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Great place to begin a career

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Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Provides a great jumpstart for new college graduates for any discipline.
Above average pay for the geographical area.
Generally flexible with work schedule and personal life.
410k plan is good. Matches dollar for dollar up to 4%.
Plenty of free covered parking!
Coworkers are great depending on the group.

Cons

Health care options have been reduced over the years. The "options" are you elect coverage or no coverage. Only an 80/20 high-deductible plan is offered.
Highly layoff prone mainly due to poor acquisitions: Sanyo and Catalyst. Companies acquired lose money like it is going out of style and this ultimately hurts the core business. Layoffs, multiple furloughs in a calendar year (supplemented by vacation if you have some left).
Many of the former Motorola employees are grandfathered in positions for the sake of the Good Ole Boy network while lacking a formal education as well as ambition.
Many individual contributors and executive management have left to go to competitors who offer a stable environment, benefits, strong team dynamics, pay and strategic vision.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When developing a strategic plan, make sure it a long term plan that does not change every 6 months. This kills product portfolios and hurts morale for those who put in the effort to drive those same portfolios to be a success.
Make the hard decisions to remove employees who do not have the necessary skill set. No one likes to fire people; however, those who lack the required engineering background and/or do not care are a drag on those employees who do.
Place a moratorium on acquisitions. It is outrageous to find out a couple of years into an acquisition that they are losing money and pull the company down overall. Who is minding the ship?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for ON Semiconductor

  1.  

    Start in Semiconductor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good start in microelectronics with good basic training

    Cons

    Not competitive with raises or advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salary scale for employees and advancement opportunites

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good, growing company, but no frills.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    Well managed. Clear vision. Good growth (acquisitions). Value driver is operational excellence.

    Cons

    Company runs quite lean... no frills, weak succession planning. Product portfolio is sturdy, but "me too"... not leading edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose site of fundamentals as the company grows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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