ON Semiconductor
3.1 of 5 110 reviews
www.onsemi.com Phoenix, AZ 5000+ Employees

ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
ON Semiconductor – “On Semiconductor”

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71% Approve of the CEO

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

Keith D. Jackson

(59 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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
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    Great place to begin a career

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsProvides a great jumpstart for new college graduates for any discipline.
    Above average pay for the geographical area.
    Generally flexible with work schedule and personal life.
    410k plan is good. Matches dollar for dollar up to 4%.
    Plenty of free covered parking!
    Coworkers are great depending on the group.

    ConsHealth care options have been reduced over the years. The "options" are you elect coverage or no coverage. Only an 80/20 high-deductible plan is offered.
    Highly layoff prone mainly due to poor acquisitions: Sanyo and Catalyst. Companies acquired lose money like it is going out of style and this ultimately hurts the core business. Layoffs, multiple furloughs in a calendar year (supplemented by vacation if you have some left).
    Many of the former Motorola employees are grandfathered in positions for the sake of the Good Ole Boy network while lacking a formal education as well as ambition.
    Many individual contributors and executive management have left to go to competitors who offer a stable environment, benefits, strong team dynamics, pay and strategic vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen developing a strategic plan, make sure it a long term plan that does not change every 6 months. This kills product portfolios and hurts morale for those who put in the effort to drive those same portfolios to be a success.
    Make the hard decisions to remove employees who do not have the necessary skill set. No one likes to fire people; however, those who lack the required engineering background and/or do not care are a drag on those employees who do.
    Place a moratorium on acquisitions. It is outrageous to find out a couple of years into an acquisition that they are losing money and pull the company down overall. Who is minding the ship?

    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, growing company, but no frills.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell managed. Clear vision. Good growth (acquisitions). Value driver is operational excellence.

    ConsCompany runs quite lean... no frills, weak succession planning. Product portfolio is sturdy, but "me too"... not leading edge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose site of fundamentals as the company grows.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great to start then become only sufficient

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGreat place to do your 3 first years. Lot of diversity/access in simple products.

    ConsNo organic growth, no corporate strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementON Semiconductor has know a great development since it's creation but now the technologies and markets are evolving. The company needs a vision to keep the pace of the semiconductor industry, a consistent strategy of investment for long term. Everything is short sighted.

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

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    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
    Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    ProsDoing good with people all around the world within ON Semi's networks

    ConsSalary is not as good as what people expected

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    Traditional semiconductor company

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood at commodity IC domain,good on IC packaging

    ConsNot tech leader in IC industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Engineers, Bad Managers

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Pocatello, ID

    ProsGood Engineering Team
    Lot to learn, and lot to do
    A good chance to work on different types of projects

    ConsBad managers with very less technical inclination
    Projects fail all the time but nothing is done to change, or do things differently
    A failure never results in better practices, or a change in methodology.
    Top management too conservative
    Pay is probably the lowest in the industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementA tech company should be run like one.

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

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    The company wants worker bees.

    Production Planner (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe co-workers were the best asset for the company.

    ConsThe company does not care about you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexible environment. Good location and facility.

    ConsManagements do not really care about retaining talent people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employee feedback.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fairly Good Company

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Carmona, Province of Cavite (Philippines)

    ProsGood work life balance, open communication, fairly good management and a family like company...

    ConsCost savings, layoffs, to much pressure to complete high level projects...To many things wanted to be achieved at a limited time and bandwidth...

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave to focus on priorities... Methodical way of planning projects, some projects are not known to senior management... To much things running, In this case need to prioritize.

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    good company for long term

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosstable, get good balance between work and life.

    Conslittle opportunity for career improvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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