Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good luck with the merger

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

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bunch of people. Willing to stick their neck out to make strides

    Cons

    Not very good at planning. Way too much shooting from the hip. and when things go bad, the employees suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Get into the details of what your first and mid level managers are doing. You'd be surprised to find out how much money and time is being waited


  2. Software & Application Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about embedded software

    Cons

    Boring place to work, not a creative environment


  3. stable

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Pros

    culture, location, people, products, project difficulty

    Cons

    culture,poor management training, poor strategy

    Advice to Management

    need more management training/strategy


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Technical Documentation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay and, for the most part, really nice people.

    Cons

    Worst manager I have ever worked for in my life. Upper management is happy to ignore problems because they have no idea how to manage technical publications. I was #9 in a long list of contractors hired to work for a micro-managing, lives in 80s technology, power-mongering B.

    Advice to Management

    Never put a low-level manager under a middle manager who has no concept of what the low-level manager is doing. And, for God sakes, if a department has gone through 9 contractors in the past 2 years, get a clue!


  6. Excellent company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    successful company, good product, smart people

    Cons

    none, I dont have anything negative to say

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Very innovative although hampered by budget and slow business growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very innovative compared to their larger competitors. Good opportunities to move up if you show a lot of initiative

    Cons

    Highly political in some groups - transfer or leave - don't join in on the politics or you'll find you're too afraid to work anywhere else because now you've forgotten how to be succesful based on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Come down hard on individual contributors and managers that play politics and window dress. It is the one thing that holds the company back immensely.


  8. General review

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Freescale is engaged in a broad array of product techonogies and market segments

    Cons

    Driven by private equity investor intrests


  9. Helpful (1)

    Average work at best

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team of engineers, challenging problems.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Changing strategy constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down the middle management


  10. Interesting and good experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Eng in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Eng in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice people, interesting tasks and never boring

    Cons

    Some departments are very well organized, while some are not much

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate expectation and time lines better


  11. Helpful (2)

    Overall good company to work. Decent work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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