ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
113 Reviews

2.9
113 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 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.  

    It's a Job

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pocatello, ID

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

    Pros

    High paying, especially for the area.

    Cons

    Known for laying people off. Engineers are over worked and expected to perform many more roles and handle much more product than at other semiconductor companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect engineers to do the job of 3 people and still expect them to stay with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good, but boring.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Intern  in  Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Intern in Gresham, OR

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

    Pros

    Better pay and benefits than other industries.

    Cons

    Suffers the same problems that all semiconductor manufacturing companies do. The work is repetitive, unrewarding, and unstimulating. It's impossible to make changes, no matter how good they look, and it's difficult to learn things because no one knows the answers to a lot of questions and you can't do experiments to figure them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unshackle your engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    Coworkers are enjoyable to work with; global company so able to gain insight and cross cultural competence; multiple acquisitions in short span of time.

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow within the company; no promotion from within; low employee morale; cost cutting has deeply affected employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more flexibility to employees; disburse work out evenly; provide more feedback and training; offer more lunch and learns to improve skill sets

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dead end job, good for starter job and end-of-careers jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere.
    Co-workers are likely to help you on question, issues.
    All levels of local management can be personally contacted.

    Cons

    No significant raises/bonuses for employees.
    Employees take pay cuts when economy is down, management takes raises/bonuses/benefits when economy is good.
    Middle management is not locally based, and communication with then is often poor to very poor.
    Promotion is not based on skills, but on personal relationships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership seems to be disconnected with employees and don't have a clue what is happening on the workplace. Criticism is frowned upon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great stepping stone in career development, poor job security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Unit Planning Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Unit Planning Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    -Great place to build resume
    -Good salary, decent benefits
    -Knowledgeable coworkers and staff
    -Opportunities to act in several managerial and analyst roles
    -Gave me a decent severance package after laying me off, even though my tenure was only 5 months

    Cons

    -Absolutely no job security, no tenure is safe
    -Layoffs are very frequent
    -Almost every new hire I met quit after a few months
    -Low morale, somewhat depressing atmosphere
    -Constant griping and complaining behind managers' backs, especially from engineers
    -Bureaucracy is pretty rampant, especially with frequent organizational shakeups
    -Rivalry within parts of the company, especially due to cultural differences
    -Strong push to offshore analyst and manager positions to Shenzhen, including the one I held.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more lean with hiring workforces, don't hire and layoff in such a short cycle. Focus on making a less mercenary work culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Procurement Director screamed and yelled and was highly insulting to both staff and vendors.

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

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    Many of the people in various departments and business units are well intentioned and work well together.

    Cons

    Procurement department management drives away staff and insults vendors. Teaming with internal customers is strongly discouraged. And HR doesn't seem to care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in the Procurement department's management. ON should function as a team, and it hasn't been for awhile now.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its just like a govt. office - laid back attitude, laid back atmosphere, below par industry salaries and benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IC Layout Designer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior IC Layout Designer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    flexible timings,
    work gets done at a leisurely pace - no pressure,
    no hierarchy - managers and sub-ordinates get along like friends,
    free lunch, tea/coffee, gym and TT/carrom.

    Cons

    Its just like a govt. office - laid back attitude, laid back atmosphere, below par industry salaries and benefits, opportunities for career growth and learning minimal, employees remain idle for greater part of the year, no onsite opportunity till retirement for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the employees work on latest technology projects, keep them occupied for most part of the year, pay industry standard salaries and benefits, provide onsite opportunities or atleast trainings.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    Pocatello,ID is a nice area of the country to live
    Employees there are great to work with

    Cons

    If you loose your job in Pocatello, ID, there's not much around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication to lower level employees in the company

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a great place to work

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

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    company seemed going in the right direction when I was working. But I don't know what happened after I left (it was in 2006). People are friendly and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Not challenging work. Did not seem much room for improvement. Management were fickle. The projects get drop every now and then and your work will be useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take care in to selecting the projects and proper follow through. Stop rearranging so much and have a fixed goal for near future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overworked and underpaid with little appreciation from management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get leadership with passion and clue, ditch management by PowerPoint

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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