ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. lack of support from superiors

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people that I worked with were true and honest. Everyone seemed to be struggling with enormous amount of work and little support from superiors.

    Cons

    Benefits are cut drastically. HR does not support employees. Staff cuts are too drastic. Can not trust what management or HR is stating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drastic cuts to staff and benefits are forcing employees and potential employees to look elsewhere. You will be left with little staff to get through the next few years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Supply Chain in PHX will chew you up and spit you out!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Good place to retire but not for those with ambitions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Device Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Device Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Not much stress (could be a bad thing), layback relax working environment
    Good place to build career foundations
    Good place for retirement or for those who just want to past time while getting extra cash

    Cons

    Little chance of promotion due to most colleagues stay till retires
    Some managers can be very bias
    Old timers are stumbling blocks to new ideas & talent retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve career development for the high potential employees
    Old timers who been there for over 25 years need to move on to other positions, they are hindrance to new ideas & younger employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good people - ok company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are great hard working individuals with great collaboration.

    Cons

    Management and HR does not value the talent and experience of human resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everything can be done in low cost regions. There is value to keeping high skilled jobs in a high skill region versus off shoring everything from A to Z.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Not the worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Engineer

    I worked at ON Semiconductor part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, interesting end product

    Cons

    Bad management, horrible benefits, unrealistic expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Its a paycheck...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gresham, OR

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with in engineering
    No dress-code
    Generally casual atmosphere in engineering
    They appear to be growing strong and have not had a layoff or furlough in a couple of years

    Cons

    Poor labor practices in manufacturing operations (long temp-to-hire process)
    Poor review, promotion, and raise structure
    ~50 hours per week mandatory (poor work-life balance)
    Overly compartmentalized
    Slightly below industry average for wages and benefits (and getting worse: health insurance gets worse every year, raises are very small)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a reason all the other companies in the area are picking off your experienced engineers: you can get paid better, and get better benefits anywhere else.
    The 10 month delay between review and raise/promotion is a mockery of the review process.
    Try respecting your employees a little more. You make them work hard enough, why not reward them when the company is doing record business? If this is how good it gets when the company is doing great, I would hate to see it when the company is taking a downturn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Just under average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  10. Mediocre

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  11. A mediocre company in a difficult industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some good people
    Good operations/supply chain
    Some new executive appointments seem to be a move in the right direction
    Depending on role work/life balance is pretty good (few people put in more work than they have to)

    Cons

    Very slow and conservative. Always behind competition in product development
    Short term planning. Only thing that matters is this quarter's numbers
    Lack of overall strategy. Company is run as a loosely aligned set of individual business units.
    CEO is a poor leader who does not 'do' strategy
    Lack of career opportunities
    Very political
    Cost cutting and job cuts have damaged morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking more long term. Time to refresh more of the top exec team. New leadership is required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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