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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
ON Semiconductor – “On Semiconductor”

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3.1 112 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson

Keith D. Jackson

(61 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on role work/life balance is pretty good (few people put in more work than they have to)(in 8 reviews)

  • Some very good people work at ON Semi(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • politics, intimidation, humiliation as motivation, old boy network(in 4 reviews)

  • very low opportunity for career advancement (your current position is likely yours for 10 years)(in 3 reviews)

112 Employee Reviews
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    It's a Job

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Pocatello, ID

    ProsHigh paying, especially for the area.

    ConsKnown for laying people off. Engineers are over worked and expected to perform many more roles and handle much more product than at other semiconductor companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't expect engineers to do the job of 3 people and still expect them to stay with the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, but boring.

    Manufacturing Process Intern (Former Employee) Gresham, OR

    ProsBetter pay and benefits than other industries.

    ConsSuffers the same problems that all semiconductor manufacturing companies do. The work is repetitive, unrewarding, and unstimulating. It's impossible to make changes, no matter how good they look, and it's difficult to learn things because no one knows the answers to a lot of questions and you can't do experiments to figure them out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnshackle your engineers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCoworkers are enjoyable to work with; global company so able to gain insight and cross cultural competence; multiple acquisitions in short span of time.

    ConsNo opportunities to grow within the company; no promotion from within; low employee morale; cost cutting has deeply affected employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more flexibility to employees; disburse work out evenly; provide more feedback and training; offer more lunch and learns to improve skill sets

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dead end job, good for starter job and end-of-careers jobs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed atmosphere.
    Co-workers are likely to help you on question, issues.
    All levels of local management can be personally contacted.

    ConsNo significant raises/bonuses for employees.
    Employees take pay cuts when economy is down, management takes raises/bonuses/benefits when economy is good.
    Middle management is not locally based, and communication with then is often poor to very poor.
    Promotion is not based on skills, but on personal relationships

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership seems to be disconnected with employees and don't have a clue what is happening on the workplace. Criticism is frowned upon.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great stepping stone in career development, poor job security

    Business Unit Planning Manager (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Pros-Great place to build resume
    -Good salary, decent benefits
    -Knowledgeable coworkers and staff
    -Opportunities to act in several managerial and analyst roles
    -Gave me a decent severance package after laying me off, even though my tenure was only 5 months

    Cons-Absolutely no job security, no tenure is safe
    -Layoffs are very frequent
    -Almost every new hire I met quit after a few months
    -Low morale, somewhat depressing atmosphere
    -Constant griping and complaining behind managers' backs, especially from engineers
    -Bureaucracy is pretty rampant, especially with frequent organizational shakeups
    -Rivalry within parts of the company, especially due to cultural differences
    -Strong push to offshore analyst and manager positions to Shenzhen, including the one I held.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more lean with hiring workforces, don't hire and layoff in such a short cycle. Focus on making a less mercenary work culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Procurement Director screamed and yelled and was highly insulting to both staff and vendors.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsMany of the people in various departments and business units are well intentioned and work well together.

    ConsProcurement department management drives away staff and insults vendors. Teaming with internal customers is strongly discouraged. And HR doesn't seem to care.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house in the Procurement department's management. ON should function as a team, and it hasn't been for awhile now.

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    Its just like a govt. office - laid back attitude, laid back atmosphere, below par industry salaries and benefits.

    Senior IC Layout Designer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prosflexible timings,
    work gets done at a leisurely pace - no pressure,
    no hierarchy - managers and sub-ordinates get along like friends,
    free lunch, tea/coffee, gym and TT/carrom.

    ConsIts just like a govt. office - laid back attitude, laid back atmosphere, below par industry salaries and benefits, opportunities for career growth and learning minimal, employees remain idle for greater part of the year, no onsite opportunity till retirement for all employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the employees work on latest technology projects, keep them occupied for most part of the year, pay industry standard salaries and benefits, provide onsite opportunities or atleast trainings.

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    Place to work

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Pocatello, ID

    ProsPocatello,ID is a nice area of the country to live
    Employees there are great to work with

    ConsIf you loose your job in Pocatello, ID, there's not much around

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication to lower level employees in the company

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    Not a great place to work

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Proscompany seemed going in the right direction when I was working. But I don't know what happened after I left (it was in 2006). People are friendly and nice to work with.

    ConsNot challenging work. Did not seem much room for improvement. Management were fickle. The projects get drop every now and then and your work will be useless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should take care in to selecting the projects and proper follow through. Stop rearranging so much and have a fixed goal for near future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked and underpaid with little appreciation from management.

    (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsYou can get a lot of exposure to different skills or tasks. Many people are overworked and asked to do what multiple people would get paid to do at comparable businesses. There are a lot of good people who will pass their knowledge on to you.

    ConsThe workload and expectations of doing multiple jobs will wear you down and could ruin your health. The stress is not worth it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet leadership with passion and clue, ditch management by PowerPoint

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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