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ON Semiconductor Reviews

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

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3.1 112 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

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

Keith D. Jackson

(60 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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    Good place to work

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee) Seremban (Malaysia)

    ProsGood compensation package. People are friendly to work with

    ConsA bit lay back in term of working culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great Company, Needs work on teamwork

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsGroup 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to begin a career

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsProvides 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.

    ConsHealth 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 Senior ManagementWhen 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?

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

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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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    Supply Chain Analyst

    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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    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 Engineers, Bad Managers

    Design Engineer (Former Employee) Pocatello, ID

    ProsGood Engineering Team
    Lot to learn, and lot to do
    A good chance to work on different types of projects

    ConsBad managers with very less technical inclination
    Projects fail all the time but nothing is done to change, or do things differently
    A failure never results in better practices, or a change in methodology.
    Top management too conservative
    Pay is probably the lowest in the industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementA tech company should be run like one.

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

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