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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor

Pros

Pay, bonus and benefits above average

Cons

Constantly shifting product focus dilutes peoples efforts

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a direction and stay focused.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Fairchild Semiconductor

  1.  

    Low pay, low stress

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    Current Employee - Manufacturer  in  South Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Manufacturer in South Portland, ME

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    Its very much a team environment at fairchild, where you can come to depend on others to share the work load with. There isn't much stress that comes along wiht the job, as long as you do what you're supposed to you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Starting pay isn't very high and form what I've heard it takes a while to start earning some good money. Unless you went to school for computer engineering or have taken courses in cmputer programming finding career growth withnin the company may be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more importance on planning and logistics when structuring each site.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great company to work for if you can handle the boom and bust nature of the semiconductor industry.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  South Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in South Portland, ME

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    Fairchild allows for a good work/life balance with managers being flexible with hours and schedules to accomodate outside work activities. Most people enjoy working there and due to several rounds of layoffs there are almost no bad attitude employees remaining. Everyone is easy to get along with and the work is fast paced and challenging.

    Cons

    Due to the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, periodic layoffs, shutdowns, furloughs etc. seem to come on an every 2-3 year cycle. Due to the low rate of turnover there are not a lot of opportunities for career advancement that become available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at times is too involved in the day to day operations. Step back and work on the big picture and allow the front line workers to do their job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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