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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
112 Reviews

2.9
112 Reviews
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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61 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company, Great People

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Good Company, Great People, Pay is great for interns

    Cons

    Very limited benefits for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Intern in American Fork, UT

    Pros

    Considerable people around the workplace.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. I think it is true for many other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to mention

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    FIP Intern

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID

    Pros

    Good place to work, very professional work environment, constant training sessions to keep one updated.

    Cons

    i did'nt find any yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Psychotic, top down, militaristic managers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    They pay well. ON has grown through acquisition of stand alone technology companies and has a broad product portfolio, older technology, but broad.

    Cons

    Training regarding ON semi's systems is virtually non existent. The organizational structure is the same as the CEO's alma mater, National Semiconductor. BU's compete for factory capacity. National Semiconductor was bought by Texas Instruments.

    Only consider wokring for ON if you have no other options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who have good people skills. Promoting engineers via the 'good 'ol by' system leads to tyrannical, dictatorial managers who only care about their P&L and view subordinates as an impact to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    OK to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Large company, ok business, Large company, ok business,

    Cons

    this company is kind of cheap on spending. bad health insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Could be so much better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID

    Pros

    The people in the trenches are great. The Design teams have been able to design some very difficult chips.

    Cons

    The pay is nothing to write home about. The benefits used to be great and they are slowly whittling those down to where I could get better benefits working at Costco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your engineers like they are disposable assets. It is difficult to get people to want to move to Idaho, where there are no other options for employment if things don't go well. You should be working harder to maintain the good engineers you already have here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Just under average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer

    Pros

    The people on my team are great. Among team members there is no back-stabbing or ladder climbing. These people are thinning due to attrition and multiple years of the effects of the "Cons" section, but there are still good groups of people in isolated places.

    Cons

    From the corporate level down they have a strategy of "just under industry average". That extends to rate of hiring, amount of people staffed on projects, quality of projects, compensation, benefits, technology, IP, etc. This theory was actually stated in those words at an HR meet-and-greet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a global market. If you want to be a winner, you have to lead. You don't lead by following. Get a vision and back it. Hire good people and believe them when they tell you something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn

    Current Employee - Planning Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Good to be learning advanced skillset of data arrangement.

    Cons

    Old facility complexed to find needs.

  10.  

    If you want to work with narrow-minded managers in an old boys club culture, this place is for you.

    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Engineering in Gresham, OR

    Pros

    Nothing really positive to mention.

    Cons

    Culture does not promote new ideas, innovation, or cross functional teamwork. Abusive management behavior went unchecked even when brought to the attention of HR department.
    They still use pagers and employees are responsible for emptying their own trash as "cost savings" methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management approach needs a complete overhaul from the top down. The dead wood is in middle-management. Clean house here and bring in some new blood to reset priorities and create a positive culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Growing through acquisition allows ability to try different manager level positions.

    Cons

    To advance to director level you must be in good old boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employee growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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