ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Good, growing company, but no frills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    Well managed. Clear vision. Good growth (acquisitions). Value driver is operational excellence.

    Cons

    Company runs quite lean... no frills, weak succession planning. Product portfolio is sturdy, but "me too"... not leading edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose site of fundamentals as the company grows.

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

    "Death Spiral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A FEW of the people are smart and engaging, and have the necesssary skill set to work at a Multinational Company. Free Parking for employees.

    Cons

    Management is totally top down, no employee development: Management's view is stay where you are and be glad you have a job, VERY bureaucratic, lots of backstabbing and taking credit for other's work. Promotions based on old boy network.
    No credible Senior Management in the Tax department. In an effort to save money they do not have a VP of Tax, instead they have an "average" accountant with no tax experience as the "Director of Tax". At most companies he would be nothing more than a, glorified, Sr. Analyst, if that. Oddly, he seems more concerned about whether his employees take out their garbage each day( ON does not employ a janitorial staff, in an effort to save money) than about the quarterly tax rate. The way Senior Management and ON's outside consultants step all over him,he's basically a doormat at the company.
    In addition, the individual responsible for International Tax at ON is a total goofball. I never heard anything, from him that led me to believe he even had the faintest idea of what he was talking about when it came to International Tax, or Tax, in general.
    This is how seriously the tax department at ON is run- at one point, the "Director of Tax", who is Mormon, thought it was appropriate to have an employee pass out the Book of Mormon to everyone in the department for after-work reading. Yes- That actually happened.
    Turnover is outrageous. The only way to truly survive this company and its Byzantine politics is to be a yes-man.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you like getting things done, being surrounded by talented counterparts, and fast paced environments, this is definitely NOT the place for you. Mgmt should consider changing that. Don't infantilize your employees with silly cost cutting measures. If you, consistently, need your employees to take forced time off and take out their own garbage, to meet your quarterly guidance, then you may want to re-think your business model.
    Care about turnover -- there's a real problem when most of your staff leaves after a year.
    HR needs to realize that there's no advancement potential at ON, Upper Management positively cackles with delight when they get a chance to screw over an employee.
    If an employee has worked in a department for 10 years and not one person from their department can tell you what their responsibilities are- Let them go.
    Don't consider people to be "highly educated" if they only have an online degreee from University of Phoenix or some similar "fly by night" online university.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people 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 (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
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  5. 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 (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
  6. 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 (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
  7. 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 (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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good , would have been better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ON Semiconductor as an intern (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Senior Design Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time (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

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