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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 Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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 Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014

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    Started with a phone interview where I was asked about my projects, some questions on Python (associative arrays), commands in Linux to open,edit,close,copy a file etc., differences between function & task, questions on tools listed on my resume.
    Questions asked onsite - setup/hold time, interrupts, level shifters, synchronous/asynchronous design.
    Interviewers were very friendly and it was a good experience overall.

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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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