean up.


  11. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be the best place to work. When the right team is built, then the projects have a good chance of being successful.

    Cons

    inexperienced leadership.
    The lower management tries to "sell" another roadmap project and then repeats the same failing recipe of managing the projects. This causes a high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers have to hop around the company as every project is short term.
    (1 out of 10 projects fail) Find experienced leasers with vision of how to grow revenue.



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