ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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Pros
  • good work-life balance, pretty stress free work (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people to work with in engineering (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • not much support from upper management, they are afraid to spend money (in 4 reviews)

  • The health insurance had high deductible (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work if you just want an 8-5 job

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not too big, not too small

    Cons

    Politics is rampant in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Need to promote a culture of accountability


  2. On Semiconductor is a good place to work at, but not a great one.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to quickly accumulate experiences by exposing yourself towards a wide variety of semiconductor packages and technologies, albeit most are well established and do not represent the forefront of technical innovations; most people, engineers and technicians, work their 8 hours a day with solid output; it's rare to see more than a few who are willing to work longer than 8 hours a day due to lack of incentives to do so; On Semiconductor is growing amid rising raw materials cost and lowering market demands, thanks to the relentless cost-saving measures which some viewed as negative and some viewed as positive.

    Cons

    ON Semiconductor heavily relies upon volume and low cost to generate revenue and profits; most people can understand the pressure to get quarter-to-quarter results however in the long run, the company may find itself squeezed to push the costs any lower; significant differences between different groups/BU, as some maintain and encourage positive working environments while others have to silently accept the negativity that's rampant at the workplace. So it's not rare to see some people working real hard while not being recognized accordingly, while others who are not producing much solid work getting rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your strong performers and loyal employees; do not start doing so only after you see people leaving because then it will be too late; Implement a performance-based workforce consolidation - let go of those low performers and bring in new blood to cultivate strongly motivated working atmosphere


  3. Great people to work with!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people; the culture. Very friendly and customer service oriented.

    Cons

    Work expectations may vary greatly from what was discussed at job interview.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give the wrong people too much authority over others; especially if they are not qualified.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good people, but treated as a number.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The design work in the Custom and Foundry Products (former AMIS) is interesting and rewarding. There are always new projects coming down the pipe, so designers get to shift gears regularly and develop circuits for different applications. Project leads and immediate supervisors are very understanding about spending time with family, etc. (i.e. having a life outside of work!)

    Cons

    After the AMIS aquisition, it really seems that upper management does not care much at all about the employees. Things are done "for the good of the company," which I suppose ultimately means good for the employee (insofar as it creates job stability), but it's hard to be excited working for a company that pinches pennies so tightly. The ON "entity" doesn't seem to care about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give the resources to lower-level managers to reward employees, set incentives, and give reasonable raises. Don't make press releases that may cause the stock to drop in the two-week ESPP interim before employees can sell. ON has been represented as a "performance-based" company. However, the only bonuses and pay-cuts I've seen have been company-wide. Reward the performers!


  6. Helpful (1)

    8 years with ON semiconductor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ON Semiconductor has a stable job environment and is a large financially stable company. Diversification of ON's customer base allows for a balanced portfolio. There are challenging design opportunities that provide ample opportunities to grow as a design engineer. Management supports IP development and publications. Training is also provided when the business climate permits it.

    Cons

    It's all about the bottom line at ON. This sometimes leads to short sighted decisions that hurt long term performance. Growth in the company comes from acquisitions rather than organic growth. Salaries are decent, but do not keep up with the industry. Opportunities for bonuses are also limited and very subjective.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acquiring companies and focus on growing from within.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Appalling organization

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    9 to 5 job, worklife balance.

    Cons

    This is an appalling organization to work for at Gresham OR site. They rule by fear and ignorance. The upper management team is not smart, they base decisions on people they like, not data or business need. They have a culture of 'yes men' and 'do as I say, not as I don't'. They absolutely do not value their human resources. They do business 'by spreadsheet', missing the bigger picture of gaining value from the employee base. There was a $7.5K bonus for current employees to refer new hires (exempt). However, all of the positions remained unfilled - nobody made referals! What does that tell you?

    Advice to Management

    Value the human resources


  8. Helpful (1)

    I cannot recommend ON Semiconductor for anyone seeking any kind of stability in their position.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay for Director level and above Most managers support a good work life balance Covered parking for all employees

    Cons

    Upper management uses headcount to meet monthly numbers. Be prepared for continual layoffs, even in good times. Very much a "good old boys" network operating within ON, especially with regards to bringing in former Fairchild employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit promoting based upon "the good old boys" network and start promoting the best people into the jobs. Treat employees as your most valuable asset. Quit forcing vacation as a means to meet quarterly financial goals.


  9. Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lower stress and pressure than many other places. The people there are pleasant to work with and engineers all work shift 1.

    Cons

    Low growth, and it's in the middle of nowhere (which isn't for everyone, but I guess some people like that kind of thing.

    Advice to Management

    I think that management did a pretty good job actually. I didn't really have any complaints about that aspect of things.


  10. Not a good company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, average salary.

    Cons

    politics, intimidation, humiliation as motivation, old boy network.

    Advice to Management

    Promote someone who can be a real manager.


  11. Okay place to work, not too stressful or exciting

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) Good work-life balance. Lots of former Motorola engineers who are used to working 40 hour weeks 2) Decent pay 3) Benefits are okay. Getting time off is easy.

    Cons

    1) Performance review process is terrible. There are yearly reviews, but they don't mean anything. They don't really change your compensation and everyone ends up getting the same raise. 2) Management received a big raise the same year that all employees were told there wouldn't be any raises. 3) Stock hasn't moved in a long time. Not worth buying the stock.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees. Do not take big stock options, bonuses, and pay raises when the rest of the employees have to take pay cuts.



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