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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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Global Customer Supply Chain Specialist
    Former Employee - Global Customer Supply Chain Specialist

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Constant change. Unpredictable work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Constant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be open and transparent with employees. Increase trust at all levels. The company's success depends on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people, shackled by debt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Decisions 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diverse opportunities, promote from within philosphy.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Increased investment in internal technology
    Great work-life balance
    Large network
    Encourage internal mobility and promoting from within

    Cons

    Could use more paid time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging employees to move within the company for a better and more diverse experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    seems going out of the quandary

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Process Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment with lots of training opportunities. Management cares about making sure that you get the training and support that is required to complete projects.

    Cons

    It is not required, but in order to get all of the work completed you need to work a decent amount of hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Very casual work environment. People are great.

    Cons

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

  9.  

    Good company to work

    Current Employee - Systems Architect
    Current Employee - Systems Architect

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Senior management listens to people.
    * Decent and Good Salary.
    * Good benefits
    * Gives chance to suggest ideas and allow architects to work on new concepts

    Cons

    * Typical challenges associated with global companies having offices in various timezones

  10.  

    Corporate culture is ill

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

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

    Pros

    It's a steady paycheck. A few pool and foosball tables have been set up around the campus, and the on-site cafeteria and gym are very nice.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is terrible. Chronically understaffed and overburdened, with a corporate initiative to hire nothing but fresh-out-of-college from here on out. Management expects full production quality and quantity, but only provides pilot resources. Critical vacancies remain unfilled, and teams are fracturing. Every personnel loss stretches us closer to the break point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the experience that is leaving the company because the working conditions are getting so bad. New paint and fancy walkways do nothing to improve morale, and asking us to train new-hires in addition to an already maxed out workload is straining us to breaking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    it is good experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    working on new technology in embedded

    Cons

    no problem in this organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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