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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.7 43 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier

Lothar Maier

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A good company with that's well managed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is very stable. It has good profit sharing benefit. Most people work hard and know what they're doing. Managers supports their people.

    ConsRaises are not that good

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management doesn't seem to care much with most of their employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chelmsford, MA (US)

    ProsCompensation is among the highest in the industry. You can become very wealthy working for Linear if you have a hide thick enough to handle the abusive treatment.

    ConsConfrontational, threatening atmosphere. Management uses threats to control and "motivate" employees. Rarely any positive feedback. Seniority is sneeringly referred to as "longevity".
    If you are a decent Analog Designer then get in, make your money and get out as fast as possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThese people are so arrogant that no advice given would be heeded under any circumstances. Like the dog who barked each morning at sunrise, they remain convinced the the sun rises because of their barking. After all, the sun is coming up isn't it? You can't argue with their
    success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation
    good communication within engineering team
    got exposure to a large range of things
    engineering atmosphere is good if staying in the right team

    ConsNot much professional training
    Not many chances for promotion
    Sometimes, the large work load can prevent you from learning new things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn fact, I think the management did what they were supposed to do.

    Maybe, as employee, people may think the management shall do more things for them. But the management did their work for the company and for big shareholder. So no big complain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsProducts are high performance, robust and reliable. Engineers have the right attitude to make things right at the very first try. LTC has interesting innovation in IC development.

    ConsLTC is a conservative company. Upper and senior managements don't usually take risk and implement big changes. If they find a way that works, they stick with that way until something catastrophic happens.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI can't think of anything to say now. Consider the current economic condition, the company is in a relatively good position and make good profits when the economy becomes better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

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

    ProsProfit sharing
    Sharing of ideas about circuits

    ConsSomewhat dated facilities and equipment

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuarterly meetings and q and a are very helpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place for engineers however non-engineering position not so

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDesign is focus on making sure their part is near perfect when release.
    Get to work with some of the best designers around.
    Able to pick the brains for ideas & help.

    ConsNon – engineering personnel is not highly regarded compared to engineers.
    Not many people can utilize the tuition reimbursement.
    Rapid career advancement is unlikely – hierarchy is flat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to loosen some of the purse-strings – Linear is not willing spend the money thatcan better the company in R&D and the employees.
    Establish a better development program for personnel when becoming managers.

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    LTC

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsExceptional talent. Good networking. A lot of collaboration by way of walking around and chatting about circuits, techniques etc. Not a lot of micromanaging. Fairly efficiently run company. Excellent compensation, especially in the form of bonuses.

    ConsSometimes frugality made the job challenging. Linear used to have a lack of desire in wanting to spend the extra buck on software packages or equipment. They have improved on this over the years. This frugality also led to innovation (a pro) where engineers had to be clever to circumvent whatever shortcomings they had.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn general, the management is well run. It was nice that most of the management team was once on the engineering side.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for analog circuits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you want to work with some of the smartest people in the field of analog circuits, this is the place. There are top notch engineers all around and everyone is doing challenging and educational work. You have a lot of individual responsibility for your own project. Flat hierarchy with high employee retention. Rewarding profit sharing program and paid sabbatical.

    ConsThe benefits package is a bit lacking (no vision insurance). Stingy corporate culture; the company is reluctant to spend money on computers and lab equipment. Minimal vacation days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less stingy with money for lab equipment and offer more paid time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswork with strong design and application teams

    Consemployee benefits are omitted always.
    stingy enterprise culture.
    sacrify employee's benefit or laid off people whenever economic SLIGHTLY affects the company's revenue (before other companies do).

    Advice to Senior Managementwake up! lower your profit margin...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stagnant Stock price and people see it for the sweat shop it is.

    Test Manager (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA (US)

    ProsGet to work with some smart people.

    ConsAnnual reviews focus more on negatives than positive. Max 5% raises, even during good times. Meager stock awards. A "Cover your ass" mentality. Lots of cussing and unprofessionalism from management. Design is king, all other depts are step children and abused. Some engineers are buddy buddy with their boss and able to slack off, you end up having to pick up the slack. Very little chance for career growth. No training provided. VERY HARD to get needed equipment (it took 2 years to get adequate chairs on test floor, people used to stand at terminals).

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up and loosen the purse strings. Be more supportive of employees and treat them fairly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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