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NXP Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 107 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

NXP President and CEO Rick Clemmer

Rick Clemmer

(45 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • As an European employer, NXP has great work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • good working environment with nice colleagues (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Cost cutting on the cards , LAYOFFS ON THE CARDS - Beware (in 4 reviews)

  • The dynamic nature of the organisation makes that in the past years quite a few came people and left the company (in 3 reviews)

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    Great Work Environment

    Test Engineer() (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ

    ProsColleagues are Friendly, working hard, and very smart. Highly likely growing company. The working pace is reasonable.

    ConsThe management teams care nothing but money. And benefits and compensations are quite disappointing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart engineers, confused investors

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat technology and passionate engineers

    Consstock options turned out to be less than attractive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company at the end of a transition from large relaxed European corporate to PE owned to Publicly traded.

    Engineering Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros- Technologically deep
    - Getting to be a strong business oriented culture - thanks to PE ownership
    - Focusing on markets which fit the european mindset now
    - Good people orientation (till 2010 - not sure now)
    - Good work life balance (till 2010 - not sure now)

    Cons- Europe centric decision making, lots of power point paper tigers
    - PE ownership has destroyed a lot of the old culture and values of the company
    - Any cuts always get made in USA first and Europe second
    - PEs constantly meddle at corporate HQ with new ideas and initiatives leading to lots of overload

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink less about returns to PE and more about long term future of the company and its people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great group of colleagues

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNXP has provided a very good work environment for over 10 years.
    Automotive division is very strong.
    Professional work environment
    Customers like NXP because we are reliable.

    ConsCurrent direction is unclear due to the Investment firm equity groups that are linked to the company.
    General cuts across the board have made plenty of work for the rest of the employees. Strategic hiring may be the result of the general cuts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep Company strong.
    Keep bonus compensation realistically achievable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Greed Beyond Belief

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay scale is at a reasonable level.

    ConsSoul-less owners (KKR). They will sell and do anything to maximize profits. They say they care about employees but their actions speak louder than words. Employees mean nothing unless you can maximize their profits and you are gone the second your usefulness is complete. They will not even match 401K benefits even though they made a profit. There is no job opportunity nor training budget. At least Philips made good profits with a soul.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell NXP to someone else that cares about the human race instead of your next quarters stock payouts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    look elsewhere

    Director (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prossalary and health benefits, which are not a long-term prospect for anyone based in the US

    Consblind preservation for anything Eindhoven. totally old school "european battleship" that is unable to understand marketing, innovation and risk taking with emerging technologies and products. endless loop discussions unless you blindly follow the mandates from unqualified managers in Eindhoven.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside the company for innovative managers and move HQ out of Eindhoven to dislodge the entrenched. good luck with that considering european employment laws.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unfortunate NXP

    Design Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsThe old Philips Semiconductors was a great company. NXP, after the buyout, has (still) some of that great stuff: Technologies, People. There are some great products under development. The support that can be had from the Central organizations is great.

    ConsIf your not in Eindhoven the big downside is that the risk of being 'rightsized' is high. In particular in the USA. It seems NXP is not willing to invest in the USA.
    The way NXP is going now, it will not survive. Too much debt, no 'killer' project, too much direction changes, and far too much reorganizations in short succession.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide, decide, decide. NXP is not (should not be) a United Nations where Management "Teams" say one thing, and each individual mamber then executes something different in their Units.

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    Franz snatches defeat from the jaws of almost certain victory.

    Senior Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) East Fishkill, NY

    ProsThe people here are very talented , dedicated, and decent people. We have an outstanding team, and for that reason alone I look forward to coming to work each day. There are not too many chrontic complainers. The work is technically challenging and for the most part, there is freedom to be creative and develop solutions the way you think best fits the need and stays within cost guidelines.

    At NXP, as in all work places, there are political hurdles to be overcome, but at the end of the reason usually prevails, at least at our site, locally.

    ConsWe are waiting to be sold or closed. The very top management has clearly not done right by their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease quit and find a new line of work. You have made a royal mess of the company. Within two years you have turned a significant opportunity into disaster. You have literally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    no belief and trust in people, equals no success

    Production Manager (Current Employee) East Fishkill, NY

    ProsThe production employees on the manufacturing floor. They are truly committed to the success of the business. Even after numerous "take aways" they still remain focussed and committed to quality transactions.

    ConsAt East Fishkill, NY, the upper management team does not readily practice open communication. There is enormous micromanagement being practiced and promotion of team against team instead of productive teamwork. During shutdowns or closings, senior managment wants to know names of employees working so that "they" can ensure the correct folks are in place, not the manager whom knows the area of the folks themselves. Engineering 1st line management, and the engineers themselves, will go to the Mfg 2nd line manager for any questions or requests instead of the Production manager. The 2nd line managers allow this to continue and when confronted with the topic they just state that they didn't mean anything by it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the people you have working for you and get back to the philosophy that only through the people can you be successful. Also, understand that it is a manufacturing facility, not an engineering facility and thus all focus should be centered around the manufacturing arena.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Still the same as when Philips

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople generally treat each other like human beings.

    ConsThe saying goes: "If you're not Dutch, you're not much." It's true. Your opinions and ideas are mostly ignored unless you're from the motherland.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your less senior management. Get in touch with what's happening at the bottom. Don't be afraid to make changes. Make NXP a global company, not a Dutch company.

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