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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
112 Reviews

2.9
112 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.  

    Stagnant Work Environment.

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place if you are an older person

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My time at ON Gresham OR

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gresham, OR

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Work environment

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

    Pros

    Good place if you're looking to work 40hours a week or less. It's a 9-5 job and you don't have to take your work home with you.

    Cons

    You don't get any recognition for the hard work that you put in. Some managers like to yell to try to intimidate their employees. No one likes a micro-manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give praise to the workers who work hard for you. Don't just expect everything to be done in 2 minutes. Give employees time to do their work and leave them alone so they can do their work. We do not need you to come and check on us every hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good company.

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, average salary.

    Cons

    politics, intimidation, humiliation as motivation, old boy network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote someone who can be a real manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Appalling organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Gresham, OR

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Value the human resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK to work

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

    Pros

    Large company, ok business, Large company, ok business,

    Cons

    this company is kind of cheap on spending. bad health insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Seremban (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Good compensation package. People are friendly to work with

    Cons

    A bit lay back in term of working culture.

    Recommends
  10.  

    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

    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
  11.  

    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

    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

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