Signal Conditioning Design Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – June 21, 2016
Great company to work for. I met a lot of great and willing to help engineers. Everyone seemed happy to work together. I learned how to work in a professional setting and management was great too. I met a lot of people willing to mentor me.
Post Closing Specialist (Current Employee) – Middletown, RI – November 11, 2015
Linear is great at having a team oriented environment. Since my first day, my team helped me learn everything I would need to know about my position. They still continue to help me any time I need help or direction even though I am past the training period. I enjoy the hours and the atmosphere. It's a generally fun place to work while you can work hard and get a lot accomplished.
Semi-conductor operator (Current Employee) – Camas, WA – April 3, 2014
Linear Tech is by far the best semi conductor company you can work for offering amazing benefits. The downside, management NEVER fires or lets anyone go, no matter how bad they are. It is very frustrating to work with senior operators that have worked there for two decades that can't even manage a computer in a technology field. Hopefully the baby boomers will be leaving and offering new positions to new fresh faces. I think then this company would thrive!
former employee (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – March 11, 2014
Linear is a stable company. They are frugal though and a little behind with technology such as their phone system and customer sign in. I guess it depends on what department your in to determine the kind of management you get. My department management was lacking and they should have to take some kind of training to be a manager. Some of my coworkers were very petty also so I don't recommend the receptionist department. The company does offer profit sharing and sabbaticals every 5 years. Ive also met a lot of nice people. They have an onsite cafeteria as well. The daily environment is a little boring but if u want stability over culture its a good place.
Manufacturing Specialist (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – August 21, 2012
Linear has long been known as one of THE places to work in the semiconductor industry within the Portland/Vancouver metro area, as indicated by the low employee turnover rate.
My experience was no different. My compensation was well above average, including generous profit share bonuses. I was also treated with respect and acceptance by the able management team and also by co-workers.
My decision to leave had nothing to do with Linear, whatsoever.
System Administration (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – December 26, 2012
The company overall is a frugal company and the IT department is like the Jetsons met the Flinstones. I loved the IT team I worked with and built life long friendships. I learned that the task can be complete no matter the resources or limit of funding, My manager was awesome and laid out a professional development plan for me to succeed. I gave the company 2 stars for the way they handled the layoffs...it was a very unprofessional and humiliating.
The hardest part of the job was old technology and the rewarding part was working with great people on a daily basis.
the team enviroment, profit sharing and friendly employees
Worked in cleanroom doing all types of photo masking processes.
Senior Fab Operator (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – January 25, 2013
Run all steps of photomasking semiconductor wafer processes from etching to running the Lam Etchers. Baking and inspection. I've learned so much in this field and worked witht the best co-workers. Feeling good about what you do and How it is made for all electronics used out in the industry. The hardest part is suiting up in bunnysuits for cleanroom but did this for 26 years.
Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Camas, Washington – November 8, 2012
Process engineering work is very challenging but most of the challenges are do to process tools that lack capability and managements desire to save money by not purchasing equipment or spare parts to make the process capable. Some of the tools are 20 years old in many cases. My fellow process engineers and equipment engineers worked very hard and are of the highest quality both as technical people and people who are the kind of people you would enjoy working with. I came with a lot of experience in a more advanced environment so I can't say that I learned much. The management team beyond the 1st level managers are not terribly qualified. I did not see much in the way of a vision for improving product quality or manufacturability. Every new device has it's own recipe created without regard to fitting into other processes which would streamline manufacturing. The section heads which are the 1st level of management are solid but don't always support each other sufficiently.