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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    Psychotic, top down, militaristic managers

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

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

    ConsTraining 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 Senior ManagementHire 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pocatello, ID

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

    Consi did'nt find any yet

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has excellent code of conduct. Being a technology company, the processes and way of work is fast and efficient. There is so much learning in this company.

    ConsImportant aspect of the code of conduct is not lived up with as how it was being professed. "Old boys club" ruled the senior management circle. Retaliation is prevalent especially if you did not sing in chorus with favored supplier of the senior manager. Very few or no internal opportunities. Your position today will be yours until maybe next 10 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire your senior managers and infuse fresh blood until its not too late.

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

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    Algorithm Developer (Former Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsFriendly team working on interesting, challenging projects

    ConsVery desk oriented, but what engineering job isn't?

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work.

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

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    OK to work

    Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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    Good place to work

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    Seremban (Malaysia)

    ProsGood compensation package. People are friendly to work with

    ConsA bit lay back in term of working culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Engineering (Former Employee)
    Gresham, OR

    ProsNothing really positive to mention.

    ConsCulture 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mutlinational company...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosworking hours are flexibel, we get a company car without fuel car which is good for the envirenement, etc.

    ConsInternal spec are very hard to understand, huge paper work needed for any simple action, priority is given to quarterly revenue rather than to quality, etc... A bit demotivationg sometimes..

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give us the room to make a qualitative work...

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

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    Just under average

    Digital Design Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsFrom 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

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

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    Could be so much better

    Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pocatello, ID

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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