Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Lost at sea

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Wants to innovate but without doing anything different from what they've always done

    Cons

    Change requires effort, and too many employees don't want to work more than the bare minimum

  2. Luck counts. Right?

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    Good benefits. It's close to home.

    Cons

    hard to find management that actually cares.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone has a part in this company making it good.

  3. Long Term Retired Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

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

    Pros

    Benefits early in my career were very good but degraded over time.

    Cons

    Company went downhill when it went public. No long term vision.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Recent changes make it a less desirable place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Finance in South Portland, ME

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salaries, good benefits including equity comp and good people to work with at the Maine location

    Cons

    New senior management has moved most upper level jobs out of Maine which can restrict growth opportunities at this location. Recurring restructuring and layoffs are common.

  6. Helpful (1)

    The highest paid in manufacturing do the least work. Is this typical?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in South Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Operator in South Portland, ME

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits package OK. The job beats digging ditches. We work a 3 on/3 off schedule.

    Cons

    I am around a bunch of LAZY people! And they get paid more than me. Am I the only one who notices this? How is it company loyalty whethey've been sitting around for 30 yrs doing nothing?

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead wood and compensate the ones who actually do the work!

  7. A company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company name recognition, world wide presence

    Cons

    Hiring from outside vs promotion from within, lack of growth opportunities,

  8. analog ic design engineer

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment, good team work

    Cons

    too much politics in the management

    Advice to Management

    don't be too harsh

  9. disappointing. No room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Didn't have to try very hard. Didn't seem like anyone was trying that hard either.

    Cons

    Boring work. Always send place at best in the industry. There was nothing nee or interesting with this job.

  10. Great Opportunity With a Limited Life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Provided a challenging environment that never allowing things to become boring or tedious. Had the opportunity to get creative with the job and explore possible solutions that were outside the normal thinking process.

    Cons

    Fairchild has decided to close the fab and move production to another plant. This has obviously left everyone looking for new employment. Life in semiconductors is like a roller coaster, lots of ups and downs with no steady periods.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to not take things personally with employees when things go wrong. We're working hard to keep things running too. Listen to operators as they know more than you may think they do.

  11. 25 Year employee line maintenance. Wish it go on for 20 more

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Maintenance in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Line Maintenance in West Jordan, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and middle management. Family atmosphere will be greatly missed.

    Cons

    Was a great place to work couldn't wait to go to work had a great sense accomplishment thbefore new upper management came and killed everythinmanufacturing'm sure they were trying to cut overhead but in doing so may have cut the throat of the company, it seems to be dying a slow and painful death. Jobs are being transferred overseas and all the great development engineer's have been let go.

    Upper management talks of new products coming out but when it takes over a year to transfer a product how can a new product be developed in time.

    I have heard from upper management that they care about all employees and want the best for them but will put them out if they don't give into there ways.

    As a last note if you are an American you will have no lasting job with this company for before this new regime gets through there will be no manufacturing jobs in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful what you ask for, you may just get

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