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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
115 Reviews
2.9
115 Reviews
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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61 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to start then become only sufficient

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great place to do your 3 first years. Lot of diversity/access in simple products.

    Cons

    No organic growth, no corporate strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ON Semiconductor has know a great development since it's creation but now the technologies and markets are evolving. The company needs a vision to keep the pace of the semiconductor industry, a consistent strategy of investment for long term. Everything is short sighted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    professional atmosphere for learning new things.

    Cons

    nothing yet. many jargons in the meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Traditional semiconductor company

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good at commodity IC domain,good on IC packaging

    Cons

    Not tech leader in IC industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Engineers, Bad Managers

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID

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

    Pros

    Good Engineering Team
    Lot to learn, and lot to do
    A good chance to work on different types of projects

    Cons

    Bad managers with very less technical inclination
    Projects fail all the time but nothing is done to change, or do things differently
    A failure never results in better practices, or a change in methodology.
    Top management too conservative
    Pay is probably the lowest in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A tech company should be run like one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company wants worker bees.

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    Former Employee - Production Planner  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The co-workers were the best asset for the company.

    Cons

    The company does not care about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible environment. Good location and facility.

    Cons

    Managements do not really care about retaining talent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good , would have been better

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and very friendly people .Manager assigned works based on my abilities, he has been very helpful .There are always people to help you out .

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice town to work in

    Cons

    No change to move up, stale team members, no one ever moves on and chance for advancement in a small town in 0

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your homework, allow advancement withing the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Layoffs and forced time off

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing
    Former Employee - Product Marketing

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some world-class companies as customers, both large and small.

    Some very good people work at ON Semi. I made good friends I will keep in contact with for years to come.

    A U.S.-based semiconductor company, which is rare these days.

    ON Semi devices are literally in everything. Crack open an electronic device and chances are good you will find at least one ON chip on the board, if not more.

    Truly an international company. There are many opportunities to work with people in different countries and from different cultures. You can learn a lot and get good international experience.

    Benefits are pretty standard but solid. The employee stock purchase program gives a generous 15% discount, when many companies give only 5%.

    Every once in a while the company will sponsor a get together, barbecue lunch or even trip to an amusement park. This only happens in fairly good times, though, and they're pretty spread apart.

    If you need to travel for business, accommodations and meal reimbursements are reasonable.

    Cons

    Company is very focused on the short-term. In the last four years there have been four rounds of layoffs. Yet I still saw senior managers driving luxury rental cars on the company dime. When someone leaves, their position is often not back-filled, and everyone else has to just do more work to make up for it. Same for laid-off positions.

    Forced time off is an annual tradition. Plan on using a large block of your vacation every year around Christmas and New Year's. Additionally, over the past couple of years it has become common for management to require 10 days of vacation time to be used in a quarter, usually in calendar Q1 or Q4, or both. If you want to take vacation in the summer, there's always the option of going unpaid during forced shut downs. And this isn't just manufacturing - all employees are required to take the time off unless they are somehow protected by local law.

    Business units are extremely siloed and many managers try to build up their own private fiefdoms. There is little coordination or cooperation between separate groups or business units, even when they're in the same physical location or they report to the same senior manager.

    ON Semi's spree of buying companies or parts of companies seems like a good thing, but it just results in more layoffs at both the acquired company and the parent company. Integration generally goes poorly.

    The workplace is mostly made up of lifers who have survived round after round of job cuts and consolidation. It can be difficult to fit in if you weren't with the company 15 or more years ago. There are some very good people, but there are also those who seem to be promoted because being a jerk is a desired managerial trait.

    Technologically, ON Semi is mid-range at best, a laggard at worst. "Cutting-edge" is a phrase you will likely never hear tied to ON Semiconductor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These aren't the old Motorola glory days anymore. Running a sweatshop while acting like you're corporate royalty may please investors in the short term, but you're steadily building a company full of jaded, overworked people. Many stay because they don't want to make a life change but others will leave as soon as better opportunities comes along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good company for long term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    stable, get good balance between work and life.

    Cons

    little opportunity for career improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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