Freescale Semiconductor

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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
652 Reviews
3.4
652 Reviews
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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 72 reviews)

  • Smart people, creating cutting edge technologies in a great work environment (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Global company, you work 24 hours a day and weekends; no work life balance," (in 16 reviews) (in 18 reviews)

  • It lacks senior management decision oriented approach (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's been good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Enjoy the time off, good people.

    Cons

    Not seeing a clear path for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good company to work. Decent work life balance

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

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Stable job. decent compensation. 5% 401k matching. 22 PTO for new hire (no sick days).

    Cons

    No training for new hire. Some managers are people managers instead of technical managers. Can be political sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure middle management serves a role. Foster technical community instead of being so product driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. A good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    The pay is excellent and you get to work with really smart people and learn a lot from them. Most managers are flexible regarding telecommuting and work hours.

    Cons

    They seem to be laying off some highly skilled and experienced people for younger employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what your employee can do in another position before laying them off. You may lose some really good people without realizing what you have. Not very many women are in high-level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    its good working with the company....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Each and Every employee is friendly and jovial....

    Cons

    I could not find any thing bad with the company...Everything is good

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Productive experience. Learned alot

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    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Helpful peers. Compensation

    Cons

    No full time opportunities after internship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good technology company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good place to learn different skills

    Cons

    too frequent re-orgs and changes

    Recommends
  8.  

    Sr maintenance technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    It is great company and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sr. Equipment engineering technician

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    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for and great CEO in Gregg Lowe. The company is now making money and made the culture a much better place to work for.

    Cons

    Some old timers that doesn't do much work but gets rewarded for spending more time entertaining the supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top upper management but not so much in front line manufacturing supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Growing company building strong portfolios

    Cons

    Consumer market is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce process and managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Flexible hours, decent work

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer II
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Decent work. Very flexible work hours and telecommute options in most teams. Some very talented people in every team, and you can learn a lot if you want to.

    Cons

    Has not kept up with the market, atleast in terms of digital design/verification. Old tools and languages, lot of broken IP that they refused to fix or get rid of in spite of repeated problems. Low bonus no stock options (only an employee share purchase plan). Overall, not a very recommended option for career growth currently.

    Doesn't Recommend
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