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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
608 Reviews
3.6
608 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In most sitesorganizations managers were very flexible in terms of telecommuting, work-life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule for salaried employees, depending on manager (in 35 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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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    For what it is worth, they promote the BS types. Not the people who do the actual work. The engineering staff sucks.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    If you can BS on a full time basis. This is the place to work. The supervisors will eat it up. There is no connection between actual productivity and performance evaluation. But if you are a total slacker and run your yap, you will be promoted. Regardless of your actual qualifications.

    Cons

    I have had only 2 or 3 supervisors over the 18 years I have worked for Motorola/Freescale with post secondary education. See above. Freescale makes very bad hiring/promotion decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a formal education at a tier 1 university. UT-Austin is just down the road for crying out loud. I did it, you can too.

    Lose the PC/Diversity/Envirowhacko crap. It is annoying, and counter productive. This crap came from Stalin himself you morons. Let's make money. Devise a system to track actual performance to eliminate the BS'ers from the equation.

    Do we really have to wait for an employee to scrap a quarter million dollars of product to fire them? Really? I own every production record in every module across four factories. Zero scrap. We are talking almost 19 years here. Tell me again why I am not promoted?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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 (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.  

    Constant change. Unpredictable work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (more than an 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
  11. 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 (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

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