Skyworks Solutions

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Skyworks Solutions Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
69 Reviews
3.5
69 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company culture

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    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)

    Pros

    will work for the state of the art company

    Cons

    lack of flexibility and not much opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing start - Blinded by success

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Growing industry recognition. Understands the needs of the customer. Great investment opportunity.

    Cons

    Non-existent training for new engineering hires. Design work equates to copy and paste in order to yield lowest risk outcome. Don't expect to do anything new until you reach director level status. The unrealistic schedules only stress people out and result in disappointment. There is very little incentive to stay should a better opportunity come along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire new people if you're going to treat them as a threat to your schedule. Stop sending the "you don't matter" message every time your new hire asks a question, we're all playing for the same team. Assign mentors who actually have the time and desire to mentor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    On the cutting edge

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is top notch and hire only the most qualified people. Most of the employees are honest, hardworking individuals who are paid well for the work they do.

    Cons

    They have quietly made a name for themselves in the industry. So it is hard to advance because of the talent pool of interested candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When looking to fill positions, please don't overlook people you already employ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to grow

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Skyworks Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mid size company, not too big, but is growing very fast. Positioned in the right market. Generous on giving bonuses and RSUs.

    Cons

    Lack of management's attention if you are not working on the priority projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer II in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer II in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great stock options, lot of future for the company, managers do very well.

    Cons

    Low salaries for non-managers. In Woburn average age is 55, it seems that promotions are given to Manager's friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best people because of their skills not because they are your friends. Perks are good, keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Small company attitude

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are knowledgeable and helpful. Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians to do the work. Work load is ridiculous and even if you get it all done, ontime, your manager gets rewarded. No goals as the mgmt changed so many times. Too political, with all mgrs trying look better than other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know what people are doing rather than have expectations without sharing what they are. Mgmt needs to see that the company is growing quickly and cannot be ran like it is just in one site. Every site works in a silo with nothing standardized. Need to look at big picture not just what is happening in any one of the sites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Crazy schedules

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good people working there. Decent compensation. Challenging atmosphere.

    Cons

    Shedules are way to aggressive. Lots of hours and weekends. No upward mobility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fab tech 4 comes with a stress package. Those that give this place 5 stars are probably upper corporate head.

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    Current Employee - Fabrication Tech in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Fabrication Tech in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    a lot of nice people to work with, tools tech and engineers are as stress out as operators but they're willing to help you fix an error before you make a mistake and lose your job over scrap lot.

    Cons

    operators are responsible to learn every tool available to ensure job security and learn both Bi-Fet and pHEMT. Their way of motivating to get a product out is " getting blasted" .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just got in

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

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions as a contractor (less than an 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,

  11.  

    Enginner technician

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    turn over rate is a bit high , I think

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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