Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated June 27, 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. 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.


  2. 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


  3. 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.


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  5. 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


  6. 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!


  7. 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.


  8. Salary

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    Current Employee - Fabrication Specialist in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Fabrication Specialist in West Jordan, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairchild Semiconductor has a fair benefits program along with a good choice of medical health care options. Dental coverage for full-time employees is also an option.

    Cons

    Fairchild Semiconductor will start you at a minimum wage and part-time hours. Depending on the supervisor it will be very hard to get any kind of a merit increase.

    Advice to Management

    The Management in Utah picks the worst people possible to be the operations supervisors. These individuals have very poor people skills.


  9. Watch your back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor

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

    Pros

    The building is air conditioned.

    Cons

    Change at the top caused chaos


  10. OK Nivung everything offshore

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good People, good benefits, poor long term outlook

    Cons

    Limited carrer opportunities, mgmt focused on moving mfg to subcontractors


  11. Too bad they decided to close the facility.

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and learn new areas. Great benefits. I love the people.

    Cons

    The attitude tends to be a lot of "it wasn't my fault, it is your fault." Management argues a lot without actually going into the Fab to see what's really happening. Facility is closing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to play the blame game, and just focus on working together to find a solution.



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