ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Horrible upper management spells doom

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits Adequate salary Interesting work when the ON infrastructure doesn't get in the way.

    Cons

    Structured via "silos" where upper managers openly refuse to share information with other groups. 100% focus on cost cutting without any focus on minimizing waste (there is a lot of it). Poor communication with employees. Tons of promises by upper management (monetary, career growth, etc) with no mechanism (funding, training) given to supervisors so that they can implement.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of telling employees that their input is valued and then totally ignoring it, consider listening to some of the people in all of those companies that you're purchasing and implementing those things that made them successful.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Change your dated early 1980's Culture - its terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None to really speak of (benefits, salaries, etc are largely non competitive)

    Cons

    ON buys firms to grow since they are not innovative enough themselves to invest in R&D. Their management culture/style is terrible....it's all about cost cutting without looking at the true "Cost" of trying to be a skinflint. They don't listen to their acquired talent from firms they procure so they never innovate. It's amazing. They will never be a successful company - the productive staff leave & won't tolerate their non collaborative culture...I've seen it with my own eyes. ON is going nowhere & its by their own fault (what a shame!)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your acquired talent (they often bring world class ideas/approaches that ON could leverage). Define Dept function Roles & Responsibilities. Eliminate of cronyism (make objective, total cost based decisions, not subjective decisions based off old boys network relationships). Stop being so cheap....t-shirts at a company picnic raffle. Really?!


  3. Supply Chain in PHX will chew you up and spit you out!

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a lot of actual supply chain experience in the management team of Global Supply Chain Operations. They are all transplants from other organizations within ON Semi, basically just completing a "tour of duty" as a favor to executive management. Great opportunity to bring actual supply chain experience to the team, just not in an overly offensive way.

    Cons

    There is NO chance of lower level sourcing managers to be promoted into senior positions within On semi GSCO. They will burn you out and kick you to the curb, without hesitation. And if they have the opportunity, management will outsource your position to Asia, while you are still in it!

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that your sourcing managers and buyers are your strategic assets in accomplishing the corporate initiatives and protect them in their daily struggles to accomplish their goals! Common sense at other companies, but not at ON Semi.


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  5. Mutlinational company...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Internal 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 Management

    Please give us the room to make a qualitative work...


  6. Helpful (1)

    Victim of retaliation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Important 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 Management

    Retire your senior managers and infuse fresh blood until its not too late.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Appalling organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. My time at ON Gresham OR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. If you are a part of the "AZ old boys group" you are in else you are out. 2. This used to be a LSI Logic facility (Silicon Valley Mode) which was great. When ON took over it was a South West mentality and started seeping in corrupting many. 3. As long as you have an online degreee from University of Phoenix or some similar fly by night Online university, you are considered "highly educated". 4. 9 - 5 job. You dont have to be a go-getter or exhibit "out of the box" thinking. 5. If you aim low, play second fiddle to the folks from Phoenix you can have a steady job there.

    Cons

    1. Very clannish (Both from AZ and OR). Meaning it is not an EOE org (My personal opinion) 2. Old-timers in AZ including HR influence hiring decisions. They like to bring their buddies in and qualified candidates are usually shown the door. The term they use is "Ear Marked for X,Y or Z". 3. The group in OR is nice & friendly but form theor own tightly integrated community -- if you are from a differnt culture you are not in. However the AZ group integrate very well with any culture which is a +ve.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place if you are an older person

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -If you are 55 and above it is a great place to work because: 1. Most people are not held accountable 2. There are probably greater number of slackers than you 3. Lay offs have reduced in the recent yrs 4. Good bloated pay checks 5. Company is surviving because of a few top quality engineers

    Cons

    1. Unqualified people are promoted, making the middle-level management extremely weak 2. Ass-kissing is a must. If you don't chances are there is no career advancement 3. Abuse of authority by people who should not have it in the first place 4. In order to get promoted, one has to be part of the good ol' boy network 5. Company is so busy with acquisitions they are forgetting to improve in-house existing talent 6. People do not work as a team or towards a common goal because every employee is rated against others when it comes to performance evaluations (old motorola methods) 7. Good talent is not appreciated or rewarded (excepting people who follow con #2 mentioned here)

    Advice to Management

    1. Value your engineers 2. Promote Innovation As for the rest of the cons mentioned above.....good luck improving those..!!!


  10. Stagnant Work Environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly knowledgeable engineering groups willing to help and teach new hires. Company looks good to the board and shareholders on paper.

    Cons

    Micro management inhibits individual and group projects/ideas to reach full potential. Mid level management lacks ability to properly repesent group and shows favoritism towrad certain and ironically incompetent individuals. Does not appropriately credit those who go the extra mile. No advancement within company, upper mamnagement does not provide incentive to lift morale. Mid managment does not properly harness the the quality of the groups' work to leverage the group's significance/viability. 3 years of being forced to zero vacation hours and furlough.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out realize that the quality is here in the states not overseas. Promote within offer perks that will lift morale. Stop acquisitions at the expense of forced vacation and furlough time.


  11. Overworked and underpaid with little appreciation from management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Get leadership with passion and clue, ditch management by PowerPoint



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