Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Fairchild Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Mark S. Thompson
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Pros
  • Good working conditions, pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • I will miss the great people that work there too (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management created a poisoned atmosphere to work at (in 8 reviews)

  • Life in semiconductors is like a roller coaster, lots of ups and downs with no steady periods (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in South Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in South Portland, ME

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People who work here are extremely friendly and ready to help.

    Cons

    No good training for fresh out of college grads. Very laid back attitude.( Pro and Con)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fab Operator

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    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator in South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator in South Portland, ME

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, met some great people while working there.

    Cons

    Manufacturing hours were tough, 12 hour shift.

    Advice to Management

    Applaud employees for a job well done, often.


  3. Human Resource Mgmt

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Welcoming environment- changing to open collaborate work place -Great Benefits -Great Staff

    Cons

    -Currently in the stage of remodeling location which has made a few things difficult but excited to see the new changes


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  5. Operator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sink Etch Operator II in West Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Sink Etch Operator II in West Jordan, UT

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The other operators you work with are very helpful and willing to share their knowledge. The benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    The plant in Midvale, Utah is shut down. Upper management is very hard to work with, they act like the operators are not competent enough to know how to do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Your greatest asset to the company walks through the doors every day.


  6. senior manufacturing specialist

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    worked here for more than 30 years. Great job, fun people. Family environment, work with very little supervision.

    Cons

    Closing the plant in West Jordan. Too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you for your Greed. If you are a true American you would be taking care of your own.


  7. overview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    Global company that gives chance to learn how to work across cultures

    Cons

    a lot of change in management


  8. Helpful (2)

    Still searching for a strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Managed to hold on to a few good technologists. Money in the bank to acquire IP, unless Vijay spent it all on branding and cool furniture/office ergonomics.

    Cons

    Hiring too many ex-TIers and National rejects (the bottom 20% of their organization). Shutting down East coast development and expanding West coast development at a 20% salary premium seems financially irresponsible. The company is like a rudderless ship just floating around hoping to hit land

    Advice to Management

    Time to bring in the triage Management team to put some lipstick on the pig, find a suitor and sell. The shareholders deserve better than this. Thompson is in way over his head. He hasn't moved the needle in years.


  9. IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    compaby had good pay and benefits

    Cons

    at the expense of poor working conditions, management


  10. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for, benefits are good, co-workers are awesome!

    Cons

    Closing the doors and sending work over seas!

    Advice to Management

    Corporate managers have failed by closing the SLC facility, we have been the heart of this company for years!


  11. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Process Sustaining Engineer in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Process Sustaining Engineer in West Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairchild was a great company, competitive pay and benefits, with good work to life balance

    Cons

    They decided to shut down our plant, even though we met every goal that was given to us.



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