67% of the CEO
David J. Aldrich
I worked at Skyworks Solutions for more than 8 years
Pros – Skyworks is a great company with a lot of inovative talent
Cons – Design schedules are tight because of a lot of competitive pressure.
– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-06-29 17:39 PDT
I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 8 years
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 Senior 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2014-02-10 13:36 PST
I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 5 years
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 Senior Management – Focus on keeping morale up, don't sweep problems under the rug and don't be afraid of confrontation
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-03-28 20:02 PDT
1 person found this helpful
I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than a year
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 Senior 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.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-12-15 04:56 PST
I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than a year
Pros – Great benefits, positive and supportive co-workers, encouragement to grow, takes care of their employees.
Cons – Some of the management there tends to play "favorites" and allows certain individuals to get away with anything while others get spoken to about the slightest mistake. There needs to be more of a balance. You also have alot of the politics and the gossip that comes from anywhere, but when management is involved in it, then thats pretty bad.
Advice to Senior Management – Be more professional, dont favor certain employees, and look at the big picture of what your employees do on a daily basis, not just zero in on the minor mistakes. This lowers morale significantly when you focus on the petty stuff and dont acknowledge the big things at all.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-09-12 11:10 PDT
I have been working at Skyworks Solutions
Pros – Diverse demographic
Growing company - currently leader in its field.
Flexible work schedule
Cons – Mediocre salary/raises
Top performers not given enough motivation.
Advancement opportunities are limited
Advice to Senior Management – It's okay to give higher raises to top 5-10% performers - not everyone has to be treated on the same scale.
Please continue investing in infrastructure and new technologies.
Experience is not everything, performance is!
Need big time pay increases for older employees.
2012-02-14 20:57 PST
2 people found this helpful
I worked at Skyworks Solutions
Pros – None that I can think of.
Cons – A lot of. Some of them already rated.
Advice to Senior Management – None. Nobody wants to listen.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2008-06-15 16:39 PDT
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a current/former employer or recent interview experience. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –