Freescale Semiconductor
3.2 of 5 558 reviews
www.freescale.com Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.2 558 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe

Gregg Lowe

(145 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Lots of learning, new opportunities, work on new technology, good work life balance"
    in 75 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 15 reviews
  • "Too much political infighting and constant jockeying for the "upper hand" by senior management"
    in 14 reviews
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    Freescale Chandler Fab, work hard and get no recognition.

    Equipment Maintenance Technician (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsI get a paycheck every two weeks.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

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

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    Mostly Stable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMostly Stable, if you have your foot in the door, you can create a nice niche for yourself and be valued.

    ConsManagement wildly unstable, no unified direction

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Went from a good to horrible place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, decent pay, and some good people to work with.

    ConsNo work life balance, was once a collaborative group and team and became a place where people complained to anyone who listened instead of facing the issue head on; team work is no where to be found. People don't appreciate the work that is done; no one says thank you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement, both within the businesses as well as the Human Resources Department (who really run the business), needs to learn to say thank you to the ranks for the work that they do; promote an open and direct line of communication; and hire Human Resources personnel who are knowledgeable, know how to manage and who can keep information confidential.

    No, I would not 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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    A stable innovator but not many career advancement opportunities for young professional

    Supply Chain (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsOrganization is stable and a lot of product innovations; strong pioneer in automative and networking business

    ConsGrowth opportunity is limited due to huge debt

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to focus on keeping talent in the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsLots of Upward mobility, opportunities for advancement was there.

    ConsSold to Freescale, did not remain in business. I did not get the opportunity to go to Freescale

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoved the company

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

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    Freescale Semiconductor great place to work! The "Freescale Way"

    Global Procurement (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsSince Gregg Lowe took over two years ago the culture has improved significantly and has made Freescale the innovative, creative, collaborative high tech company for the future. Smart people, creating cutting edge technologies in a great work environment. The compensation and benefit plans can't be beat! Market leaders in every way.

    ConsLike any other global company of this size, disparate systems and data exist. Makes life difficult at times, but intentional focus on streamlining processes will improve this in the future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on pulling together teams cross-funtionally to achieve greater overall results across the organization.

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

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    Good company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood environment, smart people around

    ConsFor SOftware developers/IT developers, can look for more exciting projects elsewhere but good to start with

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    Lots of potential repeatedly frittered away

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsExcellent people in the trenches, good benefits.

    ConsConstant management shuffle, short-term thinking regularly wrecks long-term strategies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked for 31 years it's a great company to work for.

    Group Lead (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsAfter one year ,you get 12 hours a month on vacation,and holiday paid.There's opportunities
    for advancements.

    ConsPlenty of room for advancement and time off

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good run rate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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