Freescale Semiconductor
3.1 of 5 514 reviews
www.freescale.com Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.1 514 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe

Gregg Lowe

(122 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Freescale Semiconductor great place to work! The "Freescale Way"

Global Procurement (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for less than a year

ProsSince Gregg Lowe took over two years ago the culture has improved significantly and has made Freescale the innovative, creative, collaborative high tech company for the future. Smart people, creating cutting edge technologies in a great work environment. The compensation and benefit plans can't be beat! Market leaders in every way.

ConsLike any other global company of this size, disparate systems and data exist. Makes life difficult at times, but intentional focus on streamlining processes will improve this in the future.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on pulling together teams cross-funtionally to achieve greater overall results across the organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked for 31 years it's a great company to work for.

Group Lead (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsAfter one year ,you get 12 hours a month on vacation,and holiday paid.There's opportunities
for advancements.

ConsPlenty of room for advancement and time off

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good run rate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very Good experience, good company to work with, very good work culture

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of learning, new opportunities, work on new technology, good work life balance

Consnothing .. everything good...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Finally after years of turbulance, this is a very refined company that is very enjoyable to work for

Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

ProsEach team's responsibility is actually being seriously considered. No longer are the days where design throws a marginal product over the fence and moves on to the next marginal product. We finally are designing products with DFT in mind, and manufacturing foresight. Management has been very supportive in encouraging bottom up intelligence.
The quality of new management is very high with most having PHD's with the mindset to address very intricate issues that have been negatively impacting the company forever. They also are very good at backing off a bad idea. When the lower ranking employees revolt over a bad idea, they listen and make the intelligent decision. This never happened when the likes of Klaus were mismanaging the place.
They have invested in mid-level marketing to get the word out to new customers that has resulted in exciting new prospects that have been filling the pipelines. The company has a startup atmosphere.

ConsThe company is constantly redefining itself so you never know how long the current vision is going to last. Any manufacturing that requires U.S. support is very thin on manpower. The amount of new paperwork in the future looks like a mountain of documentation. Hopefully this will be implemented with intelligence.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe current management has a great vision and execution plan. Hopefully we are planning for the long term. Keep listening to the rank and file. Some of the ideas look very risky and may need tweaking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked on RF transceivers, its interaction with modem on 2G, 3G cellular

Senior Staff Scientist (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

Prossalary, work load, fellow engineers,

Consnot competitive, exited cellular, promotion not fully merit based

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Experience at Freescale. Great work life balance.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsSmart people that work hard.

ConsThere are none at the moment

Advice to Senior ManagementLove the direction under Greg Lowe. Palpable change is noticeable by all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for ~ highly recommended

Device Engineer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsGreat work/life balance, salaries competitive with options of bonus based off performance, great upper level management, co-workers highly motivated, great atmosphere with great benefits.

ConsCould be long hours since it is manufacturing, however most employees are aware of this when they apply.

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Information Technology full time

Information Technology (Current Employee)

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

ProsFreescale Information Technology employees and contractors are located around the globe. The various teams are very skilled at planning, coordinating and executing projects that are highly cross-functional and complex. IT and the business units have strong integration and mutual respect.

ConsProject deadlines are sometimes very aggressive. Freescale is not unique in this. I can't think of anything else that is negative to share.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to realize that people are a company's greatest asset. When an economic downturn happens look for creative ways to reduce operating expenses.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Summer intern in computer science college student

College Summer Intern (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat location great benefits great mentors great resources

ConsVery narrow work focus ,somewhat lonesome to be plugged into a computer screen alone for long hours other workers very intense without social skills

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate group think sessions get interactions to inspire team spirit n some laughter n joy in the work. Creat some competitions so teams rally around a project n do some work interactively

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A career can be what you make of it

Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

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

ProsThey have some exciting technology.
There are lots of speaking and travel opportunities.
There are lots of writing opportunities.
The company allows you to be creative and incentivizes individuals to come up with innovative ideas.

ConsThere is a lot of unnecessary email traffic sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp employees achieve their potential

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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