Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
574 Reviews

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Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe
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Pros
  • In most sitesorganizations managers were very flexible in terms of telecommuting, work-life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule for salaried employees, depending on manager (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Global company, you work 24 hours a day and weekends; no work life balance, (in 16 reviews)

  • It lacks senior management decision oriented approach (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company for the time there

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    People, compensation, benefits, flexibility, location, travel opportunities, mobile device management, more features accessible via cloud, innovation, HR, 401K

    Cons

    Politics, semiconductor business cycles, consistency between business units, already reorganizing, relative performance, competition, preferential to corporate headquarters, prefers younger employees, growing cost reduction pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diverse opportunities, promote from within philosphy.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Increased investment in internal technology
    Great work-life balance
    Large network
    Encourage internal mobility and promoting from within

    Cons

    Could use more paid time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging employees to move within the company for a better and more diverse experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This company has excellent senior leadership and a strong engineering community. CEO actually meets with engineers in the lab or at lunch and is open to hearing/solving issues. HR team both understands the business and how to motivate employees. Customer orientation is strong. Company objectives are clear and consistent for the last few years.

    Cons

    Some middle managers are risk averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing - it is appreciated and working.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it is good experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    working on new technology in embedded

    Cons

    no problem in this organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Lots of Upward mobility, opportunities for advancement was there.

    Cons

    Sold to Freescale, did not remain in business. I did not get the opportunity to go to Freescale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Freescale Semiconductor great place to work! The "Freescale Way"

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    Current Employee - Global Procurement  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Since 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.

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Group Lead  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Plenty of room for advancement and time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good run rate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Each 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    nothing .. everything good...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    salary, work load, fellow engineers,

    Cons

    not competitive, exited cellular, promotion not fully merit based

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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