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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
ON Semiconductor – “On Semiconductor”

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3.1 113 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson

Keith D. Jackson

(61 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on role work/life balance is pretty good (few people put in more work than they have to)(in 8 reviews)

  • Some very good people work at ON Semi(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • politics, intimidation, humiliation as motivation, old boy network(in 4 reviews)

  • very low opportunity for career advancement (your current position is likely yours for 10 years)(in 3 reviews)

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    OK to work

    Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsLarge company, ok business, Large company, ok business,

    Consthis company is kind of cheap on spending. bad health insurance

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

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    Could be so much better

    Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee) Pocatello, ID

    ProsThe people in the trenches are great. The Design teams have been able to design some very difficult chips.

    ConsThe pay is nothing to write home about. The benefits used to be great and they are slowly whittling those down to where I could get better benefits working at Costco.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your engineers like they are disposable assets. It is difficult to get people to want to move to Idaho, where there are no other options for employment if things don't go well. You should be working harder to maintain the good engineers you already have here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good, growing company, but no frills.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell managed. Clear vision. Good growth (acquisitions). Value driver is operational excellence.

    ConsCompany runs quite lean... no frills, weak succession planning. Product portfolio is sturdy, but "me too"... not leading edge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose site of fundamentals as the company grows.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great to start then become only sufficient

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGreat place to do your 3 first years. Lot of diversity/access in simple products.

    ConsNo organic growth, no corporate strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementON Semiconductor has know a great development since it's creation but now the technologies and markets are evolving. The company needs a vision to keep the pace of the semiconductor industry, a consistent strategy of investment for long term. Everything is short sighted.

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

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    Traditional semiconductor company

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood at commodity IC domain,good on IC packaging

    ConsNot tech leader in IC industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay, interesting work, BAD manager!

    Systems Technician (Current Employee) Pocatello, ID

    ProsThe work is fast paced and interesting. The pay is competitive, and the offered benefits are really good.

    ConsManagement is several departments are very poor. This company often promotes based on seniority, not by any measurable leadership abilities.
    For example:My manager is really bad at all things related to leadership, but really knows how to do the individual jobs of his team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart hiring managers to lead groups, it will make a difference!

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    n/a

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Prossanyo acquisition. Revenue and Profit growth opportunity

    Constoo many Aquisitions happen in a shor time frame

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, but treated as a number.

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) American Fork, UT

    ProsThe design work in the Custom and Foundry Products (former AMIS) is interesting and rewarding. There are always new projects coming down the pipe, so designers get to shift gears regularly and develop circuits for different applications. Project leads and immediate supervisors are very understanding about spending time with family, etc. (i.e. having a life outside of work!)

    ConsAfter the AMIS aquisition, it really seems that upper management does not care much at all about the employees. Things are done "for the good of the company," which I suppose ultimately means good for the employee (insofar as it creates job stability), but it's hard to be excited working for a company that pinches pennies so tightly. The ON "entity" doesn't seem to care about the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the resources to lower-level managers to reward employees, set incentives, and give reasonable raises.

    Don't make press releases that may cause the stock to drop in the two-week ESPP interim before employees can sell.

    ON has been represented as a "performance-based" company. However, the only bonuses and pay-cuts I've seen have been company-wide. Reward the performers!

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    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee) Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    ProsDoing good with people all around the world within ON Semi's networks

    ConsSalary is not as good as what people expected

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    An excellent work environment that keeps you learning and challenged, but poor corporate culture hampers motivation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of interesting work, and there's always something new to learn. Keeps you challenged.

    ConsVery poor corporate culture. Get an obvious sense that the company doesn't care too much about the employees, only the shareholders and making profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn my opinion, employees are what make up the heart of the system. If it's not fed well, it will start to deteriorate, just like our bodies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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