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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
617 Reviews
3.6
617 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 72 reviews)

  • Smart people, creating cutting edge technologies in a great work environment (in 36 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diverse opportunities, promote from within philosphy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (less than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    seems going out of the quandary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Company with history and experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people around you are of at least 15 years of experience, which is very beneficial in analog circuits

    Cons

    Building and facility is old

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (less than an 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Good company to work

    Current Employee - Systems Architect
    Current Employee - Systems Architect

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (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

  8.  

    Corporate culture is ill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (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
  9.  

    Getting better, I hope

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Freescale has decent compensation, good benefits, challenging problems, and often you get great colleagues to work with, bright and experienced.

    Cons

    Depending on where you are in the company and your management, a job can be great or a slow-motion disaster. The company has been in austerity mode for a long time, shedding people, just now working on getting fresh blood. Parts of the company are way over-managed, underfunded and understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Totally Neutral

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - That Person in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - That Person in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best work life balance I've ever seen but in a successful company with a good outlook the work life balance should NEVER be this good. Five stars on WL balance just means the bar is so low it's being milked right into the ground.

    Cons

    Don't even bother if you are a self starter highly motivated technical person.
    Antiquated. Old School - in the bad way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is radical but it's the RedPill Truth. Anyone in management that has never had any other job outside Freescale or previously Motorola should automatically go on sabbatical where they have to acquire and hold down a job at some other company for some duration as a prereq for return. Immediately. Yes, that would mean a whole lot of people suddenly went missing, don't worry, they mostly wouldn't be missed. The few good people in that bunch would appreciate the perspective. Hopefully the must useless 25% of the bunch would just commit suicide when faced with the reality that they had not useful skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Freescale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Etch Operator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Etch Operator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (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

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