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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.  

    Does not hire Qualified Veterans.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Portland, OR

    Pros

    They looked good at the "Hiring Our Veterans", Job Fair. My friend qualified for the open maintenance technician position. HR saw His resume at the job fair and said to him, "We would like to have you". Thou, HR did not reply to his application and resume.

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics!!! What a slap in the face to every veteran that applied to ON at the "Hiring Our Veterans", Job Fair. He was told to go online and apply. While all this time they got publicity from the news Paper and TV. They did not want to hire a qualified veteran. If it were not for veterans, there would be no ON. Mad, you bet I am Mad. They used military veterans just for advertizing their company ON name. I plan on quiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the very ones whom are willing to die for your freedom. What is wrong with your HR Department? I bet that you could not count the veterans you have hired at ON on one hand. Shame on you!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    An excellent work environment that keeps you learning and challenged, but poor corporate culture hampers motivation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work, and there's always something new to learn. Keeps you challenged.

    Cons

    Very poor corporate culture. Get an obvious sense that the company doesn't care too much about the employees, only the shareholders and making profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my opinion, employees are what make up the heart of the system. If it's not fed well, it will start to deteriorate, just like our bodies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Components manufacturer tries to branch out, not very successfully.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Management  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineering Management in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    It's better than not working. Many good people at the company. You can hide out forever, if you keep your head down.

    Cons

    Management is very "Motorola" centric. If you're from Moto, you do okay at ON. Otherwise, you are treated like a conquered country. Nobody tells the truth. At the monthly reviews, almost all projects are reported as on time, when most of them are slipping hugely. If you dare to tell the truth, you are shown the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop shooting the messenger. Reward people who are brave enough to speak the truth, regardless of how painful it is. You cannot make good business decisions with bad data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Senior Product Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Oudenaarde (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Oudenaarde (Belgium)

    Pros

    Job variety. Different areas of interest going from design participation, program management participation, cost reduction participation, test engineering.

    Cons

    Large paperwork and support involved in the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    lack of support from superiors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Some of the people that I worked with were true and honest. Everyone seemed to be struggling with enormous amount of work and little support from superiors.

    Cons

    Benefits are cut drastically. HR does not support employees. Staff cuts are too drastic. Can not trust what management or HR is stating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drastic cuts to staff and benefits are forcing employees and potential employees to look elsewhere. You will be left with little staff to get through the next few years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    On semi power mgmt leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training ground for engineers

    Cons

    Significant upper mgmt change recently, hopefully it is for the better

  8.  

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing  in  Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Pocatello, ID

    Pros

    Management is easy to talk to. Salaries are fair, especially given the fact we live in a low cost area of the country.

    Cons

    They "have" you because they're the only semiconductor game in town, and most people don't want to move away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get thinking about how you're going to better compete against standard products.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow. Management rewards initiative and provides support. Great experience working with a multinational company that is extremely diverse.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  10.  

    It was a great experience working at ON SEMICONDUCTOR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Staffing Assistant  in  Cavite, Cavite City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Staffing Assistant in Cavite, Cavite City (Philippines)

    Pros

    Working at On Semi as a ojt trainee was one of my unforgettable moment for me because the people and the environment was so pleasing and well organized. The work was clearly settle by your mentor or by your supervisor.

    Cons

    Well the downside I had experience in ON SEMI was the pressure having the career inside that prestigious company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and the cleanliness of the surroundings inside and out of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Supply Chain in PHX will chew you up and spit you out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager

    Pros

    Not a lot of actual supply chain experience in the management team of Global Supply Chain Operations. They are all transplants from other organizations within ON Semi, basically just completing a "tour of duty" as a favor to executive management. Great opportunity to bring actual supply chain experience to the team, just not in an overly offensive way.

    Cons

    There is NO chance of lower level sourcing managers to be promoted into senior positions within On semi GSCO. They will burn you out and kick you to the curb, without hesitation. And if they have the opportunity, management will outsource your position to Asia, while you are still in it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your sourcing managers and buyers are your strategic assets in accomplishing the corporate initiatives and protect them in their daily struggles to accomplish their goals! Common sense at other companies, but not at ON Semi.

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