National Semiconductor

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National Semiconductor President & CEO & Chairman Donald Macleod
Donald Macleod
38 Ratings

    It was a great company to work for before the TI took over.

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    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)


    The formal National Semiconductor CEO Brian Halla sucked.


    Not sure what it would be.

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National Semiconductor Interviews

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    Senior Telecommunication Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Semiconductor.

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    I sent a resume to NSC and they contacted me to come in for a interview. I was interviewed by my future NCO in Charge. We chatted for a while and I learned that he was retired from the Navy and I advised him I was retired. After that we talked about the position and I was hired.

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    I was not able to negotiate the salary I wanted but it was only a few hundred dollars different.
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National Semiconductor Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010

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Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By Texas Instruments
Founded 1959
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

National Semiconductor has an international reputation for semiconductors. The pioneering chip maker offers a variety of integrated circuits (ICs), especially analog and mixed-signal (blending analog and digital functions) chips. Its products focus on analog chips, which transform physical information -- light, sound, pressure, even radio waves -- into data that a computer can use. National Semi's chips are used in wireless, networking, medical, solar, automotive, and industrial applications. It gets more than 75% of sales from customers outside the US, largely to contract... More

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