Linear Technology
3.8 of 5 41 reviews
www.linear.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier

Lothar Maier

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Operator (Current Employee)
Camas (Indonesia)

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

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

ConsUnintelligent people. Lack of authority.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great, but very political company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Linear Technology

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

ConsWrong 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.

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Worthwhile experience to learn about analog circuits and develop lab skills

Intern (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

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

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

ConsYou 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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Great company if you value stability

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsLow 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.

ConsSeems 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 Senior ManagementModernize internally. It will help productivity greatly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good work place for new grad.

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

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

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

Consflat structure, little growth room for career path.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Consistently stable

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

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

ProsSolid 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.

ConsCompany 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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awesome place to learn analog IC design

Intern (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

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

Prossmart people
relatively flat management hierarchy

Consno work from home for interns !

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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design engineer

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

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

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

ConsNot every group's performance can meet Linear's standard. There are still poorly managed, low productive groups eating company's profit.

Advice to Senior ManagementEach 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty good

Design Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Linear Technology

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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