ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
123 Reviews
3.0
123 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    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
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  5. 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

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    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
  6.  

    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

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    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
  7.  

    Work environment

    • 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

    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
  8.  

    Not a good company.

    • 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

    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
  9. 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

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    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
  10.  

    AMI Semiconductor was a great place to work before being bought out by ON.

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

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Location. Small town Pocatello is a great place to live and work.

    Cons

    Management and company culture suffered after the acquisition by ON.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    a so so place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life is relatively flexible

    Cons

    No room for advancement mostly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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