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Texas Instruments Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
1,211 Reviews
3.7
1,211 Reviews
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Texas Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exceptional opportunities for career advancement, as well as a great work-life balance (in 130 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment: Mentors and teammates are very friendly and ready to help (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult to have when the job demands are more than the people to complete the job (in 39 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be reserved for Marketing/Sales folks (in 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great learning experience with high quality engineers prepared to offer help whenever needed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Greenock, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Greenock, Scotland

    I have been working at Texas Instruments as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work if you like DSP. People are very sociable and knowledgeable. Beautiful part of Scotland. Also close to Glasgow airport if you need to travel as a contractor. Very flexible regarding working from home.

    Cons

    Engineers were frustrated by lack of projection direction from USA and the inability of marketing to nail down features.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work overall but dont get lost!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good pay, huge database of information (both technical and non-technical). There are some great people, only if one can find them as it's a huge organization. Decent work-life balance in general.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy slows down engineers to work efficiently. A lot of effort is spent in micro-managing things that better be reduced to go back to its glory days!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for introvert and lifeless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Northampton, England
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Northampton, England

    I worked at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    Prestigious company for an analogue design engineer
    Nice benefits and

    Cons

    Awful locations
    No choice of career path rather the one imposed by HR
    Far away sites are not considered by HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people choice for their careers

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good colleagues - but some lack of commitment from management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Sales in Northampton, England
    Current Employee - Technical Sales in Northampton, England

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    I have some great colleagues who are always willing to help. There is also a good spirit inside the company with good and regular feedback mechanisms. Benefits packages are good and there has been (until now) excellent training avalable for personal and professional development.

    Cons

    It's a very large company, so there is a feeling on anonimity. This is even worse if you are in a satellite company away from the HQ - or even outside the US. We do struggle to compete against the big players in some markets and I feel a lack of commitment sometimes to be competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a bit more consistent in your buniess approach. If we want to get into a buiness / opportunity area we need to stick at it and resource it properly. I have see many instances where we hae changed direction 90% of the way towards getting the biz. This destroys customer confidence. Lets drop the soundbites and get some real actions going.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planner in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Business Planner in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    * Management is upfront and honest
    * Pay is solid
    * Team-first environment
    * For the most part they focus on the important metrics

    Cons

    * Lots of management overview aka lots of TPS Reports
    * Difficult to do overseas assignments unless you are top management
    * No opportunity to advance unless you live in Dallas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Improve HR Department. They are unhelpful.
    * Put more emphasis on internal technology. Laptop policies are absurd.
    * Work environment matters. No more cubicles and invest in improving the old worn down buildings that we work in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with analog/embedded focus

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly coworkers
    Good NCG program
    Flexible working time,
    Many trainings

    Cons

    The compensation and benefits package are different for different regions, some local policy does not fit the company culture.
    Some high level positions were assigned to incapable personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider where to lead the company in following 20 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Texas Instruments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations - Supply Chain in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operations - Supply Chain in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Company Culture:
    Company encourages creative involvement of every employee.
    There is a constant push to improve processes - to make processes more efficient and not accept things as is
    Great work/life balance (of course depends on the type of role you are in)
    Flexibility in work schedule as far as ability to work from home
    Great benefits for top performers - options, RSUs etc.

    Cons

    Base salary increases are nominal
    Artificial diversity being created in management roles (does not appear to be based on talent)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not drive diversity for namesake. Let promotions be driven by talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great company, with good benefits and big on safety.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Instruments

    Pros

    I love my days off, I'm working three days on and four off then four on and three off.

    Cons

    The twelve hour shifts takes some getting used to.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good innovative environment. Knowledgeable peers. Flexibility of learning new things. Challenging projects to work. Open to new ideas. Good company for growth.

    Cons

    Changing buisiness priorities with market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Texas Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment with helpful mentors/colleagues, chance to work on some awesome products, great place to start out professionally- will have plenty of opportunities to get exposed to different aspects of the semiconductor business

    Cons

    Too many tapeouts of half baked ICs- you work extra hours to make sure that the IC is sent to fab and later that product is shelved..after a while you start to wonder whether the management has a clear plan
    Too much emphasis on sales- that being said, there are a few teams where the emphasis is on R&D.
    Work life im-balance- most of the year especially close to tape-outs design/layout engineers spend late nights and weekends in office. After the IC comes back from fab, it is the turn of the test engineers to work late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to minimize last minute tapeouts- its difficult for employees to have confidence in the management goals if most of the tapeouts that involve a great deal of personal sacrifices from the employees are not realized as a revenue source

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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