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Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated 31 January, 2015
Updated 31 January, 2015
1,250 Reviews
3.7
1,250 Reviews
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance (of course depends on the type of role you are in) (in 130 reviews)

  • Nice campus, you may have a relaxed work environment, depending on your boss (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult to have when the job demands are more than the people to complete the job (in 41 reviews)

  • Entitlement mentality towards uncompensated labor from middle and upper management (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work at as long as you have your head on your shoulders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Generally friendly colleagues; easy going yet hard working environment; very good products.

    Cons

    No significant opportunities for advancement or lateral moves, unless at the larger US sites; processes rather ad hoc; some office politics to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't keep doing things the same way yet expect different results: invest in improving processes and in infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Waste of time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Nothing to say other than maybe office location

    Cons

    No room to move up. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    one-on-one with your staff wouldn't hurt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Site had small company atmosphere at beginning, but has changed over the years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Different challenges to work on. Get to know hardware while implementing software analysis tools.

    Cons

    Working with others at remote sites can be challenging at some times, but interesting and a good challenge at others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make technical ladder performance-based, rather than peer-election based. It's implemented too much like a "you're in-the-club" system.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to cut your teeth...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training program for student hires, promotional opportunities in early years, competitive pay, opportunities for meaty jobs very quickly

    Cons

    No real value placed on experience, promotions based on potential as opposed to actual results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is great to have young energetic people infused into the orgnaisation, but it should be tempered with actual accomplishments. This will help with management credibility with any senior individual contributors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Texas Instruments is a good employer overall, they are

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Diversity of product lines, ethics, compensation

    Cons

    Technical comptency of engineers and middle managment. Ability to execute. Systems skills and selling needs significant improvment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote the technical knowledge and competency of engineers and product line managers in systems related issues and software skills. Constant change in the organization is affecting employee motivation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    There are multiple opportunities and paths to take within TI
    Great Benefits, and great people to work with in all departments

    Cons

    As with any large company. It can take time to accomplish small tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Started my career and grew up there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They have a good culture of people development and I grew a lot in my career there with the help of some great managers and mentors. Compensation was good for the area and I was able to take risks and work on some awesome products. I have no regrets about the time I spent there and still talk to many former colleagues.

    Cons

    Too frugal with equipment. Once I had an employee whose laptop had issues to the point of being unusable and it took months to get approval for the replacement.

    TI has a proud, rich history of innovation, but it seems to be fading in recent years as the focus has moved to simpler chips with a lower R&D cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees aren't ever slowed down by lack of equipment that costs less than their salaries. Think about building long term technologies and the R&D roadmaps to get there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Texas Instruments provided me many years of a decent wage and good benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product and Process Technician in Stafford, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Product and Process Technician in Stafford, TX (US)

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Texas Instruments provided competitive wages, good benefits, and training opportunities that gave knowledge for the job and for safety (which benefitted the employee for work or home).
    Texas Instruments was good at keeping their employees informed of the company's performance and the individual's performance.

    Cons

    At times, the supervisors needed to be more encouraging and supportive to the operators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice that I have for Texas Instruments management is to be more hands-on and friendly with the operators that would promote camaraderie and teamwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Field Sales Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Great people and ethical culture. Texas is also an awesome place for lifestyle and has a vibrant technology industry.

    Cons

    too conservative in terms of how they approach going after big opportunities and creating new parts for customers. need more aggressive and creative edge to win out in the marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have top-notch management. If anything, they should spend more time in front of customers to get a better pulse for what is really happening in the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work in, not so great people around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company, Culture, Work ethics, Technical development, salary

    Cons

    Lack of sharp talented people in positions that matter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the trash

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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