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Linear Technology Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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Pros
  • Profit sharing for all employees (in 37 reviews)

  • Good hours and work life balance compared to other companies in the area (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Lean perks with reasoning being more for profit sharing (in 10 reviews)

  • Management is "Old-School" and very hierarchical and employees compete with each other rather than cooperate in teams (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some really high end products that can work on. Very good work/life balance. High visibility.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to grow up the ladder. A very flat and lean organization.


  2. "great workplace, old school culture"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Manchester, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Manchester, NH (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place if you like to do "pen & paper" type of engineering without getting sucked into a lot of meetings or product/schedule reviews. engineers are very good to work with, people really know their stuff.
    compensation is good, and no micromanagement

    Cons

    hardware/software tools are not the best. very frugal on equipment spending.
    old school culture, change is slow. personalities can be more direct/abrasive than other comparable big companies, this is a pro/con

    Advice to Management

    its hard to argue with success, but try to embrace the future sooner rather than later.


  3. "horrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some very dedicated engineers to work with.

    Cons

    double standard. male mangers using vulgar language and yelling/screaming. Hr will never take matter seriously and take one side. egocentric, they think linear is the center of universe. the acquisition by ADI is the blessing. ADI will take quite some time to break this old mold. till that is changed, do not recommend this place for your career.

    Advice to Management

    listen and learn to be a good manager.


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  5. "Good Employer"

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, bonuses are good

    Cons

    Bought out by Analog Devices, not sure what future holds

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication with employees has always been an issue.


  6. "Admin asstant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth in the field

    Cons

    I really don't see any cons


  7. "Terrible working environment in some teams"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance and good benefits

    Cons

    Some manager is shameless and incompetent.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Still a good company but losing it's soul."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best analog design company in the world. Good hours and work life balance compared to other companies in the area. Good compensation although that may be changing with the ADI merger.

    Cons

    The company has lost touch with its soul. Too many H1B workers working long hours and forcing domestic Americans to keep up. Certain departments have preferential hiring towards Chinese applicants despite lackluster performance.

    Company is extremely cheap with resources to the point where it's actually amusing. The benefit of this is that sometimes you get to make a piece of test equipment from old junk.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire people who actually enjoy analog engineering. There are plenty of engineers out there who started out as hobbyists initially and would be very good if given the chance to prove themselves. Solving technical interview questions does not allow for good judgement of a candidate.

    Instead of hiring H1B applicants from top graduate programs who only see analog engineering as a paycheck, try to find people who live and breathe engineering. They're still out there.


  9. "Applications engineering"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, total compensation is good in the industry, fair benefits, no need to work overtime

    Cons

    The company structure is very flat and the career path is very slow. Salary increase is also slow.


  10. "LTC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    Company culture rewards individual performance. High compensation for high performers. Flat management structure. Among best managed in industry. You can make your point at any level, if you know your stuff and are willing to stand up

    Cons

    Limits to resources, kept out of good markets for unwillingness to make investments beyond those with a very high and immediate payback.
    Extreme profitability at the cost of some growth.

    Advice to Management

    Hope the ADI merger did you well. I expect more tedious and less lucrative existence after merger.


  11. "Is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the people, has awesome profit sharing, has a sabbatical program

    Cons

    future is still unsure with pending buy out

    Advice to Management

    keep the profit sharing, keep the name, keep the sabbatical program, keep the employees


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