Skyworks Solutions Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Skyworks Solutions CEO and Chairman David J. Aldrich
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Staff Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Process Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions

    Pros

    Wonderful experience with fellow process engineers and learned a lot

    Cons

    Salaries are some what stagnated!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Minimal Work-Life balance, Lots of expectations, but Growing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees tend to work together cooperatively. Company is growing. Can be a plus for some.

    Cons

    Investors have bar set very high for this company. Used to exponential growth and cost cutting every quarter. While a good number have been there for 10+ years, can't assume job is secure. Not new hire friendly. High learning curve, and almost non-existent training and procedures available.T here are a lot of changes within the organization that may not always consider every employee.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good environment to grow as an electrical engineer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Most of people are very friendly and always willimg to help. Great place to be in now especially it is rapidly growing. A lot of opportunities as an engineer.

    Cons

    Documentation is not that great. But otherwise, everything else is great as long as you position yourself in right project.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up with everything we do now. I would love to see more improvement in the future.


  7. Work hard and you will be noticed, guaranteed!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions

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

    Pros

    great management, great people to work with!

    Cons

    favoritism... and it's quite obvious!


  8. Progressive and fast paced

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

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family friendly, Progressive, Innovative
    Amazing benefits package

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by and salary increases don't come with promotions
    Salary increases are unimpressive

    Advice to Management

    The company is doing well. Loosen up the purse strings just a little bit for the non-salaried level employees. We're working just as hard.


  9. Full time financial analyst position interview

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office is located in a nice area (UC Irvine campus). The Finance VP is enthusiastic and easy to talk with. The company has a flat structure and every low turn over rate.

    Cons

    They don't have clear career path, say you don't know where you will be after 3 years. Almost everyone there has worked over 8 years, I feel like they really need some young and innovative people to help improve the culture.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Needs better mgmt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    Some good people in company. Pay was decent and bonus was ok.

    Cons

    Middle mgmt is very inexperienced and it's too bad that their influence is so important in decisions. It's not what you know but who, to get ahead. Too many politics being played and finger pointing. Being thrown under the bus was a daily activity, by your manager who is suppose to be backing you up. Morale is low and people walking around scared for their jobs. Cannot trust your co workers, like another person posted, you will stabbed in the back before you know lit.

    Advice to Management

    This company will fail if there are not closer controls on quality and budgets. Travel that is allowed is ridiculous. People go overseas, supposedly for customer visits, and never see a customer just visit their family. Your people work hard but are not rewarded unless you are one of the good ole boys and know how to brown nose. Quality of products is horrible customer returns due to lack of reliability testing or data is changed to meet specs. Pay attention Senior mgmt to what is going on in the company not ONLY stock market!


  11. Helpful (4)

    Good environment, but watch your back

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, decent compensation. Company has plenty of resources both financial and human and aims to be a force in the market. Work life balance is reasonable and culture is generally positive.

    Cons

    New leadership is brutal and will slash jobs even when the people and the company are doing great. Anything to improve the bottom line. During my time there we experienced several job actions a year - even business units that were doing a great job for the company and key performers were shown the door based on the whims of executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Your aggressiveness in axing jobs (even in good times and with good performers) will kill the company. Show some loyalty to the people who put you where you are. Dave Aldrich is a good guy, but his successor (Liam Griffin) is a ruthless tyrant who axe anyone that isn't his buddy.



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