Freescale Semiconductor
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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Dec 17, 2013
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80% Approve of the CEO

Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe

Gregg Lowe

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A storied company that lost its way

Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsNice people, independence, wide range of activities, experiences, good facilities, workout room, campus

ConsCompensation, constant re-orgs, change in strategy, management, an onerous debt that was taken on to fund an outrageous LBO

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Incredibly frustrating

Pee-on (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsReally good people that care about the company and the customer. PTO was generous, in general everybody was courteous and friendly.

ConsThe salary was not even close to what the market offers, the benefits cost the employee plenty, incredibly inept middle management, the mountain of debt stifles innovation (organic, or inability to acquire), the "senior management team" were VERY well compensated via salary and equity then leave a few years later.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have no credibility, you need to listen to what folks are saying and put in place initiatives and plans that prove that you really care about the company and the people. Lead, don't manage.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

Prosinternational exposure was great experience

Consunrealistic workload, not sustainable by one person

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too structured!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsToday, the company is really structured for fresh-outs. A fresh-out will learn a lot

ConsProject Management has been instituted to the point that free thinking is pretty much not allowed. You must follow the "process" without differing, or suffer the consequences. An experienced engineer will be frustrated. Promotions are hard to come by. Many jobs have been moved overseas (China).

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many dead-end jobs have been created in the last 10 years, through consolidation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Do not create anymore

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsBig budgets for equipment
Talented people to work with.
Good weather.
Excellent time off and very little requirements to get anything done.

ConsThey are chasing the competition instead of inventing new products.
They do not know anything about software, but they think they do.
They are terrible at providing customer support.
They use legal devices to try and defeat the competition instead of competing honestly.
Management is very very very bad.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to sell software that you don't know anything about.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long hours, little reward

Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsSomewhat competitive salaries, good benefits

ConsNo bonus, no raise, long hours

Advice to Senior ManagementWe got our first bonus in 2 years and it was a joke. I'm a high performer C5 employee, this "bonus" doesn't cut it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible Schedule, Great products, and great customers

ConsNo direction from leadership and lack of new products

Advice to Senior Managementbetter sales and marketing alignment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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slow dying company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

Prosvacation package is good, flexible schedule

ConsNeed to flush out most of the mid-level manager

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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FAB (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for less than a year

ProsThe semiconductor industry provides a unique working environment with good pay and benefits. Learning experiences every day and friendly co-workers.

ConsOverly complicated methods of performing daily routines, excessive meetings, too many plans for cost savings with no action. Management does not trust subordinates. Under-utilization of resources and placement of employees outside their skillset due to excessive organizational changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees what they need and get out of their way. When you have a plan to reduce cost or improve employees' skills, pull the trigger and invest in their abilities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, poor management. Going through CEO's like candy.

IT Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsGood benefits package, Onsite cafeteria with good food. Safe working environment.

ConsOverburdened with debt from leveraged buyout. Managers have lost their animal instincts and seem more concerned with not getting tagged with a bad mark.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop outsourcing everything in sight. Those low bid contractors are going to impact your bottom line in a negative way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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