Texas Instruments Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Aug 25, 2021

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  • "work life balance can be maintained(in 382 reviews)

  • "the had Very friendly work environment(in 240 reviews)

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  • "Long hours which can make work life balance tilted towards work(in 58 reviews)

  • "Upper management not responsive enough for change(in 52 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Though Texas Instruments has good management, you are expected to work 50 hours

      Aug 25, 2021 - Custodian 
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      Pros

      Though Texas Instruments is beginning to recognize the importance of diversifying its staff with English (Market Communications) and MBA (management) degrees, it is still very much a company of engineers run by engineers. There is good and bad to this, although since I'm an engineer, I mostly loved it. The company is filled with smart people. Everyone is expected to do their part, but not expected to work ridiculous hours (50 on average for salaried employees.) Pay is good. You will be comfortable, although you won't get rich unless you make it into upper management.

      Cons

      It is quite a company of engineers run by engineers. There is good and bad to this, although since I'm an engineer, I mostly loved it Everyone is expected to do their part, but not expected to work ridiculous hours (50 on average for salaried employees.) Pay is good. You will be comfortable, although you won't get rich unless you make it into upper management.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Political and scummy upper management

      Aug 14, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer in Dalla
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      Pros

      Good pay for the area

      Cons

      You must drink the “Koolaid” if you work here. Pretty much s*** upper management and with a horrible company culture. I left after a few years. I’d never go back.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      not a bad place to be

      Jul 7, 2021 - Engineering Technician 
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      Pros

      Pay was good. Was able to work on lots of interesting projects.

      Cons

      upper management out of touch with employees no contract to hire for the group I worked with

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Work-Life Balance is a Challenge

      Apr 28, 2021 - Process Engineer in Richardson, TX
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      Pros

      Job stability, Intelligent Peers, High-tech work

      Cons

      24/7 work requirements, upper management that doesn't understand personal needs

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      not bad

      May 8, 2021 - Director IT in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      time off is rather good

      Cons

      bad upper management for sure

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    6. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Great opportunity

      Mar 6, 2021 - Project Intern 
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      Pros

      Lots of interesting projects to work on.

      Cons

      Upper management not responsive enough for change.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Bankrupt

      Jan 12, 2021 - President 
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      Pros

      Close to home, easy drive

      Cons

      Greedy upper management, poor values

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Pays well but very bureaucratic and corporate

      Jul 11, 2020 - Marketing Manager in Tucson, AZ
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      Pros

      Great coworkers, good pay, well developed product portfolio

      Cons

      Draconian emphasis on burdensome processes, upper management abstraction from what’s really going on, promotion of folks who toe the line rather than think independently

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Get rid of team politics

      Oct 29, 2019 - Analog/Mixed Signal Test Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Good research happening, good compensation, great employee recognition, good training program.

      Cons

      Too much team politics, poor upper management, randomly assigns job roles to new college grads without knowing their strenghts and interests, does not encourage rotation program in all teams for new employees.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Only intern here. Gaslighting, breadcrumb culture.

      Sep 4, 2019 - Product Marketing Engineer in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      You will have a great experience as an intern and rotator and possibly for the first year or so after your deploy to your full-time role. When I started, we had a 2-week orientation and really got to bond with both PME and Sales rotators. That bond is something that made TI feel like a family to me and not just a place to work. (They've since gotten rid of that culture) My peers were and still are some of my best friends. There's lots of growth in corporate behavior, work ethic, communication skills, and presentation skills that can transfer well to other companies. The PME role allows for domestic and international travel (unless they cut that out too now), which is fun but a lot of work. They have a lot of training opportunities that are of no cost to the employee that many employees do not take advantage of. I highly recommend taking these courses, even if that means taking a day from work to do so. The only jobs I recommend at TI are HR and Digital Marketing.

      Cons

      PAY / PROMOTIONS / WORK-LIFE BALANCE Starting pay is great but over the years, the raises are not competitive. They pay you less and work you more than other companies. I have not heard of a single person unhappy with their decision to leave TI. The culture of the managers is to make you feel like you should be GRATEFUL for the breadcrumb raises and to not even ask for more. They make you believe that the typical annual inflation raise (that every other company offers) is a merit-based raise. It's actually very, very difficult to get a true raise, bonus, or RSU. They don't openly talk about the fact that there even is such a thing as a mid-year raise to be considered for. Other companies give you shares when you start, an annual inflation raise, AND a true merit-based raise. And other companies have a better work-life balance. TI will say they do, but when you start working 10-14 hour days, you'll understand it's just words. This gaslighting behavior is one of the biggest reasons I left and never want to go back. It's a toxic culture. Managers across the board have fallen short on promises made to employees whether they're raises, bonuses, RSUs, or promotions. Promotion methods are very unclear. While there are some great managers, there are a good number of bad managers that seem to be in that position because they're pals with upper management. Even when many, many people leave TI or leave the group to escape that manager, that doesn't register with HR or they don't care. This is not a good place for upward mobility. TECHNOLOGY TI is not longer an innovative company. They're never going to be at the forefront of technology. They're followers and it's not that exciting. ROTATION PROGRAMS The rotation programs were one of the biggest reasons I recommended joining TI but now they've cut so much from the programs that you don't get the benefits from them. They seem to play the role of temps during their rotation: cheap labor to do menial tasks that product lines don't have the time to do. If you get a good manager, you'll learn and grow a lot. But most of the time, rotators are treated this way. Also they got rid of the pay bump you get when you deploy to your full-time role. SALES / FIELD ROLES They're turning the TSR role more into a data-entry role and the FAE is taking on both responsibilities. I do not recommend joining TI if you want to go into a TSR or FAE role. PRODUCT MARKETING ENGINEER This is a made-up role by TI (or maybe ADI, who pays more) that combines the responsibilities of a Business Development Manager and a Product Marketing Manager while paying you one salary for 2 roles. It's also difficult to translate this role to other companies. Most other companies have never heard of a "Product Marketing Engineer". While this role is fun with strategy and all the travel, it doesn't help a lot with becoming an expect as a BDM or as a PMM. It may not be a great move for your career unless you want to stay with TI. TI knows they're the main company to be at in Dallas as a EE and they treat their employees accordingly.

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