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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews in Chandler, AZ

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
572 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    Good company for the time there

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    People, compensation, benefits, flexibility, location, travel opportunities, mobile device management, more features accessible via cloud, innovation, HR, 401K

    Cons

    Politics, semiconductor business cycles, consistency between business units, already reorganizing, relative performance, competition, preferential to corporate headquarters, prefers younger employees, growing cost reduction pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freescale Chandler Fab, work hard and get no recognition.

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    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    I get a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    Very stressful work and almost always understaffed. Every shift does things different and complains about each other. Very poor business practices. The engineering group is useless, 75% of the engineers could be fired and the place would be fine. There is too much Motorola dead weight. Most of the stress is related to the engineering group not understanding or doing their job. Engineering shows up to collect a check, not to make anyone's job easier. I can't wait to find a new job. I have been working in this hellish nightmare for 5 years and want out badly. Only work at freescale if you are collecting a check. You will not find any future working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't care about education or how hard you work. They are old Motorola and have a good old boy network. Management moves people up if they like you and you do everything they say. I have a BS and an MS degree and management promotes people that have neither. It is like the old saying " it's not what you know, but who you know". That is how Freescale operates. Management needs to make serious changes. Many employees feel the same way, but are to scared to voice their opinion. The freescale way is reactive and not proactive. The past 5 years of my working career have been a waste, I can't wait to find a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Top Heavy Managerment

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    Current Employee - Equipment Technician  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    A Lot of Senior People

    Cons

    Staff on the Fab floor is too light.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reduce headcount in the office area and increase Fab head count. Reduce the amount of meetings per day. Not value added.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Freescale Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Great people in the Phx area

    Cons

    Heavy governance from Austin Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging, cross-cultural, cutting edge, growth-filled, wonderfully stressful.

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer II Systems Specialist  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Engineer II Systems Specialist in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    You will be surrounded by individuals that are at the top of the industry as professionals. The environment is mature, respectful, you will be rated by your peers. As fair a work environment as you could wish for.

    Cons

    Relectless professionalism will never let you rest. Be ready to work at the top of your game with no hope of respite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your buddies to come in a trash systems that work. This kind of 'good-ole-boy' networking hurts the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It Started Great But The Company Left US All

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    The people were awesome and talented.

    Cons

    The management at the time was confused, but I hear things are changing now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop destroying your company from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Freescale Semiconductor Company Review

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    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Freescale Semiconductor has excellent benefits and treats there employees fairly. They are a continuously growing company and have are always creating new and better products. They will be around for several years to come.

    Cons

    Freescale Semiconductor's product line is limited "mainly" to the automotive industry. Therefore if there is a downturn in the automotive industry there is a slow down at the factory. In recent years there has been little or no annual raises to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should give more positive feedback to it's employees. As far as compensation goes, even a small raise is a good thing to an employee. Years of no raises will cause employees to look elsewhere for better opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freescale has a lot of work to do

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. I worked there for 13 years. Used to be Motorola. Leverage buyout resulted in a lot of debt - too much debt. Makes chips for automotive and cell phone markets. High quality and reliability of products is a must for this market. Professional and knowledgable employees. Allow personal time and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Losing competitiveness with Asia companies. Company is really struggling now. High technology used to be a good market to work in, but now it is down, way down. Probabaly best if Freescale merges with someone like ST or TI. They need a twelve inch fab in USA, but cannot afford one now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more efficient, merge with another company

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freescale a fair and honest company that cares about its associates and it's customers

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    I have worked for Freescale for 14 years. I am a single mom with four children. I work in the manufacturing part of the company. This is a great company with excellent benefits. They care about their associates and try to work with them not against them. They make great products, We have parts in the Blackberry, Electrolux Steam Dryer, Samsung Flat Screen Televisions, several micro controllers for automotive.There are so many things we make that we use in our every day lives. They care about 5s and follow the rules to make sure the plant is running a clean and safe work environment. I would buy any of these products they are a trust worthy company and I trust everything that I make even the air bags for my kids when I drive them in my car.The CEOS for Freescale all took a pay cut to try and help us through the economic crisis. I am proud of them for making these choices while other executives on Wall Street are giving themselves bonuses in this critical time.

    Cons

    They are 12 hour sifts in Manufacturing. They are long days but it is nice to have the three and four days off every other weekto spend with your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I thank them for making the neccessay cuts to keep us in business.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great place to work if you value your time outside of work

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Most managers are flexible when you need time off assuming you are there when they really need you.

    Cons

    Some groups are too territorial and unwilling to share information that would benefit the company as a whole. There are still a lot of 'old school' employees who complain about everything and seem to be just treading water until they retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on openness and sharing among the different business groups and fabs.

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