Skyworks Solutions
3.3 of 5 49 reviews
www.skyworksinc.com Woburn, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Skyworks Solutions Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2014
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3.3 49 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Skyworks Solutions President, CEO, and Director David J. Aldrich

David J. Aldrich

(36 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I had a great experience working as an intern at Skyworks Solutions for two years.

Test Hardware Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Skyworks Solutions as an intern for more than a year

ProsSkyworks Solutions has a great intern program. They make sure to really prepare their interns for the "real world" by exposing them to real projects and subjects that aren't specifically taught in school. As an intern I was expected to work about 20 hours per week, but my manager was very understanding during midterms and finals.
Skyworks has a great work environment, and everyone is very friendly.
I really enjoyed my job and have no complaints about this company.

ConsThere were no downsides for me when working at Skyworks Solutions. I thoroughly enjoyed my job and the people I worked with.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A lot of work. Corporate recognition.

EE II (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsLots of work. Lots of work. Lots of work. Everyone works likes a dog and expects you to too.

ConsNot much recognition. Management is so busy they don't have time to give you an actual review.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit being so political

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Good company to work for

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Woburn, MA

I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome good technical people. Management is focused on delivery of products and shareholder return.

ConsSimilar to any midsize company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink more about future products and direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Major Management Shakeups 1X per year

Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt's a large company, if you are with the right manager, there are professional training opportunities. Salary range is commensurate with other large semiconductor companies.

ConsDownsides- the Santa Clara Design center, it is a struggling business unit in decline. Many former National Semi managers hold mgmt positions so they bring that bureaucratic culture and are not as agile as they should be.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at long term goals instead of short term wins..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Technician (Former Employee)
Newbury Park, CA

I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

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

ConsThe 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 ManagementStop 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

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Decent place to get training in wafer fab

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsGood fundamentals in training and procedures, i.e documentation process flow

ConsProduction makes the money for everyone but have least job security and lowest pay. Management is an illusion as everyone associated with "management" is waiting for the left over scraps from David Alldrich after he pilfers the profits with his budy Jim Cramer

Advice to Senior ManagementGet Some

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat engineers, focused investment and product portfolio, good work-life balance and career opportunities.

ConsOrganization not so flat, with some redundancy and some politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great environment

Intern (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible hours, friendly employees, professional

ConsNo hiring opportunity to speak of out of internship

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good to learn, but management completely lacks vision

Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
Newport Beach, CA

I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSolid business inherited and fully paid for by conexant
Pa business is a cash cow

ConsExecutive management is largely from accounting and operations. No technical vision or long term strategy.
No interest in investing in advanced research

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a technical leader you trust and listen to them
You just innovate to survive

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok company to work for

Engineer (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood direction, excellent work-life balance

ConsMarketing Driven/Dominated, too many managers/sales/marketing etc. rather than engineers,heavily short handed on actual engineers

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce big talkers and hire real working people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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