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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. "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Stafford, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, lots of jobs and different tasks to do. small groups and great work flexibility.

    Cons

    The smaller the group, the less job promotions you get. tasks are distributed

    Advice to Management

    Less managers is sometimes more. Trying to grrom someome into something they aren't isnt always the best.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work, better than average, but not perfect like they would like you to think."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at TI are: The Insurance Benefits,

                                                      Opportunity for Advancement,

                                                      Compressed Shifts for Hourly Employees (Work 12 hrs, 3 days
                                                      one week and 4 days the next),

                                                      Education Reimbursement

    Cons

    The downsides of work at TI are: Most positions start out as contract work and are indefinite in
                                                      length without benefits, until they decide to offer you a full-time
                                                      position. ,

                                                      Management Communication("Need to Know", where they decide
                                                      what you need to know),

                                                      Human Resources (Should be an intermediary between
                                                      management and employee, but they tend to side with
                                                      management on most issues),

                                                      Rules for Advancement are a bit cryptic. (Make sure you're informed)

    Advice to Management

    Learn about two way communication. Most communication is one way, with management telling you how it is.


  3. "Overall Good Company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Lake Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Lake Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Conservative company. Still layoff looms

    Cons

    Top 10/Bottom 10 managment implementation

    Advice to Management

    Encourage indivisuals to come forward and express their indivisual career plans rather than get stuck with supervisors who themselve don't know what they are going to do.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "texas instruments is a good place to retire...but very stressful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    cutting edge technology and decent compensation
    carer opportunities are good. But each business unit is on it's own so there is opportunity at times and then it
    is completely stalled. So if an engineer sticks with TI and finds a budgeoning business unit (like wireless in 90s),
    growth will be phenomenal. Othe the other hand if he joins the company when it is mature, growth will be compltely stalled. The HR intervention to improve the careers in such situations where a talented person joins
    the group in a mature phase is unimpressive. They just let young inexperienced engineers who grew with the group rule the roost. Sad situation. If you wonder how the business maintains profitability, it is b/c of intellectual
    captial built in earlier years.

    Cons

    high stress and long hours at work

    Advice to Management

    read fortune magazine's "sorry jack you were wrong" dont rank employees and dont remove bottom 10


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Semiconductor Bellwether Is Not Nimble Anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TI is a technology stalwart. Senior management has a good handle on the direction the company is heading. Revenues, margins, cash flow and balance sheet are very healthy. TI is also very strong in ethics and accountability, so this company is not going to vaporize overnight like Enron or have financial scandals like Broadcom, Maxim and others.

    Cons

    It is a big company, so it is not as nimble as some of the smaller, fabless chip companies. Many employees are in their jobs too long and have become territorial. You have to be careful not to offend them or step on their toes. Too often, not enough action is taken to remedy poor performers because it is such a touchy subject. So you have to suffer many incompetent co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers promoted from within a certain group tend to have more affinity towards that group although they are now responsible for multiple businesses. This is certainly visible to all employees in the organization. A more objective position from the senior managers would definitely help employees gain confidence in the direction and strategy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company with conservative management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethical company that has a well established guidelines; solid values that fit well in the community; good benefits including the standard set of insurance, retirement and activities; fair pay in a realtively low cost region of the country; conservative company that is highly credible with its finances, community involvement and operating principles

    Cons

    Mostly focused on stable and big customers so that this sometimes means that smaller customers are not served so well; only pockets of new businesses slowly emerge; quite conservative company in which risk taking is perhaps more difficult

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on longer term strategy; implement plans, processes and incentives to spur new growth


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Beware, things are not always as they appear."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mfg. Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mfg. Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Minorities are given first opportunities on a lot of promotions regardless of qualifications. Most of the people on the leadership teams have never worked anywhere but TI and are therefore unaware of the technology available that can help employees be more effective in the performance of their jobs. In other words, "this is how we have always done it". The systems TI employs to manage operations is literally 25 yr. old technology, we may as well be using stone tablets.

    Advice to Management

    Quit acting so smug and bring in some new blood.


  8. "TI - OK place to work, not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of benefits and work-life quality is ok

    Cons

    very unfair promotion and job-filling practices

    Advice to Management

    look down every once in awhile


  9. "Good company to work for, lots of opportunity to contribute."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well run company. Diverse workforce. Very strong corporate ethics.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotion. Have to deal with politics.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep employee morale high.


  10. "Good place but too focus in seniority"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and environment is good as well

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities not there for young people

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing in seniority there is a lot of good people that recently joined the company that is totally worth it to give a chance to lead.