Freescale Semiconductor

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Not a great place to work...

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

Pros

Good reputation and very stable company

Cons

Management is not really good

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your employees

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people to work with; but antiqued infrastructure and technologies make working very difficult.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Freescale has very good policies on governing employee's behaviors and conducts. As a result, most employees are honest, ethical, hard-working, generally nice, and easy to work with. You are treated with respect, and people are willing to help each other out when the needed. During project crunch time, most people, within reason, are willing to put in extraordinary efforts, working late into the night and on weekends, to get the job done. And management, depending on the group you work, has generally done a good job recognizing the extra efforts. The compensation and benefits are generally good, again depends on the group you work at. The bottom-line is that, as long as you put in your fair share of efforts, have a positive attitude, willing to be flexible and helpful to others, you will fit in really well in Freescale.

    Cons

    Semiconductor is a tough business to be in, and Freescale has done a poor job to position itself to be leading edge. The technologies, equipments, IT resources, and infrastructures are definitely out-of-date. Engineers are frustrated at using their computers; modern software and database not being used to store and retrieve information efficiently (email is our main tool for information exchange and data storage!). Equipments used for manufacturing and testing of semiconductors are old and difficult to use. New equipments are being deployed, but at a bureaucratically slow pace. In the meantime, more pressure is being put on to get the projects done quicker. However, the supporting infrastructure does not exist to support this level of quick turn around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk, honestly, with the people who are doing the actual work, and listen, really listen, to their concerns on the difficulties that they face everyday on the job. Make positive changes to help these people so they can get their jobs done more efficiently, which in turn make the whole company prosper.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pay more attention to developing your employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate. in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate. in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Good Pay and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited promotional opportunities. No structured career plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to develop employees at the manufacturing level.

    Doesn't Recommend
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