Linear Technology Reviews

Updated 10 July 2014
Updated 10 July 2014
45 Reviews

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Linear Technology CEO and Director Lothar Maier
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  1.  

    Love it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Chelmsford, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chelmsford, MA (US)

    I have been working at Linear Technology full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The focus is on making the best product and offering the best support. Financially, profit sharing twice a year and sabbaticals every five years help to make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Since this is a great place to work and it seems that few people leave, at times it may be difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't retire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 for 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
  3. 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 for 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worthwhile experience to learn about analog circuits and develop lab skills

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You don't get as much "swag" and other office perks like free food and drinks like software companies but that's not too important

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company if you value stability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Low 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.

    Cons

    Seems 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 ManagementAdvice

    Modernize internally. It will help productivity greatly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good work place for new grad.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    flat structure, little growth room for career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Consistently stable

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

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

    Pros

    Solid 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.

    Cons

    Company 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Industry-leading OTJ in Power Electronics

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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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is very conservatively run with predictable and stable performance even in tough economic times as these. Highly intelligent, capable, and experienced R&D/factory engineers interface with industry-best global field sales teams. Business units and shallow internal hierarchy fosters easier inter- and intradepartmental cooperation.

    Cons

    Base compensation is sub-par, sometimes leading to lowered morale & motivation. Benefits and amenities are seen as mediocre, with the occasional accusation of the company being "cheap" at the expense of comfort and even functionality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    smart people
    relatively flat management hierarchy

    Cons

    no work from home for interns !

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 for 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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