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15 year employee, but looking

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Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good people. Interesting products to work on.

Cons

Salaries in some jobs seem depressed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees. Many Parmer Lane employees are leaving because of the move to Oak Hill. I understand the company problems kept raises out of the picture the last few years, but hiring is picking up, so you need to at least take care of your top people.

Recommends
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  1. Fabulous technical experience, lousy management and lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with lots of smart people, solve interesting and technically challenging problems, and deliver products that are changing the world.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, vision, and viable roadmaps. Too much political infighting and constant jockeying for the "upper hand" by senior management. Financial situation is precarious due to the huge debt service caused by the leveraged buyout a few years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what can/does really differentiate Freescale from the rest of the pack. Get rid of useless levels of management and bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - FAB in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - FAB in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The semiconductor industry provides a unique working environment with good pay and benefits. Learning experiences every day and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Overly complicated methods of performing daily routines, excessive meetings, too many plans for cost savings with no action. Management does not trust subordinates. Under-utilization of resources and placement of employees outside their skillset due to excessive organizational changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees what they need and get out of their way. When you have a plan to reduce cost or improve employees' skills, pull the trigger and invest in their abilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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