Linear Technology

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Updated 22 April, 2014
Updated 22 April, 2014
43 Reviews
3.8
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  1.  

    Repetative

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Camas (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Operator in Camas (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The bennies....401k, vision, dental, medical, profit sharing.

    Cons

    Unintelligent people. Lack of authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get the people that do not know what they are doing out of there and get some people who know what they are doing and can perform.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great, but very political company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Pros

    Money and creativity. Technical expertise. High budget. Activities at lunch. Testing expertise. Sabbatical- 5 weeks off after 5 years. High expectations.

    Cons

    Wrong side of the aisle is in trouble. No internet. Memos are not stored. If you aren't from National you're in trouble. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worthwhile experience to learn about analog circuits and develop lab skills

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Linear Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really great place to learn about analog circuits. You also get to learn a lot of hands-on lab skills

    Cons

    You don't get as much "swag" and other office perks like free food and drinks like software companies but that's not too important

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company if you value stability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Linear Technology for more than a year

    Pros

    Low pressure office atmosphere and always surrounded by very intelligent people. If you like a no no-BS kind of workspace then this is it. Attrition is also very low as they value their employees.

    Cons

    Seems to be perpetually stuck 10 years in the past when it comes it infrastructure and IT. They may make some of the highest performing analog ICs in the world but software and IT are definitely not up to snuff for a midsized company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize internally. It will help productivity greatly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    good work place for new grad.

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    Former Employee - Applications Eng  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Eng in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    many experienced design engineer in the company. strong in technology and team spirit.

    Cons

    flat structure, little growth room for career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time to change in a dynamic market. old principle worked 20 years ago may not work today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consistently stable

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid in most areas. Good engineering talent especially in Design and Applications. Can be financially rewarding and job security is good. 4 or 6 week (depending on position) sabbatical every 5 years in addition to normal vacation.

    Cons

    Company culture is somewhat stuffy, especially considering that it is a high tech company. Company tends to really adhere to the phrase "do more with less".
    Demanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome place to learn analog IC design

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    smart people
    relatively flat management hierarchy

    Cons

    no work from home for interns !

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    design engineer

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

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Linear as a whole is well managed. Good business model, high profit margin. Good quality control in matured product lines. Not necessary high tech.

    Cons

    Not every group's performance can meet Linear's standard. There are still poorly managed, low productive groups eating company's profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each product line manager is an anchor. with Linear's money, a superstar should be hired as the anchor. An incompetent manager is unlikely to hire good engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Pros

    Very intelligent driven coworkers
    Free flowing circuit idea sharing
    Sabbaticals
    Work life balance
    Very little red tape & bureaucracy compared to similar companies

    Cons

    very few opportunities for advancement (which does NOT mean your compensation stays stagnant too)
    management swears a lot
    need to develop superior products with inferior equipment and technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    swear less and update technology in lab. there's quite a bit of design inefficiency from not having the right equipment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old fashioned, but a good place to work. Profit sharing was always nice.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Pros

    -Profit sharing 2x a year
    -Lots of good competent technical people (design, apps, FAEs)
    -Not a whole lot of middle management, they run a lean operation
    -Chances to do a lot of little things and grow on the job

    Cons

    -Not a whole lot of middle management, not much career advancement possible
    -Not a lot of change, which is both good and bad. They keep doing good things well, but how long can that continue to work in a mature market like analog ICs
    -Profit sharing 2x a year, whether you're a slacker or a superstar, everyone gets the same percentage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to get out and see customers. Don't get too reliant on FAEs to do all of your product definition. Don't be afraid to take business at slightly lower margin to hold onto existing sockets.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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