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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.2 559 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

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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    Good work culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to collaborate across functions. Open to ideas.

    ConsToo structured for comfort in routine tasks

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to recognize talent & contribution at all levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant change. Unpredictable work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome great bright people still left from the Motorola days. Good products.

    ConsConstant turnover, especially of key people with product and process knowledge make this a confusing and unstable place to work. Major changes at the top levels create an unstable culture that sends confusing messages to employees about where the company is going.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open and transparent with employees. Increase trust at all levels. The company's success depends on it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Networking Group

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis 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.

    ConsSome middle managers are risk averse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing - it is appreciated and working.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    seems going out of the quandary

    Design Engineer II (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ

    ProsGreat technological accumulation, smart and nice people
    nice work/life balance, flexible working hours
    targeted market is growing fast

    Conslarge debt owed
    working culture varies vastly among different business groups
    some projects not well organized

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain people more as they would be the most valuable assets of the company.
    Don't always complain on other groups during cooperation, it does nothing helpful.

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

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    Good place to start, but not necessarily a good place to make a long term career

    Global Customer Supply Chain Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsIn most sitesorganizations managers were very flexible in terms of telecommuting, work-life balance. There is alot of great people you can learn from

    ConsNot good for long term carrer in terms of opportunities you are basically limited to apply for opportunities in your current site there was not support for relocation: this leaves people working on remote sites totally out of opportunities. Salary is from average to below average, company is always looking to give as less as posible to the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should really do something to keep the great people they have and attract more talented people, better salaries and oportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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

     

    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery casual work environment. People are great.

    ConsIt's the semiconductor industry. It has it's ups and downs.

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    Good people, shackled by debt

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, fair amount of flexibility with regard to working from home. Good potential to learn a lot technically.

    ConsDecisions tend to be short term, most likely due to pressure of the debt repayment. It is difficult to plan out longer term development, since focus seems to be on generating numbers for metrics. Some decisions are short sighted, showing short term gains in numbers, but in the longer term, killing work and development towards key goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the long view, invest in your employee's professional growth. A little more consideration of work-life balance will be welcome.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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