Maxim Integrated Employee Reviews about "upper management"

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  • "Manager cares a lot about personal growth and work life balance(in 62 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and very nice facilities(in 60 reviews)

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  • "Too much politics in upper management(in 37 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance leaves some room for improvement(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stable company with a bad culture

      Nov 5, 2020 - Facilities Electrical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance only if you are not at CA site. Good pay, RSU offering, bonus pay Great co-employees except for a few

      Cons

      Upper management will push you under the bus Management’s style is to create competition between co-employees rather than team work. Facilities team has to work during Christmas and New Years.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

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      Nov 16, 2020 - Member Of Technical Staff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A good place if you are looking for stable job

      Cons

      Too much politics in upper management

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      Maxim Integrated Response

      Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

      We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to review Maxim. We are pleased to hear you found stability with Maxim and had a positive experience.

    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Salary

      Aug 26, 2019 - Product Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Bonus and RSU income

      Cons

      Career advancement / promotion was not based on actual contribution and performance. it is more related to visibility to upper management.

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      Maxim Integrated Response

      Executive Director, Human Resources

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! At Maxim, we take pride in our reward programs.

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Smart people, good benefits

      May 8, 2019 - Senior Design Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Surrounded by smart people Good benefits

      Cons

      Upper management doesn’t pull their weight

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      Maxim Integrated Response

      Managing Director, HR

      Thanks for your review - we appreciate hearing your thoughts and I am glad you are having a positive experience at Maxim. As you say, Maxim is full of smart people and it is great to work with them. I am glad you are enjoying the benefits.

    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      A ship (with holes) with no rudder...

      Nov 7, 2009 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Used to have a good compensation package (if you were able to cash out) Used to have good people and a level of comaraderie Used to be a prideful place to work

      Cons

      It's amazing how fast a company can take a severe nosedive. Maxim has done it in spades. It was struggling under Jack Gifford. When he left, new mgmnt. drove the company into the ground. There is no top down direction to speak of. Upper management seems to be pilaging the coffers while not doing anything to distribute the company's profits to the employees any longer. Layoffs have wrecked morale and placed even more pressure on those remaining to bear the larger burden which serves, again, to lower morale further. Still a VERY political place to work where successes aren't acknowledged much less rewarded. Nepotism still rampant. For some reason, despite the round after round of layoff, virtually none of the upper management or middle management has been let go, and this was arguably the group that needed to be purged the most. People that are there seem to simply wait to take the next best employment opportunity that comes along just to get out from under it. What a mess...what a shame.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      IT Support Techs RUN FAR AWAY!!!

      Feb 21, 2018 - PC Technician in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      If you think that whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger (I don’t think so in the case of this employer for PC-Tech

      Cons

      Hi turnover for PC-Techs, contract for only a year with no hire (per upper management, higher than IT’s VP), treat contractors like crap(can’t use the gym, no holiday party, can’t attend the all hands meetings and more, manager doesn’t listen to his employees, it’s all “us as a team” until manager gets upset then it’s “you guys”, manager doesn’t know how to talk to people, manager is two faced. I am not exaggerating, about all 10 Techs that left within the past year would agree and have agreed with me. There are currently six techs supporting 1400 employees! There’s no efficiency when as soon as someone knows what they are doing, they are terminated and you have to train new techs to eventually replace you. I’ve heard that California law says after one year of employment a contractor has to be hired or terminated. My team was continuously rolled over to different contracting agencies to avoid hiring PC Techs full time. When questioned by HR, PC Techs started getting terminated to avoid converting to full time employees. The whole team was frustrated and all of the Techs say the current manager is terrible.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Formerly great company has been reduced to average semiconductor manufacturer (at best). Maxim has lost its way.

      Oct 18, 2008 - Design Director in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Maxim compensates a little above average for some higher level positions. Significantly above average talent in some areas of company. If in the "right place at right time", potential for upward mobility is high.

      Cons

      Unreasonable demands with absolutely no benefit to meeting them. Schitzophrenic management, poor direction given (changes all the time, hard to know what is expected of you). Incompetent upper management in charge of one division. Uninterested upper management in charge of second division. Strong upper management in charge of third division, who has been made ineffective. Compensation for lower levels is at best equal to market. For many people, it is below market. Rare to have above market compensation among low to mid level employees. Political culture in some areas of company - this is new since new CEO took over.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great values, but politics get in the way

      Dec 11, 2012 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family oriented, plenty of opportunities for lateral and upward advancement. Executive management is accessible and approachable... Happy to see they are attempting to modernize and refresh their reputation and brand

      Cons

      Despite efforts to refresh their brand, the company is still very old school with limited flexibility. You work long hours and are expected to work/attend meetings while on vacation. Executives and upper management allow personal and internal politics to overshadow some very intelligent, and hard working employees of all levels. Policies and procedures are set in such a way with too many players that it was nearly impossible to leave a meeting on time or execute / get approval on a project. Collaboration was the buzz, but individuals and departments failed continually to execute. I began to miss Jack's 13 Principles.

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      executive management

      Sep 6, 2012 - Executive Management in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good technology, solid legacy products, solid industry reputation.

      Cons

      Opportunity for personal growth limited, has become political internally. Upper management disconnected from lower levels. To many slogans. Decisions made in a vacuum without consulting the management most affected. The top level management level has had a chaotic last year with many of them leaving and many new hires made outside the company. They are searching to establish a long lasting culture and seem to want to distance themselves greatly from the past roots. The recent change in logo is an example and it looks like an eye chart. The company is still full of good people however in its past it had one of the best concentrations of talent in the valley.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      I work with good competent technical people on interesting projects with little support in an atmosphere of fear.

      Sep 29, 2011 - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Greensboro, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good technical knowledge. Able to get designs to market and see results of your work. Flexible holiday schedules. Ability to move to different design centers around the country if you desire.

      Cons

      Upper management rules by whim and engenders fear. Panic mode set in for many groups. Limited cooperation between business units. No motivation for stock appreciation. Designers expected to do design, product engineering, production support, customer support, with little support. Remote design sites shut down suddenly for no apparent reason, and goon squads sent in to manage dismissal.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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