Skyworks Solutions Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Staff Software Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well compensated, great benefits, and profit sharing,
    friendly environment, and great life-family-work balance.
    High job security
    business is very good, and in the company is stable, and able to provide the world with a lot of products and amazing technology

    Cons

    bonuses are lower than expected and not guaranteed.
    a lot of micromanagement and some bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    reduce micromanagement, try to reword your employees better, reduce bureaucracy as much as possible.


  2. good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    can learn a lot of thing

    Cons

    the city is too boring, not good for single people


  3. Company culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    will work for the state of the art company

    Cons

    lack of flexibility and not much opportunity for advancement


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  5. Just got in

    Current Contractor - Validation Engineer in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Validation Engineer in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I just got the contractor position of Skyworks Solutions, Inc located at newbury park. Look forward to becoming a full-time employee.

    Cons

    As a contractor, I don't have any benefits,


  6. Helpful (1)

    The most stressful company I've ever worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EE2 in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - EE2 in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I love what I do.

    Cons

    Not much recognition. Satellite managements are too busy to playing politics that don't have time to give you true and honest review. Disappointing HR.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to everyone, Everyone. Rewards and recognition must be for everyone.


  7. Enginner technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer Technician in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer Technician in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    one of the best company I have work over 30 years, friendly coworker, young management , healthy environment, lot to learn and share experience

    Cons

    none i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    turn over rate is a bit high , I think


  8. Helpful (1)

    It used to be a good company before they hired so many management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For hourly employees it's OK because overtime is offered. The compressed work week allows many days off. They pay a percentage for continued education.

    Cons

    The companies management could use some work. On the day shifts you have about six leads/supervisors for 30 production technicians on shift. That does not include the fab manager and director. That is more management than during the six inch upgrades. I do not understand how that is lean manufacturing. The production floor has high turnover because of this. Equipment support also has two directors than do not make very educated decisions, Process engineering also has too many managers with one per area. This facility is too small for that.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers with no education. They are the a big factor in why production has a very low morale. The managers should take care of there own areas and not try to constantly make other departments fight. Why not make two production supervisors that can split up the work equally. Remove the surplus managers in all areas that do not do much.


  9. Skyworks

    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at Skyworks Solutions (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Skyworks is a great company with a lot of inovative talent

    Cons

    Design schedules are tight because of a lot of competitive pressure.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Shareholders are #1

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Technician in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Technician in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management has a good open door policy and are good at training and expanding employees' knowledge base.

    Cons

    The focus is always on shareholders and Wall Street, not the employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping morale up, don't sweep problems under the rug and don't be afraid of confrontation


  11. Helpful (4)

    Most parts of company are good to work for but Newbury Park is behind other locations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good salary. Good locations in US. Overall I enjoy working for Skyworks. I would advise working for Skyworks in most functional areas of the company.

    Cons

    Management will take advantage of employees. Management at Newbury Park does not seem to have the same appreciation for employees as other locations. I would advise working for Skyworks in other locations, but not necessarily ijn Newbury Park. Seems to be lack of trust of even Sr. level engineers. Management treats Sr. level engineers like technicians.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to replace management at mid- and senior-levels. Develop a sense of trust with employees and between sites. A lot of "controls" are in place that act as barriers to excellence. If employees are worth hiring they are worth trusting.



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