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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
597 Reviews
3.6
597 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)

  • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freescale Chandler Fab, work hard and get no recognition.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2.  

    Mostly Stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went from a good to horrible place to work.

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, and some good people to work with.

    Cons

    No work life balance, was once a collaborative group and team and became a place where people complained to anyone who listened instead of facing the issue head on; team work is no where to be found. People don't appreciate the work that is done; no one says thank you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, both within the businesses as well as the Human Resources Department (who really run the business), needs to learn to say thank you to the ranks for the work that they do; promote an open and direct line of communication; and hire Human Resources personnel who are knowledgeable, know how to manage and who can keep information confidential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not as Friendly as the old Motorola

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good benefits,

    Cons

    Layoffs are frequent, business can be sporadic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    SOC Integration Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SOC Integration Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SOC Integration Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (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
  7.  

    Really great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Austin, TX

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

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (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
  10.  

    Freescale Semiconductor great place to work! The "Freescale Way"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Since Gregg Lowe took over two years ago the culture has improved significantly and has made Freescale the innovative, creative, collaborative high tech company for the future. Smart people, creating cutting edge technologies in a great work environment. The compensation and benefit plans can't be beat! Market leaders in every way.

    Cons

    Like any other global company of this size, disparate systems and data exist. Makes life difficult at times, but intentional focus on streamlining processes will improve this in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on pulling together teams cross-funtionally to achieve greater overall results across the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of potential repeatedly frittered away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent people in the trenches, good benefits.

    Cons

    Constant management shuffle, short-term thinking regularly wrecks long-term strategies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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