ON Semiconductor

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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
116 Reviews
2.9
116 Reviews
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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62 Ratings

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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  1.  

    ON Semi Pocatello

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Hours while in school. Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Tuition Reimbursement, Advancement opportunities, training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    not great, not bad

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

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, pretty stress free work.

    Cons

    not much support from upper management, they are afraid to spend money. forced vacations and pay freezes while acquiring other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Could be so much better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good, growing company, but no frills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose site of fundamentals as the company grows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to start then become only sufficient

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No organic growth, no corporate strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ON 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Traditional semiconductor company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good at commodity IC domain,good on IC packaging

    Cons

    Not tech leader in IC industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, interesting work, BAD manager!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Technician  in  Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Systems Technician in Pocatello, ID

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring managers to lead groups, it will make a difference!

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    n/a

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    sanyo acquisition. Revenue and Profit growth opportunity

    Cons

    too many Aquisitions happen in a shor time frame

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, but treated as a number.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in American Fork, UT

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    The 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!)

    Cons

    After 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give 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!

    Disapproves of CEO

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