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Fairchild Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Mark S. Thompson
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  • Great place for Electrical Engineers and Computer Engineers in Maine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in South Portland, ME
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in South Portland, ME

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor as an intern (less than a year)


    - Relaxed work place
    - Many good managers with engineering background
    - Willing to provide training and enrichment
    - Free Coffee, good cafeteria


    - Company goals/strategy were a moving target
    - Resistance to change to new software tools

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    Need to settle on a market segment and stick with it. I also found there was a disconnect between the strategy level and implementation level. Need to open up those lines of communication and be willing to listen, explain, and discuss.

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Fairchild Semiconductor Interviews

Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

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    Interview candidates seem to be touched by too many different people in the company before they join the company. The interview process is long and drawn out. I was contacted by the HR recruiter, scheduler and hiring manager at times, and it wasn't clear who led/owned the hiring process. This confusion continued with the offer and my first day of orientation.

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Website www.fairchildsemi.com
Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (FCS)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Fairchild Semiconductor International is hardly a babe in the woods when it comes to making chips. One of the world's oldest chip companies, Fairchild makes semiconductors for tens of thousands of customers in the automotive, computer, consumer electronics, industrial, mobile, and communications markets. Its diversified product line includes logic chips, discrete power and signal components, optoelectronics, and many types of analog and mixed-signal chips. The company subcontracts a small amount of its fabrication, assembly, and test operations to companies that include... More

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