Fairchild Semiconductor

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Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
90 Reviews
2.7
90 Reviews
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Fairchild Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Mark S. Thompson
Mark S. Thompson
54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working conditions, pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Worked with great people many of them with the company 15 (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There are many stories of upper management having "walls' between them and baseline employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Management is encouraging office politics (in 3 reviews)

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22 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    innovative and reliable products

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    own its own Fab, large portfolio of devices, great customer support

    Cons

    higher prices comes with higher quality, and may not work for teir II, or III electronic manufactures

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to be better company but not clear..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work and life balance
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    Not enough experience & resources to move next level of products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fairchild

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    To many ups and downs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs a hub. Management to scatted a crossed the globe.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor as an intern

    Pros

    The people are really nice and good at their respective jobs.

    Cons

    Be ready for a lot of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    They take care of their employees, but experience will vary with manager.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intermediate Engineer Project Lead  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Intermediate Engineer Project Lead in Portland, ME

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The HR people I dealt with were all very helpful and friendly. There are pockets of excellence in strategic thinking, and people who are subject matter experts.

    Cons

    Management often has unclear or conflicting messages. There is pervasive mediocrity that is difficult to cut through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more power to the proven agents of change. Don't swamp good people with firefighting.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    At the forefront of technology - great place to work and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    We worked at a remote site for Fairchild. The work environment was relaxed and, at the same time, intense, but always, enjoyable. The employees, at our site and other offices (East and West coast corporate), are exceptional. In today's marketplace, when comparing Fairchild to many other corporate entities, Fairchild stands out as they care for their employees. It was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, in the corporate world, nothing lasts forever. After many local lay-offs over several years, our facility was finally closed. Many of the final employees were offered relocation packages. Those who were not, were offered reasonable and fair separation packages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Yearly roller coaster, but great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, company matching 401k, flexible times for personal reasons

    Cons

    Often hits hard times around Q4. Likes to perform layoffs as part of short-term cost-cutting measure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously analyze the effects of short-term cost cutting measures that affect long-term results! People are your most valuable resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn and gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment to learn and grow

    Cons

    There is too much fragmentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less fragmentation and top managements need to step in to have better collaborative work between groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for both career advancement and family life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FAE  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - FAE in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company is driven to do well but also leaves room for having life outside of work. Pay and benefits are very good. Plan going forward is solid with good focus. Excellent Strategic customer focus through out the company.

    Cons

    Poor Regional Sales plan with to much focus on regional revenue (shipping) and not enough focus on growing design wins and working across regions to grow second level revenue. Learning to have more upside capacity but slow to setup causing severe pain in regional sales chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on grow brand awareness and winning sockets, less focus on losing sockets based on price at CM. Focus and teamwork on important end equipments and winning at the top customers. Utilize the knowledge gained here to produce better support material to be used by both regional sales and distribution to expand customer pool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Facilities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you want to know the right way to run a facilities dept... maint, eng, eviro, etc. Fairchild SoPo does it right and by the book. Great place to work.

    Best site managment team I've worked for.

    Cons

    like anywhere else, do more with less. Everyone is spread very thin but thats better than staring layoffs in face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better health ins... copays too high for specialists.
    Need to bring back stock purchase plan.
    401K match could be better.
    gimme gimme gimme

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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