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Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Austin, TX

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

Pros

I'd have to quote management on this one " at least you have a job"

Cons

Raises are not based on performances, metrics, results and or abilities. Perception, appearance and just finding yourself in the in crowd is all that matters.

Management is out of touch, rude, unappreciative, and they don't care about their employees.

They are glorified politicians pretending to care as they saturate their days with meetings and buzz words in an effort to avoid working on anything or helping out in anyway.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change management , and I don't mean rotate them I mean get rid of them and replace them with managers who can:
1.) provide career direction for their employers
2.) provide professional feedback and assistance towards your goals.
3.) have ethics and MANAGEMENT training as a prerequisite.
4.) stop acting busy as a middle man and DO SOMETHING.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Freescale employment environment as seen by an ASIC Design Verification Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Verification Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Verification Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    - Freescale has typical complement of employee benefits
    - Freescale has room for growth in extensive facilities in Austin, TX, and Phoenix, AZ, areas.
    - Although some product lines were discontinued, freescale still has several major product lines to offer many interesting and challenging jobs.

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for lateral and/or interdepartmental employee initiated transfers.
    - Has an employee evaluation methodology that is sometimes brutal - rating and discharge requirements seem distant and unrelated to project needs, resulting in disruptions and slipped schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to re-evaluate the IT support program. Windows-based system support is outsourced and seems to receive acceptable response. The Linux-based systems, where most of the ASIC and IC development engineering is done, are supported internally. Unfortunately the internal support group is severely short-handed - so responsiveness is sometimes non-existant. Management needs to properly support this most critical part of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    difficulty finding placement

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    Former Employee - Rotation Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Rotation Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    excellent experience in different areas on the business.

    Cons

    only problem was finding placement after the rotation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    only hire as much as you can find placement for, not more.

    No opinion of CEO
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