Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
575 Reviews

3.5
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Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great working environment

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    State of the art electronics design and testing

    Cons

    Still some of the Motorola stigma from some of the former Mot personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for cross departmental training and development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a good and learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Slot Attendant  in  San Jacinto, CA
    Former Employee - Slot Attendant in San Jacinto, CA

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    met a lot of nice people

    Cons

    wrong people were always promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when they have been with the company for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great positive momentum both in the market and in corporate culture. Good mix of internal and external hires and nice focus on recent graduate hiring. Internet of things is a hugely exciting growth potential.

    Cons

    Cyclical semiconductor market creates an ugly ebb and flow of expense pressures. Still some pockets of old and slow Motorola culture that haven't been refreshed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward with new culture and leadership refresh to gain openness and nimbleness throughout the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company for the time there

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

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - RF Design Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - RF Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place for work, lots of learning opportunities. People are always open for help. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Management hierarchy is unclear. Chance of getting exploited. Deadlines are pretty short sometimes requiring long working hours to finish up the projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Pay

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay compared to other companies
    Employees are great
    Time work is great
    Great company and great products and businesses we support.

    Cons

    Managers are the worst, they are 2 faced. Work hours are unbearable and they are not making it better. Numerous conference calls. No room for moving around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very political with a big gap between upper management and management

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and so it the vacation/holiday times.

    Cons

    big disconnect between management and employess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Red Tape needs to go away so execution of project road maps can be executed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good place to collaborate across functions. Open to ideas.

    Cons

    Too structured for comfort in routine tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recognize talent & contribution at all levels

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Networking Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team, Good technology and Products today and great customer base. Compensation is good and comparable to the market. Typically stays median. Employee development is reasonably good.

    Cons

    Competition is quite aggressive and the company need to expand the business in addition to enjoying the laurels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company need to adopt to the market changes in the networking business much more aggressively and utilize the technology, People & customer base better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company has excellent senior leadership and a strong engineering community. CEO actually meets with engineers in the lab or at lunch and is open to hearing/solving issues. HR team both understands the business and how to motivate employees. Customer orientation is strong. Company objectives are clear and consistent for the last few years.

    Cons

    Some middle managers are risk averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing - it is appreciated and working.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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