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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
589 Reviews
3.5
589 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 79 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule for salaried employees, depending on manager (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Global company, you work 24 hours a day and weekends; no work life balance," (in 16 reviews) (in 17 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working at Freescale

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    Former Employee - Etch Operator  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Etch Operator in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good environment, pay & benefits

    Cons

    Adjusting to changing management aka revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead by example.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freescale Chandler Fab, work hard and get no recognition.

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    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    I get a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    Very stressful work and almost always understaffed. Every shift does things different and complains about each other. Very poor business practices. The engineering group is useless, 75% of the engineers could be fired and the place would be fine. There is too much Motorola dead weight. Most of the stress is related to the engineering group not understanding or doing their job. Engineering shows up to collect a check, not to make anyone's job easier. I can't wait to find a new job. I have been working in this hellish nightmare for 5 years and want out badly. Only work at freescale if you are collecting a check. You will not find any future working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't care about education or how hard you work. They are old Motorola and have a good old boy network. Management moves people up if they like you and you do everything they say. I have a BS and an MS degree and management promotes people that have neither. It is like the old saying " it's not what you know, but who you know". That is how Freescale operates. Management needs to make serious changes. Many employees feel the same way, but are to scared to voice their opinion. The freescale way is reactive and not proactive. The past 5 years of my working career have been a waste, I can't wait to find a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mostly Stable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    Mostly Stable, if you have your foot in the door, you can create a nice niche for yourself and be valued.

    Cons

    Management wildly unstable, no unified direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
  6.  

    Like every job, it has its goods and bads, ups and downs.

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineering Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - R&D Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    If you like working for a large, corporate, industry leader in Austin, TX, Freescale may work for you.

    Cons

    Semiconductor industry is very cyclical. There were many hiring/firing (layoffs) cycles in the time that I worked there (13 years), but I guess that is just the nature of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice I could give would be to spend more money and resources on planning so Freescale is affected as little as possible by the cyclical nature of semiconductors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great pay and benefits. emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    No complaints so far. It's all good.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SOC Integration Engineer

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    Former Employee - SOC Integration Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SOC Integration Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, some nice coworkers, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Global design team, tight design schedule, layoffs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Really great company

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    Former Employee - Global Customer Supply Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Global Customer Supply Specialist in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Established processes
    Good work life balance
    Benefits
    ESOP

    Cons

    Top management changed frequently
    Glass ceiling is low
    Good ole boy network still thrives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your front line, listen to their pain points and hold managers accountable and to higher standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A stable innovator but not many career advancement opportunities for young professional

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Organization is stable and a lot of product innovations; strong pioneer in automative and networking business

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is limited due to huge debt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on keeping talent in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Lots of Upward mobility, opportunities for advancement was there.

    Cons

    Sold to Freescale, did not remain in business. I did not get the opportunity to go to Freescale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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