NXP Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
112 Reviews
3.3
112 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer()  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Test Engineer() in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at NXP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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

    Smart engineers, confused investors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NXP full-time

    Pros

    great technology and passionate engineers

    Cons

    stock options turned out to be less than attractive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NXP full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Think less about returns to PE and more about long term future of the company and its people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great group of colleagues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NXP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    NXP 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.

    Cons

    Current 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep Company strong.
    Keep bonus compensation realistically achievable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Greed Beyond Belief

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NXP

    Pros

    Pay scale is at a reasonable level.

    Cons

    Soul-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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NXP

    Pros

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

    Cons

    blind 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfortunate NXP

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    Former Employee - Design Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NXP

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Decide, 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.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Franz snatches defeat from the jaws of almost certain victory.

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at NXP

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    no belief and trust in people, equals no success

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    Current Employee - Production Manager  in  East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Production Manager in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at NXP

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    At 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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still the same as when Philips

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at NXP

    Pros

    People generally treat each other like human beings.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Disapproves of CEO

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