Linear Technology Reviews

Updated 10 July 2014
Updated 10 July 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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    Not A Company You Can Happily Work For. Very Stingy And Old-fashioned Style Of Management

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    Former Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing scheme pays good (twice a year).

    Cons

    Salaries are lower due to profit sharing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open-minded and accepting to new ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company

    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer

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

    Pros

    LTC has great engineers to work with.

    Cons

    LTC is very conservative and pragmatic

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior mask designer

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    Current Employee - Senior Mask Designer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Mask Designer in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing is good and compensates for mediocre salary

    Cons

    After many years here, feel like I'm being treated more like a grunt than a contributing employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 'bottom line' is important, but so are your loyal people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Middle of the road company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Maint Tech in Camas, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Maint Tech in Camas, WA (US)

    I worked at Linear Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay is par to industry averg. Benefits are good. The profit sharing varies, but it is one of the best that I have seen.

    Cons

    Management is very difficult to work with. Lots of micro-management, and CYA. It seems like they are all weaving blankets to cover their butts. Will not listen to the front line people. No work/life balence skills what so ever. So jobs have very limited opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the front line people, listen to what they say.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bitter Sweet

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    Former Employee - Marketing Distribution Specialist in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Distribution Specialist in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Pros

    Great benefits
    not a lot of over time
    low stress

    Cons

    very narrow window for growth
    all men in management
    low pay
    little support from managers
    no structure
    suggestions and comments are not welcomed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's not like they care or would even consider what anyone has to say. Why bother?

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company review

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Linear Technology

    Pros

    Products 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.

    Cons

    LTC 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent place for engineers however non-engineering position not so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Pros

    Design 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.

    Cons

    Non – 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    No opinion of CEO
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    review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linear Technology

    Pros

    work with strong design and application teams

    Cons

    employee 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 ManagementAdvice

    wake up! lower your profit margin...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    If you love analog design and want to work for the best analog design house ....

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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

    Pros

    A chance to work with some of the best analog design engineers in the industry. You will have a chance to learn from the best. Whereas the base salaries may be lower than some to the competing companies, they have some of the most lucrative profit sharing in the industry that more than make up for it.

    Cons

    The work environment can be quite aggressive and intimidating. Also, if you are not part of the "in-crowd," you may consider yourself a second class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten' up a bit, please.

    Approves of CEO

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