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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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3.0 208 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe

Gregg Lowe

(49 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In most sitesorganizations managers were very flexible in terms of telecommuting, work-life balance(in 76 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule for salaried employees, depending on manager(in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Global company, you work 24 hours a day and weekends; no work life balance,(in 16 reviews)

  • It lacks senior management decision oriented approach(in 15 reviews)

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    Diverse opportunities, promote from within philosphy.

    Human Resources (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsIncreased investment in internal technology
    Great work-life balance
    Large network
    Encourage internal mobility and promoting from within

    ConsCould use more paid time off

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep encouraging employees to move within the company for a better and more diverse experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Process Engineer

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood environment with lots of training opportunities. Management cares about making sure that you get the training and support that is required to complete projects.

    ConsIt is not required, but in order to get all of the work completed you need to work a decent amount of hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Corporate culture is ill

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsIt's a steady paycheck. A few pool and foosball tables have been set up around the campus, and the on-site cafeteria and gym are very nice.

    ConsWork-life balance is terrible. Chronically understaffed and overburdened, with a corporate initiative to hire nothing but fresh-out-of-college from here on out. Management expects full production quality and quantity, but only provides pilot resources. Critical vacancies remain unfilled, and teams are fracturing. Every personnel loss stretches us closer to the break point.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the experience that is leaving the company because the working conditions are getting so bad. New paint and fancy walkways do nothing to improve morale, and asking us to train new-hires in addition to an already maxed out workload is straining us to breaking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Totally Neutral

    That Person (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsBest work life balance I've ever seen but in a successful company with a good outlook the work life balance should NEVER be this good. Five stars on WL balance just means the bar is so low it's being milked right into the ground.

    ConsDon't even bother if you are a self starter highly motivated technical person.
    Antiquated. Old School - in the bad way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is radical but it's the RedPill Truth. Anyone in management that has never had any other job outside Freescale or previously Motorola should automatically go on sabbatical where they have to acquire and hold down a job at some other company for some duration as a prereq for return. Immediately. Yes, that would mean a whole lot of people suddenly went missing, don't worry, they mostly wouldn't be missed. The few good people in that bunch would appreciate the perspective. Hopefully the must useless 25% of the bunch would just commit suicide when faced with the reality that they had not useful skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Freescale

    Etch Operator (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood environment, pay & benefits

    ConsAdjusting to changing management aka revolving door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to lead by example.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it is good experience

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosworking on new technology in embedded

    Consno problem in this organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Like every job, it has its goods and bads, ups and downs.

    R&D Engineering Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsIf you like working for a large, corporate, industry leader in Austin, TX, Freescale may work for you.

    ConsSemiconductor industry is very cyclical. There were many hiring/firing (layoffs) cycles in the time that I worked there (13 years), but I guess that is just the nature of the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe best advice I could give would be to spend more money and resources on planning so Freescale is affected as little as possible by the cyclical nature of semiconductors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not as Friendly as the old Motorola

    Manager (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood salary and good benefits,

    ConsLayoffs are frequent, business can be sporadic

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more visible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SOC Integration Engineer

    SOC Integration Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood pay, some nice coworkers, interesting projects.

    ConsGlobal design team, tight design schedule, layoffs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really great company

    Global Customer Supply Specialist (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsEstablished processes
    Good work life balance
    Benefits
    ESOP

    ConsTop management changed frequently
    Glass ceiling is low
    Good ole boy network still thrives

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your front line, listen to their pain points and hold managers accountable and to higher standards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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