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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 Reviews
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on role work/life balance is pretty good (few people put in more work than they have to) (in 9 reviews)

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


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

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

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  1.  

    Very interesting work in a slow-moving company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Applications Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of intelligent people. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    The leftovers of downsizing are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep jobs in US.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place, not too much pressure.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    No much work pressure compared to TI or other start ups. Do not need much extra working time. There were little job for me to do everyday when I had the internship there. And 70% of the employee left work at 5 or 5.30PM. More time for yourself.

    Cons

    Can't see opportunity. Do this job for the rest of your life. Too many meetings for a design engineer which makes it little time for design considerations. The company don't focus on technology, they focus on marketing: buying and selling companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more time building up the atmosphere.

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

    AMI Semiconductor was a great place to work before being bought out by ON.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Location. Small town Pocatello is a great place to live and work.

    Cons

    Management and company culture suffered after the acquisition by ON.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    a so so place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life is relatively flexible

    Cons

    No room for advancement mostly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ON Semi Pocatello

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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
  7.  

    not great, not bad

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    • 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
  8.  

    OK to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Could be so much better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Great Company, Needs work on teamwork

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    The company was a great one to work for, the managers and employees within the various groups were pleasant to work with. There was open communication when issues would arise. There were many events created to show employee appreciation, which sometimes lacks at other companies - they did it very well. Cafeteria food was accessible and edible and saved time and money instead of going out to eat every day.

    Cons

    Group collaboration outside of the engineering roles needed a little work, it was very hierarchical and had limited creative resources. Decision making was slow, on several fronts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to begin a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Provides a great jumpstart for new college graduates for any discipline.
    Above average pay for the geographical area.
    Generally flexible with work schedule and personal life.
    410k plan is good. Matches dollar for dollar up to 4%.
    Plenty of free covered parking!
    Coworkers are great depending on the group.

    Cons

    Health care options have been reduced over the years. The "options" are you elect coverage or no coverage. Only an 80/20 high-deductible plan is offered.
    Highly layoff prone mainly due to poor acquisitions: Sanyo and Catalyst. Companies acquired lose money like it is going out of style and this ultimately hurts the core business. Layoffs, multiple furloughs in a calendar year (supplemented by vacation if you have some left).
    Many of the former Motorola employees are grandfathered in positions for the sake of the Good Ole Boy network while lacking a formal education as well as ambition.
    Many individual contributors and executive management have left to go to competitors who offer a stable environment, benefits, strong team dynamics, pay and strategic vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When developing a strategic plan, make sure it a long term plan that does not change every 6 months. This kills product portfolios and hurts morale for those who put in the effort to drive those same portfolios to be a success.
    Make the hard decisions to remove employees who do not have the necessary skill set. No one likes to fire people; however, those who lack the required engineering background and/or do not care are a drag on those employees who do.
    Place a moratorium on acquisitions. It is outrageous to find out a couple of years into an acquisition that they are losing money and pull the company down overall. Who is minding the ship?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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