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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 Reviews
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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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 9 reviews)

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


Cons
  • politics, intimidation, humiliation as motivation, old boy network (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. 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
  2.  

    Could be so much better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    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
  3.  

    Good place to learn

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

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good to be learning advanced skillset of data arrangement.

    Cons

    Old facility complexed to find needs.

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  5.  

    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

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

    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
  6.  

    Good ole boy mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    It is a large corporation with multiple locations worldwide which one would think would create a culture of diversity which it does not.

    Cons

    very silo'ed and not very good environment. seems like your working for the cia very depressed environment where women are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tone at the top is needed to be assessed, lower level workers are not valued and actually are made to feel expendable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    Great Company, Needs work on teamwork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    The company was a great one to work for, the managers and employees within the various groups were pleasant to work with. There was open communication when issues would arise. There were many events created to show employee appreciation, which sometimes lacks at other companies - they did it very well. Cafeteria food was accessible and edible and saved time and money instead of going out to eat every day.

    Cons

    Group collaboration outside of the engineering roles needed a little work, it was very hierarchical and had limited creative resources. Decision making was slow, on several fronts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its a good place to start your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    Good team, more opportunity to learn

    Cons

    I did not find any serious Cons here. Its a good place to work.

  10.  

    Start in Semiconductor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good start in microelectronics with good basic training

    Cons

    Not competitive with raises or advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salary scale for employees and advancement opportunites

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to begin a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Provides a great jumpstart for new college graduates for any discipline.
    Above average pay for the geographical area.
    Generally flexible with work schedule and personal life.
    410k plan is good. Matches dollar for dollar up to 4%.
    Plenty of free covered parking!
    Coworkers are great depending on the group.

    Cons

    Health care options have been reduced over the years. The "options" are you elect coverage or no coverage. Only an 80/20 high-deductible plan is offered.
    Highly layoff prone mainly due to poor acquisitions: Sanyo and Catalyst. Companies acquired lose money like it is going out of style and this ultimately hurts the core business. Layoffs, multiple furloughs in a calendar year (supplemented by vacation if you have some left).
    Many of the former Motorola employees are grandfathered in positions for the sake of the Good Ole Boy network while lacking a formal education as well as ambition.
    Many individual contributors and executive management have left to go to competitors who offer a stable environment, benefits, strong team dynamics, pay and strategic vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When developing a strategic plan, make sure it a long term plan that does not change every 6 months. This kills product portfolios and hurts morale for those who put in the effort to drive those same portfolios to be a success.
    Make the hard decisions to remove employees who do not have the necessary skill set. No one likes to fire people; however, those who lack the required engineering background and/or do not care are a drag on those employees who do.
    Place a moratorium on acquisitions. It is outrageous to find out a couple of years into an acquisition that they are losing money and pull the company down overall. Who is minding the ship?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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