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design engineer

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

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

Pros

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

Cons

Not every group's performance can meet Linear's standard. There are still poorly managed, low productive groups eating company's profit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Each 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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    awesome place to learn analog IC design

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    Current Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    smart people
    relatively flat management hierarchy

    Cons

    no work from home for interns !

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Little incentive for growth or advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing in the range of 20-30% twice per year. 6-8 week long sabbatical every five years.

    Cons

    No incentive for growth. There are very few management positions available, especially for women. It's basically a boy's club. The hiring structure is focused on bringing in design engineers (99.9% male). Everyone else is looked upon as catering to the design community, and as such, not valued. The structure of the company is scattered. There is no centralized IT. Each department fends for itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has millions it could invest in its employees, yet it sits on the cash, year after year. When we ask for anything extra, like a gym, basketball courts or even a couch in the women's restroom, the answer is always 'no', in spite of the wealth of cash on hand this company has. This year, in spite of how well we're doing, our annual salary increases were decreased to 4% maximum (down from 5%). Sabbaticals every five years and the 20-30% profit sharing bonuses we receive twice yearly are not enough to address the growing morale problem that exists company wide. Management needs to loosen the purse strings, provide some incentive for advancement (especially for non-design, non-male employees) and realize that the 'supporting' departments are just as vital to the company's well-being as the design department is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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