ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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Pros
  • good work-life balance, pretty stress free work (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people to work with in engineering (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • not much support from upper management, they are afraid to spend money (in 4 reviews)

  • The health insurance had high deductible (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There were not many pro's to working at ON. I worked their for two years and was very disappointed with the work environment and my manager.

    Cons

    Very strange work environment. Most groups keep to themselves and don't talk outside their bubble. Most people don't seem happy in their current position and are always concerned about being laid off. There is a lot of turnover and people are constantly coming and going.

    Advice to Management

    Management always seems to be reactive instead of proactive. If the company has one bad quarter people shouldn't be looking over their shoulder wondering if they are getting laid off.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Very average

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the few large multinational headquartered companies in Phoenix. Acquisitive. Pay is above average.

    Cons

    Motorola bureaucracy endures. Old mainframe systems. Lots of tribal knowledge. Veteran employees hoard knowledge as a way for job security. No appetite to modernize. Good old boy network very alive and well. Status quo. Don't rock the boat. Lots of offshoring. Expect US employees to accommodate Europe and Asia time zones. Very egalitarian. VPs and above can fly business class while rank and file go coach.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should be replaced. Stock price has gone nowhere. Someone should buy ON and put them out of their misery.


  3. Limiting career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Predictable place to work.

    Cons

    Oversized corporation bogged down with politics and political correctness. Its main objectives are to avoid litigation and keep big government contracts.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good people - ok company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The employees are great hard working individuals with great collaboration.

    Cons

    Management and HR does not value the talent and experience of human resources.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything can be done in low cost regions. There is value to keeping high skilled jobs in a high skill region versus off shoring everything from A to Z.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not the worst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Engineer

    I worked at ON Semiconductor part-time

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, interesting end product

    Cons

    Bad management, horrible benefits, unrealistic expectations


  7. Helpful (2)

    Its a paycheck...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gresham, OR

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with in engineering No dress-code Generally casual atmosphere in engineering They appear to be growing strong and have not had a layoff or furlough in a couple of years

    Cons

    Poor labor practices in manufacturing operations (long temp-to-hire process) Poor review, promotion, and raise structure ~50 hours per week mandatory (poor work-life balance) Overly compartmentalized Slightly below industry average for wages and benefits (and getting worse: health insurance gets worse every year, raises are very small)

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason all the other companies in the area are picking off your experienced engineers: you can get paid better, and get better benefits anywhere else. The 10 month delay between review and raise/promotion is a mockery of the review process. Try respecting your employees a little more. You make them work hard enough, why not reward them when the company is doing record business? If this is how good it gets when the company is doing great, I would hate to see it when the company is taking a downturn.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Just under average

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people on my team are great. Among team members there is no back-stabbing or ladder climbing. These people are thinning due to attrition and multiple years of the effects of the "Cons" section, but there are still good groups of people in isolated places.

    Cons

    From the corporate level down they have a strategy of "just under industry average". That extends to rate of hiring, amount of people staffed on projects, quality of projects, compensation, benefits, technology, IP, etc. This theory was actually stated in those words at an HR meet-and-greet.

    Advice to Management

    It is a global market. If you want to be a winner, you have to lead. You don't lead by following. Get a vision and back it. Hire good people and believe them when they tell you something.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing through acquisition allows ability to try different manager level positions.

    Cons

    To advance to director level you must be in good old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Senior Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice town to work in

    Cons

    No change to move up, stale team members, no one ever moves on and chance for advancement in a small town in 0

    Advice to Management

    Do your homework, allow advancement withing the ranks.


  11. Need to do more for employee morale

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for movement and growth around the company (ie will allow to transfer easily between departments). Will look good on a resume as it is a large international company. Lets you work from home as often as you want, flex schedule

    Cons

    Forced time off, negative vacation! Hire horrible, inexperienced managers. Very political environment with lots of office drama.

    Advice to Management

    Do better research on your new hires. Get rid of the old workers who are eating up the payroll and maybe we wouldn't have to take so much forced time off. And do something nice for your employees!



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