National Semiconductor was acquired by Texas Instruments after I left the company. While I was there, I found the work both challenging and stimulating, and the work environment very supportive. The company rewarded its successful contributors with a generous bonus and stock compensation plan (both actual and options). Assuming the TI environment is as good as the NSC environment, I would have no problem recommending this employer to others.
Managment need to listen to their people, the job that we do in the Security Control center is not easy. Management needs to give credit to the work we do, we only get criticized.
As a manager I would focus on my new hires more to help develop them. You can't expect new hires to learn and grow without any actual training. Managers need to help guide training directly instead of pushing them off on their team members without notice or direction.